Syndicated TV ratings, Aug. 29-Sept. 4: ‘Judge Judy’ stays in front of ‘Family Feud’

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The top of the syndicated rankings for Aug. 29-Sept. 4 looks just like it did the previous few weeks: “Judge Judy” is in front with a 6.9 household rating (its fifth consecutive week at No. 1, and “Family Feud” is second with a 6.3. It’s led the game-show category for 19 weeks running.

“Dr. Phil” and “Live with Kelly” tied for the lead among talk shows at 2.3, with both shows in reruns.

Top 25 syndicated shows (including ties) in households for Aug. 29-Sept. 4, 2016

Rank Show Dist Days Household Rating Women 25-54 Rating
1 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 6.9 2.9
2 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 6.3 2.9
3 WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ……S 6.1 2.4
4 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 5.6 1.7
5 JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 5.2 1.5
6 THE BIG BANG THEORY-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 4.8 3.0
7 LAW & ORDER: SVU-WKL (AT) NBU ……S 3.8 2.3
8 THE BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT) WB …..SS 3.2 1.7
9 FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT) 2/T ……S 3.1 1.2
10 THE CLOSER (AT) WB ……S 3.0 1.3
11 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD MTWTF.. 2.9 1.3
12 MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 2.8 2.2
13 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.7 1.0
14 TWO AND A HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 2.4 1.2
15 LIVE WITH KELLY DAD MTWTF.. 2.3 1.1
DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.3 1.0
FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……S 2.3 1.2
18 HOT BENCH (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.2 1.0
19 BOB’S BURGERS-SYN (AT) 2/T ……S 2.1 1.1
20 FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 2.0 1.3
21 MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……S 1.9 1.3
22 ES COURT COMBO CFE MTWTF.. 1.8 0.9
2 BROKE GIRLS-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 1.8 1.3
MIKE AND MOLLY (AT) WB MTWTF.. 1.8 1.2
ACCESS HOLLYWOOD LIVE-WKD NBU ……S 1.8 1.0
BLUE BLOODS (AT) CTD ……S 1.8 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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