Syndicated TV ratings, Aug. 1-7: ‘Judge Judy’ breaks ‘Family Feud’s’ streak

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“Family Feud’s” run of nine straight weeks as the No. 1 weekday syndicated strip came to an end in the week of Aug. 1-7. “Judge Judy” edged back into the top spot with a 6.5 household rating for a week of reruns, topping “Family Feud” (6.4) by a tenth of a point.

“Feud” did continue its run as the No. 1 game show in syndication, a spot it’s held for 15 weeks in a row. “Live with Kelly” (2.5) narrowly beat “Dr. Phil” (2.4) as the week’s top talk show.

Top 25 syndicated shows (including ties) in households for Aug. 1-7, 2016

Rank Show Dist Days Household Rating Women 25-54 Rating
1 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 6.5 2.6
2 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 6.4 2.9
3 WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ……S 5.7 2.4
4 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 5.4 1.7
5 JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 5.2 1.6
6 THE BIG BANG THEORY-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 5.0 3.2
7 LAW & ORDER: SVU-WKL (AT) NBU ……S 4.1 2.4
8 THE BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT) WB …..SS 3.0 1.9
9 FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT) 2/T ……S 2.9 1.0
10 MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 2.6 2.0
11 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD MTWTF.. 2.6 1.2
THE CLOSER (AT) WB ……S 2.6 1.0
WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ……S 2.6 0.7
14 LIVE WITH KELLY DAD MTWTF.. 2.5 1.2
INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.5 1.0
16 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.4 1.1
TWO AND A HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 2.4 1.2
FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……S 2.4 1.2
19 BOB’S BURGERS-SYN (AT) 2/T ……S 2.3 1.1
20 HOT BENCH (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.2 1.0
21 FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 2.1 1.2
22 JEOPARDY WEEKEND CTD ……S 2.0 0.6
23 2 BROKE GIRLS-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 1.9 1.3
24 MIKE AND MOLLY (AT) WB MTWTF.. 1.8 1.2
25 ES COURT COMBO CFE MTWTF.. 1.7 0.9
MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……S 1.7 1.1
BLUE BLOODS (AT) CTD ……S 1.7 0.6


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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