I am a casual GSN viewer. I particularly tune in for new runs of Winsanity, Idiotest and Skin Wars lately. I watch Family Feud on occcasion and there are days and weeks that go by where I see no Family Feud on GSN.
Some say Harvey Feud has experienced "rerun abuse" while GSN ratings say differently. I currently feel like I have memorized the 2010-11 season of Family Feud, just from occasional reruns on GSN.
The first season of Family Feud arrived on GSN in March 2012 with only ten slots a week. Ten turned in to twenty, which turned in to thirty rapidly throughout the spring of 2012. By the time September 2012 rolled around, Steve Harvey Family Feud had 40 airings a week on GSN. By the time October 2012 rolled around, Harvey Feud had 60 airings a week on GSN (which stabilized at exactly 60 reruns per week until the spring).
Keep in mind the endless reruns in 2012-13 were all only the 165 episodes of Family Feud from Harvey's first season, the 2010-11 television season.
By the spring of 2013 (when 2011-12 Harvey Feud episodes surfaced on the schedule), I had seen all episodes of Harvey's first season (at least twice) just as a casual viewer who would tune in briefly in late afternoon, around dinnertime or for a half-hour before bed.
A real estimate for how many times each episode of the 2010-11 season of Family Feud aired on GSN between March 2012, its debut on GSN, and March 2013 is between 13 and 14 times.
Now, it has been three years since. The first season of Steve Harvey Family Feud currently airs 20 times per week on the schedule and has been consistent on the schedule the past three years, airing along with more recent seasons.
A real estimate for how many times each episode of the 2010-11 season of Family Feud has aired on GSN since March 2012 is now between 34 and 35 and climbing.
Imagine that: Each episode of the first season of Harvey Feud has been seen on GSN up to 35 times (once every five weeks for the past four years)!
I am sick and tired of the first season of Steve Harvey Family Feud. It has aired too much for too long. I have personally seen most of Harvey's first season five to ten times. I do not watch GSN in that part of the day any longer!
GSN is making an interesting move with the pre-primetime Steve Harvey Family Feud block starting tonight, which has been virtually untouched since the beginning of 2014 (minus Lie Detectors for one lousy week). Winsanity reruns will air tonight at 6pm and 6:30pm ET. Additionally, in recent GSN on-air promos for Family Feud, reruns have been advertised for "Weeknights 8/7c" and no longer "Weekdays 6/5c".
I hope this is a move in the right direction to finally get that first season of Harvey Feud with the Universal Studios roller coaster introduction off my television.