Friday, August 12, 2016

GSN Ratings 8/11: 'Winsanity' hits series lows versus Olympics (UPDATE: FULL 8-11P.M. PRIMETIME RATINGS AVAILABLE)

GSN Primetime Ratings for Thursday, August 11th (All Times ET):
8:00pm Family Feud: 431,000 total viewers/111,000 18-49 viewers
8:30pm Family Feud: 479,000 total viewers/117,000 18-49 viewers; up 11% in total viewers/up 5% in 18-49 viewers from lead-in
9:00pm Winsanity (new): 207,000 total viewers/41,000 18-49 viewers; down 40% in total viewers/down 41% in 18-49 viewers from last week; down 57% in total viewers/down 65% in 18-49 viewers from lead-in
9:30pm Winsanity (new): 194,000 total viewers/39,000 18-49 viewers; down 43% in total viewers/down 41% in 18-49 viewers from last week; down 6% in total viewers/down 5% in 18-49 viewers from lead-in
10:00pm Family Feud: 228,000 total viewers/55,000 18-49 viewers; up 18% in total viewers/up 41% in 18-49 viewers from lead-in
10:30pm Family Feud: 297,000 total viewers/80,000 18-49 viewers; up 30% in total viewers/up 45% in 18-49 viewers from lead-in

Primetime average: 306,000 total viewers and 74,000 18-49 viewers

Both the 9pm and 9:30pm episodes marked series lows for Winsanity in 18-49 and total viewers.

Percentage of viewers under 50 years of age (and approximate median viewer age):
8:00pm Family Feud: 25.8% (64 years old)
8:30pm Family Feud: 24.4% (65 years old)
9:00pm Winsanity (new): 19.8% (70 years old)
9:30pm Winsanity (new): 20.1% (69 years old)
10:00pm Family Feud: 24.1% (65 years old)
10:30pm Family Feud: 26.9% (63 years old)

Note that these new episodes of Winsanity directly competed against the 2016 Olympic coverage (31 million viewers for NBC).


  1. The Olympics are just a poor excuse. Winsanity has completely fallen off the cable rankings versus other cable shows that have to compete with the Olympics, too. The show is dead.

    I'll also predict that Window Whatever will crash and burn, too. GSN's reality shows don't work unless they've got naked girls.

    1. While I will agree with you Casey that Winsanity is on track to cancellation, I do believe the Olympics (which drew 31 million viewers on NBC) weighed down Winsanity. I'm not saying that Winsanity would have hit 400,000 total viewers and over 100,000 18-49 viewers if it were not for the Olympics, but the Olympics definitely weighed down GSN ratings.

      Window Warriors I do not see success for. I have said it before and I will say it again. I recently said that Window Warriors could perform worse than Steampunk'd. One of the reasons is Window Warriors does not have the Skin Wars lead-in.

    2. Update ): Casey, you were right. The Olympics were not an excuse for poor Winsanity or GSN ratings. Family Feud at 8pm and 8:30pm had its usual strong numbers. Then Winsanity crashed.

      At this rate, Winsanity is not long on the airwaves altogether.

    3. LOL. That's about the extent of Casey's knowledge of naked girls.

  2. The boneheads at GSN keep veering back towards reality crap, and the ratings turn into crap. They keep developing the same crap, and get the same craptacular ratings. Next they'll dig up Butt Luddin.

    1. LOL. The most annoying doofus that's ever been on the network.