Steve Harvey-Hosted FAMILY FEUD Shatters Ratings Records
Nationally Syndicated "Family Feud," from producer FremantleMedia North America and distributor Debmar-Mercury, has shattered its record-breaking ratings and demo performance set only a week earlier.
The Steve Harvey-hosted game show hit a 6.3 household rating and a 3.3 rating among women 25-54 during the week ended Feb. 2, achieving household and demo ratings not seen for any version of "Feud" since at least 1988, when Nielsen upgraded its measurement system with the introduction of People Meters.
"Feud" climbed 3% week-to-week in households (up from a 6.1) and 6% in the key women 25-54 demo targeted by advertisers (from 3.1). Versus the comparable year-ago time frame, "Feud' leapt 19% in households and 27% in the demo (as well as among all adults in the age group).
In what has become a common occurrence, "Feud" once again surpassed "Wheel of Fortune" (3.0) and "Jeopardy" (2.8) in women 25-54. During all of last season, "Feud" defeated both of the long-dominant game shows 15 times in the critical demo, while tying "Wheel" and upending "Jeopardy" four times. This marks the sixth win over both this season, in addition to three ties with "Wheel" and wins over "Jeopardy."
"Feud" garnered more than 9.3 million total viewers and 2 million-plus women 25-54 during the week.
About FremantleMedia North America
FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) is the U.S. arm of global media giant FremantleMedia, which includes a distribution arm, FremantleMedia International, a digital and branded entertainment division and a kids & family entertainment business. As the world's largest independent studio, FremantleMedia's comprehensive global network has operations in 25 countries, creating over 9100 hours of programming a year, rolling out more than 60 formats and managing over 400 individual titles. FMNA and its portfolio of companies produce entertaining and innovative scripted and alternative programs for network, cable, Syndicated and online platforms. Their slate includes a diverse range of both critically-acclaimed and award-winning successes including "American Idol" (FOX), "The X Factor" (FOX), "America's Got Talent" (NBC), "Family Feud" (SYN), "Let's Make A Deal" (CBS), "The Price Is Right" (CBS), "The Great Christmas Light Fight," (ABC), "The Tomorrow People" (The CW), "Deadliest Catch" (Discovery), "Married to Medicine" (Bravo), "Ice Road Truckers" (HISTORY), "Storage Wars" (A&E), "The Pet Collective" (blip.tv), and the upcoming "Celebrity Name Game" (SYN), among others.
Debmar-Mercury, a leading media company specializing in syndication, network, cable and ancillary markets, produces and distributes The Wendy Williams Show and, starting in fall 2014, the Craig Ferguson-hosted Celebrity Name Game with co-producer FremantleMedia North America; has U.S. distribution rights to FremantleMedia North America's Steve Harvey-hosted Family Feud; distributes Tyler Perry sitcoms House of Payne and spinoff Meet the Browns; Lionsgate Television's Anger Management (starring Charlie Sheen and entering off-network syndication in September 2014), Saint George (starring and co-created by George Lopez, debuting in 2014 and in off-network syndication in September 2016) and a new untitled sitcom (starring comedy legends Martin Lawrence and Kelsey Grammer, set to premiere in 2014 and entering broadcast syndication in fall 2017), all for FX; Revolution/CubeVision's Are We There Yet? (starring Ice Cube); and has U.S. TV distribution rights to South Park, Hell's Kitchen and a movie library featuring titles from Revolution Studios. Debmar-Mercury is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), a leading global entertainment company.