Syndicated TV ratings, May 2-8: ‘Judge Judy’ edges ‘Family Feud’ to reclaim No. 1
“Family Feud’s” run at the top of the syndicated ratings was a short one, as “Judge Judy” regained the No. 1 spot for the week of May 2-8. The court show scored a nine-week high with a 7.1 household rating.
“Family Feud” was right behind in second place with a 7.0. “Dr. Phil” (3.2) edged “Live with Kelly and Michael” (3.1) for top talk-show honors.
Top 25 syndicated shows (including ties) in households for May 2-8, 2016
|Rank||Show||Dist||Days||Household Rating||Women 25-54 Rating|
|1||JUDGE JUDY (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||7.1||2.9|
|2||FAMILY FEUD (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||7.0||3.5|
|4||WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||MTWTF..||6.3||2.0|
|6||THE BIG BANG THEORY-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||5.2||3.4|
|7||LAW & ORDER: SVU-WKL (AT)||NBU||……S||4.7||2.9|
|8||THE BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT)||WB||…..SS||3.9||2.4|
|9||DR. PHIL SHOW (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||3.2||1.5|
|9t||FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT)||2/T||……S||3.2||1.5|
|11||LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL||DAD||MTWTF..||3.1||1.6|
|13||MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||3.0||2.2|
|14||INSIDE EDITION (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||2.9||1.2|
|15||THE CLOSER (AT)||WB||……S||2.7||1.1|
|16||TWO AND A HALF MEN-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||2.6||1.4|
|16t||FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……S||2.6||1.3|
|18||HOT BENCH (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||2.5||1.0|
|18t||MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……S||2.5||1.8|
|20||ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW||WB||MTWTF..||2.4||1.2|
|21||2 BROKE GIRLS-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||2.0||1.5|
|21t||ACCESS HOLLYWOOD LIVE-WKD||NBU||……S||2.0||1.1|
|21t||WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND||CTD||……S||2.0||0.5|
|21t||BLUE BLOODS (AT)||CTD||……S||2.0||0.8|
|25||FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||1.9||1.1|
|25t||LAW & ORDER: CI-MF-SYN(AT)||NBU||MTWTF..||1.9||1.2|
|25t||STEVE HARVEY (AT)||NBU||MTWTF..||1.9||0.9|
|25t||MIKE AND MOLLY (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||1.9||1.3|
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.