Syndicated TV ratings, Aug. 8-14: ‘Judge Judy’ tops a slower Olympics week

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Ratings for daytime syndicated strips were largely down in the week of Aug. 8-14, as a number of shows were pre-empted for Olympics coverage. A week of “Judge Judy” reruns led the way with a 6.1 household rating, narrowly beating “Family Feud’s” 5.9.

“Dr. Phil” and “Live with Kelly” tied for No. 1 among talk shows at 2.0. “Live’s” episodes, however, were coded as specials and therefore won’t count as part of the show’s season average.

Top 25 syndicated shows (including ties) in households for Aug. 8-14, 2016

Rank Show Dist Days Household Rating Women 25-54 Rating
1 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 6.1 2.5
WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ……S 6.1 3.2
3 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 5.9 2.7
4 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 5.2 1.7
5 JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 4.9 1.5
6 THE BIG BANG THEORY-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 4.2 2.7
7 LAW & ORDER: SVU-WKL (AT) NBU ……S 3.7 2.1
8 FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT) 2/T ……S 3.1 1.4
9 THE BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT) WB …..SS 2.9 1.7
WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ……S 2.9 0.9
11 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD MTWTF.. 2.8 1.3
12 THE CLOSER (AT) WB ……S 2.6 1.1
13 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.4 1.0
ESPN NFL PRE SEASON SAT ESP …..S. 2.4 1.0
15 MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 2.3 1.6
TWO AND A HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 2.3 1.2
FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……S 2.3 1.2
18 BOB’S BURGERS-SYN (AT) 2/T ……S 2.2 1.3
19 LIVE WITH KELLY 2016 OLYM DAD MTWTF.. 2.0 0.9
HOT BENCH (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.0 1.0
DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.0 0.9
22 FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 1.9 1.0
JEOPARDY WEEKEND CTD ……S 1.9 0.6
24 ACCESS HOLLYWOOD (AT) NBU MT.TF.. 1.8 1.0
MIKE AND MOLLY (AT) WB MTWTF.. 1.8 1.1


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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