Syndicated TV ratings, April 25-May 1: ‘Family Feud’ tops ‘Judge Judy,’ ‘Live with Kelly and Michael surges
“Family Feud” interrupted “Judge Judy’s” reign as the No. 1 weekday syndicated strip in the week of April 25-May 1. The game show scored a 7.1 household ratings to edge the 7.0 for “Judge Judy,” which had been No. 1 in 43 of the last 44 weeks. The show aired mostly repeats for the week.
“Live with Kelly and Michael” (3.6) was the No. 1 syndicated talk show, growing six tenths of a point week to week after Kelly Ripa’s return from her brief walkout.
Top 25 syndicated shows (including ties) in households for April 25-May 1, 2016
|Rank||Show||Dist||Days||Household Rating||Women 25-54 Rating|
|2||FAMILY FEUD (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||7.1||3.5|
|3||JUDGE JUDY (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||7.0||2.9|
|4||WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||MTWTF..||6.6||2.1|
|6||THE BIG BANG THEORY-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||5.4||3.5|
|7||LAW & ORDER:SVU-WKL (AT)||NBU||……S||4.5||2.8|
|8||THE BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT)||WB||…..SS||4.1||2.6|
|9||LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL||DAD||MTWTF..||3.6||1.7|
|10||FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT)||2/T||……S||3.6||1.7|
|11t||DR. PHIL SHOW (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||3.1||1.5|
|11t||WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND||CTD||……S||3.1||0.7|
|14||MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||3.0||2.3|
|15||INSIDE EDITION (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||3.0||1.3|
|16||THE CLOSER (AT)||WB||……S||2.9||1.2|
|16t||TWO AND A HALF MEN-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||2.7||1.5|
|18||FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……S||2.7||1.6|
|18t||ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW||WB||MTWTF..||2.5||1.3|
|20||MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……S||2.5||1.8|
|21||HOT BENCH (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||2.4||1.0|
|22t||FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||2.0||1.2|
|22t||MIKE AND MOLLY (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||2.0||1.5|
|22t||ACCESS HOLLYWOOD LIVE-WKD||NBU||……S||2.0||1.1|
|22t||BLUE BLOODS (AT)||CTD||……S||2.0||0.7|
Why do you use household ratings here but nowhere else? Ad deals for syndicated shows are largely based on household ratings and, for daytime shows, ratings among women 25-54.
What about “The Simpsons”? “Simpsons” repeats in syndication are not counted in the weekly ratings because they don’t include any national advertising.
“Weekend Adventure” is a package of nature shows airing weekends on many ABC stations.
For syndicated shows airing on multiple days, the viewership is the average of all telecasts.
Distributor key: DAD = Disney ABC Domestic Television, SPT= Sony Pictures Television, 2/T=Twentieth Television, WB = Warner Bros., CTD = CBS Television Distribution, NBU = NBCUniversal.
AT = Additional Time/Telecasts, more than the typical number of episodes or time periods/week.
Source: The Nielsen Company.