Those markets include WNBC in New York, as well as stations from the NBC, Belo, Four Points Media Group, Gannett, Gray Television, Guardian Television Network, Hubbard Broadcasting, McGraw-Hill, New Age Media, Raycom Media, Sarkes Tarzian and Sagamorehill Broadcasting station groups.
Over the past 14 weeks, the show is averaging a 0.9 rating/2 share in the metered markets, down 18% from both its lead-in and January year-ago time period averages. In New York -- the top market and a pivotal one for the show -- Crosswords is averaging a 0.7/2, down 50% from its Judge Joe Brown lead-in and off 65% from what Warner Bros.' Ellen DeGeneres was doing in the time period last year.
Nationally, the show is averaging a 0.8 live-plus-same-day household rating, making it the fifth-ranked of this year's seven new shows.
Crosswords is a half-hour game show hosted by Ty Treadway and developed by Merv Griffin himself.