Another week, another blog entry...
Syndies perk up a little
The week of February 6-12 was a decent one for syndicated game shows. No big jumps but a little bit of improvement. TVNewsCheck presents the news that could have been worse...
Wheel of Fortune 7.7 - up a tick
Jeopardy 6.4 - up a couple ticks, take that, Pat and Vanna!
Family Feud 3.2 - flat
Millionaire 2.6 - up a tick
You know the routine with TV by the Numbers. When they post their top 25 syndie list, I'll post the viewership averages. They're up: Wheel of Fortune 12.3 million (weekend repeat 6.5 million), Jeopardy 10.1 million, Family Feud 4.7 million. Meredith keeps just missing the list.
Meanwhile, in broadcast news Wipeout keeps bumping (or splashing) its way along a ratings trough. The show pulled a 1.5 18-49 rating and 5.1 million viewers last Thursday. I'm starting to wonder about its future on the Alphabet Net (warning, Variety-speak).