Saturday, October 15, 2016

Sneaky Peeky

On the next GSN The Know....

-The Wheel is a big way....
-The consqeuences and reactions to Hellevator off to a bad start....
-And why Hellevator didn't work with a demographic.

GSN The Know. See what the nation's talking about.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

When Donald Faison wore a straitjacket....

(No, it's not where the Soska Sisters live, but it's a subscription service and you can get everything horror-movie related. Hope something the Soska sisters made will be there too. It's Horror Block from Nerd Block. Subscribe it today!)

VO: This is GSN The Know. The most informed and entertained blog in the United States of America. Now, from the WIlton-North building, here is the man about games, Pierre Kelly.

Me: Hey my little chickadees, there are cable networks you can watch all day, but GSN has everyone watching. All you party people turn it there and let it invade your space. Watch GSN until you stop watching it anymore. The network is freshly packed with games and gets your games in time. Now you know what GSN is thinking, it's time to know what on the mind of GSN by starting with.....

 The Starting Line.

Winsanity on hold? Well, Winsanity will go on hiatus effective next Thursday (October 13th). Winsanity remains in reruns on Thursday nights at 9pm, 12am and 3am. Additionally, Winsanity remains in its three Sunday rerun slots (12pm, 12:30pm, 12am)

It seems that Winsanity has received mostly poor ratings over the past three months. Winsanity has not recored one new run on Thursday nights above 400,000 total viewers (which is considered "good' for a new run GSN original) since July 7th. 18-49 figures have also been mostly negative for Winsanity, only being near the GSN primetime norm the past three of thirteen weeks (above 100,000 18-49 viewers).

Including this week (October 5th), 28 (of 40 ordered) Winsanity episodes have aired. Will the hiatus end? Don't know.

This cha-cha dance isn't over yet, after this video from Jamie Petitto in a quickstep, A magazine with a few game show hosts make a list. I'll tell you what it is....after this break in a waltz.

(Quick fade out)
 Back from a samba nightmare and Forbes magazine has earned a list of the most richest hosts of 2016.

Of the 20, Dr. Phil is the highest, but 4 game show hosts make that list. Alex Trebek $16.5M, Pat Sajak $15.0M, Steve Harvey $14.5M, Drew Carey $12.5M.  Take that, other GSN hosts!

As far as Hellevator goes, last season's reruns had ratings. Yes, ratings. And it went like this.....

 GSN Primetime Ratings for Friday, September 30th (All Times ET):
9:00pm Hellevator (rerun): 150,000 total viewers/56,000 18-49 viewers
10:00pm Hellevator (rerun): 79,000 total viewers/37,000 18-49 viewers
11:00pm Hellevator (rerun): 96,000 total viewers/34,000 18-49 viewers
This was just a warm-up to the new season. But as far as the new season went, did they like it or not? Numberator.....

GSN Primetime Ratings for Friday, October 7th (All Times ET):
8:00pm Family Feud: 302,000 total viewers/59,000 18-49 viewers
8:30pm Family Feud: 438,000 total viewers/99,000 18-49 viewers; up 45% in total viewers/up 68% in 18-49 viewers from lead-in
9:00pm Hellevator (premiere): 173,000 total viewers/62,000 18-49 viewers; down 61% in total viewers/down 37% in 18-49 viewers from lead-in
10:00pm Scare Tactics: 209,000 total viewers/79,000 18-49 viewers; up 21% in total viewers/up 27% in 18-49 viewers from lead-in
10:30pm Scare Tactics: 209,000 total viewers/78,000 18-49 viewers; flat in total viewers/down <1% in 18-49 viewers from lead-in
Ouch. And next week, we'll talk about why it went down and the consequences surrounding it. But that segues us to....

Something to think about.

Hellevator season 2 wasn't the only game show to start out weak. No GSN season or series premiere has had a worse performance in 18-49 viewers since Lie Detectors on April 20, 2015. No GSN series premiere in history has had a total viewer performance as low as Hellevator below. And that's something to think about.

(song stops)

Now the 2nd intermission presented by Svengoolie is back and this time...he's not afraid to take scariness. Here he is now.

Before I get to the 3rd period, this deserves a whistle break from our newest GTK whistling wizard, Ashley Koehler, don't you agree?

Before this video starts, let me give you the sound effect to put your headphones or earbuds right now.

You can remove it now. It's over. On to the 3rd.

People always ask me, Pierre Jason Kelly, son of Ernest Lee Kelly and Brenda Gail Kelly, why is there New to GSN Feud on the network? Let me ask you this. It's all about ratings. Recently, the new ones were below average. You can gloat about it now, but when was the last time GSN had actual variety in general? Look, Family Feud kept the record books of ratings crashing and with newer ones already out of the pipeline, most people believe if they're tired of Feud or not. GSN doesn't care if they're tired, they want to keep the show going. Whether you like it or not, you'll deal with the questions in nature, Steve Harvey's emabarrasing facial expressions and the never ending interracial battles between black & white families. You've seen them on Youtube, now see the moments on GSN as if they were.

And with that, this little Mambo just danced its last dance. Today's blog is presented by Ken Bone Thugs N Harmony. The new supergroup from a guy with a mustache and a red sweater and the rap group from the 90's that gave us many hits joining together. And they'll be on tour after somebody is president. Hopefully Obama getting a 3rd term. Cross your fingers if that happens.

Don't forget to email me at,, Pierre Jason Kelly on FB and @Johnny_Arcade on twitter. Also I'm on Snapchat as MisterGSN and Instagram as Mister_WCW. We will return next Wednesday, and until we return, Play on playas.