From Monday it airs once again at 6pm on TEN, ELEVEN and ONE.
The simulcast means we can’t determine its performance on a single channel. But we can look at the numbers leading into the show to get a ballpark figure.
On Thursday the show pulled 665,00 metro viewers across three channels.
On TEN, TEN Eyewitness News averaged 620,000
On ELEVEN, Beverly Hills 90210 averaged 56,000.
On ONE iFISH averaged 44,000 -a combined total of 720,000, which means Family Feud lost 55,000 viewers.
If both the ELEVEN and ONE audiences kept watching Family Feud on their respective channels that’s 100,000 viewers, hence the reason the show is staying on simulcast.
That said, even a figure of around 565,000 viewers is a vast improvement on its predecessor, Modern Family repeats. So why the need to simulcast still?
TEN appears to have painted itself into a corner. It has now run the simulcast for so many weeks that pens will be poised the minute it disappears and those numbers drop.