Well, people are on vacation. Or something.
But Dr. Sanjay Gupta did not have the right prescription to cure “Jeopardy”‘s ratings woes during his second week of guest hosting.
“Jeopardy” fell 4% back to its all time low of 4.7 million for the week ending July 11th. This tied the all time low set by Savannah Guthrie.
Last week, George Stephanopolous took over. This week, his “GMA” co-host Robin Roberts is at the podium. Next week, we finally see if Levar Burton has the right stuff.
This week the categories seem very odd and niche, and certainly aimed at a younger demo. On Monday there was a whole category devoted to podcasts– the companies that make them, the hosts. Very arcane. I don’t mind saying, I lost that whole column. Maybe this is why ratings are down, I don’t know.
In other news of syndicated ratings, Ellen DeGeneres fell back to her all time low of 800,000 viewers. Drew Barrymore dropped 20% to 400,000 fans per day.