'The Price is Right' and 'Let's Make a Deal' Up in Viewers and Key Women Demos

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January 25th, 2013

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"The Price is Right" and "Let's Make a Deal" Up in Viewers and Key Women Demos

CBS's two daytime game shows—THE PRICE IS RIGHT and LET'S MAKE A DEAL—both notched big week-to-week increases in viewers and key women demographics, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Jan. 20.

Viewers W25-54 W18-49


THE PRICE IS RIGHT 1 (we1/20) 4.65m 1.3/08 0.9/06

THE PRICE IS RIGHT 1 (we1/13) 4.29m 1.1/07 0.8/05

+8% +18% +13%


THE PRICE IS RIGHT 2 (we1/20) 5.56m 1.5/09 1/0/07

THE PRICE IS RIGHT 2 (we1/13) 5.24m 1.3/08 1.0/06

+6% +15% nc


LET'S MAKE A DEAL 1 (we1/20) 2.74m 0.9/05 0.7/05

LET'S MAKE A DEAL 1 (we1/13) 2.63m 0.8/05 0.7/05

+4% +13% nc


LET'S MAKE A DEAL 2 (we 1/20) 3.29m 1.0/06 0.8/05

LET'S MAKE A DEAL 2 (we 1/13) 2.95m 0.9/06 0.7/05

+12% +11% +14%


Compared to last season, THE PRICE IS RIGHT 1 is up +9% in women 25-54 while THE PRICE IS RIGHT 2 is up +8% in women 25-54. LET'S MAKE A DEAL 1 is posting year-to-year increases of +9% in both viewers and women 25-54 while LET'S MAKE A DEAL 2 is up +9% in viewers, +13% in women 25-54 and +17% in women 18-49.


  • Nick

    Wow, these are pretty big increases for last week. Wonder why. Regardless, I love The Price is Right. Didn’t think the show would work well after Bob Barker left, but Drew Carey has infused a whole new energy and life into this show, so kudos to him.

  • JVO

    Everyone’s home sick with the flu I guess.

  • robert

    Love The Price Is Right

  • Kevin

    The Price is Right still sucks because on every show, there are winners & losers. How long will TPIR end because of Drew Carey’s contract? Let’s Make A Deal is way better than The Price is Right and Wayne Brady still gives Drew Carey a run for his money.

  • Kevin

    #cancelTPIR :-(

  • Don

    “GD I Hate That Bob Barker.”-Adam Sandler as Happy Gilmore

    I think Drew is a great host and he and Wayne Brady have worked together on “Whose Line Is It Anyway,” and I am sure they are good friends.

    LMAD and TPIR are compatable and now are both owned by Fremantile Media.

  • chris23

    What the heck?? I don’t get the whole ” Price is Right 1, Price is Right 2, Lets make a Deal 1, and Lets Make a Deal 2″.

    Are there 2 hours of each show running on CBS during late mornings or early afternoons now? or is that half hour breakdowns?

    Sorry if this is a dumbfounded question, but I never seen ratings for these shows posted like this before! :)

  • JayTN

    chris23…yes, TPIR1 and TPIR2 are the first and second half hours of the show, as is LMAD1 and LMAD2. This is a left over from the old days when most game shows were just 30 minutes long.

  • Kevin

    Hope ratings for The Price is Right are going to sink because why do more people watch TPIR for no reason at all? Because the way they watched contestants end up as a winner or a loser on every show it airs. Let’s Make A Deal is still doing better. Heck, it’s way better than Price is Right and you can’t mess with Wayne Brady and all of his glory.

  • Mike

    Glad to see the last 2 network game shows do well. Glad to see the increases for both.

  • Cass rowlwland

    how is the chew and the view doing

  • chris23

    Thank you JayTN for answering my question :)

  • Dizzard

    Game shows are way better than talk shows, more game shows should be developed more than these talking flops.

  • K


    That used to be back in the past. If you remember there would be about 3 of 4 hours of game shows. I distinctly remember on CBS, that TPIR would be on at 11, but before them was Card Sharks and Press Your Luck. There was also Pyramid (various denominations, 25K, 100k etc), Win Lose or Draw, Tick Tack Dough, Match Game, Jokers Wild, and a couple others I can’t recall. Those were the good days of Daytime Tv.

  • Logan

    I love TPIR nice to get a few laughs I can’t stand the view all that yapping gives me a headache just nice to sit back and laugh. Not a fan of LMAD but oh well just happy to see TPIR rolling along strong.

  • David

    TPIR should’ve been put to rest when Bob Barker made his last curtain call. Drew Carey is lifeless, listless and drones with fatigue. Now the poor show lingers on with numerous chunks hacked out of its gears.

    CBS’s Television City Studio 33 is just an echo chamber of residual energy left behind from its glory days when there were great shows taped there, and many great game show hosts, and actors and actresses who lent their talents on that very soundstage so many years ago.

    As for Let’s Make A Deal, Monty Hall was king of the title. Monty had real talent. Monty and Jay Stewart had the perfect chemistry on air and that was the reason LMAD was such a striking success for so many years. Sorry, but Wayne Brady just doesn’t cut it, nor does Jonathan Magnum. Monty Hall made LMAD tick. That kind of talent is absent in today’s new breed of broadcasters.

    Call me old fashioned, but I value the terrific virtues, charm and professionalism that the old school broadcasters brought forth in television and radio.

    Some of the greatest broadcasters that come to mind: Bill Cullen, Bob Barker, Tom Kennedy, Jack Narz, Dick Clark, Gary Moore, Peter Marshall, Don Pardo, Gene Rayburn, Art James, Jack Barry, Wink Martindale, Jim Perry, Dennis James, Allen Ludden, Bob Eubanks, Jim Lange, Alex Trebek, Chuck Woolery, Pat Sajak, Dick Enberg and Bert Convey.

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