Game Show Enjoying a Ratings Resurgence

Feb 5, 2014  •  Post A Comment

A longtime TV game show is experiencing a ratings resurgence, including hitting an all-time household rating high for the week of Jan. 26.

“Now it’s just getting ridiculous, in a good way, for Steve Harvey and his syndicated daytime game show, ‘Family Feud,’” the New York Post reports.

The show hit a household rating of 6.1, which translates into more than 9.2 million viewers, comparable to the audience size of “Judge Judy,” the story notes.

“It’s the first time the show has surpassed the 6.0 mark since Nielsen introduced its ‘People Meters’ (which measure ratings) back in 1988,” the article notes. “‘Feud’ also set a series-record 3.1 rating among women 25-54, daytime’s ‘money’ demo — beating usual demo champ ‘Wheel of Fortune’ and its sister show, ‘Jeopardy!’”

Since Harvey joined the show in 2010, the ratings have jumped more than 330%, the piece notes. “Family Feud” is likely benefiting from Harvey’s other TV job, “The Steve Harvey Show,” which is also performing well among viewers.

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