Syndicated TV ratings, May 2-8: ‘Judge Judy’ edges ‘Family Feud’ to reclaim No. 1

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“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
2t WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ……S 7.0 2.7
4 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 6.3 2.0
5 JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 5.9 1.8
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
11t ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD MTWTF.. 3.1 1.4
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.

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