Syndicated TV ratings, Aug. 15-21: ‘Judge Judy’ stays in front

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The second week of the Summer Olympics brought some more daytime pre-emptions and thus another week of somewhat lower ratings than usual for syndicated shows.

“Judge Judy” held the No. 1 spot for the third straight week with a 6.3 household rating, three tenths of a point better than “Family Feud” — which has now run its streak as the No. 1 game show to 17 weeks. “Dr. Phil” (2.1) edged “Live with Kelly” (2.0) for the top talk show.

Top 25 syndicated shows (including ties) in households for Aug. 15-21, 2016

Rank Show Dist Days Household Rating Women 25-54 Rating
1 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 6.3 2.5
2 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 6.0 2.7
3 WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ……S 5.7 2.4
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.. 4.6 2.9
7 LAW & ORDER: SVU-WKL (AT) NBU ……S 3.7 2.5
8 THE BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT) WB …..SS 3.4 2.3
9 FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT) 2/T ……S 3.0 1.3
10 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD MTWTF.. 2.8 1.3
WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ……S 2.8 0.9
12 THE CLOSER (AT) WB ……S 2.6 1.2
13 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.5 1.0
FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……S 2.5 1.2
15 MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 2.3 1.7
TWO AND A HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 2.3 1.1
17 BOB’S BURGERS-SYN (AT) 2/T ……S 2.2 1.1
18 HOT BENCH (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.1 0.9
DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.1 0.9
20 LIVE WITH KELLY 2016 OLYM DAD MTWTF.. 2.0 0.9
FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 2.0 1.2
22 JEOPARDY WEEKEND CTD ……S 1.9 0.5
23 MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……S 1.8 1.1
BLUE BLOODS (AT) CTD ……S 1.8 0.7
25 ACCESS HOLLYWOOD (AT) NBU M.WTF.. 1.7 0.9
MIKE AND MOLLY (AT) WB MTWTF.. 1.7 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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