“Judge Judy” spent its fifth consecutive week as the top-rated weekday syndicated strip in the week of April 24.

The show scored a 6.7 rating among households for the week and held the No. 1 ranking despite being in reruns for part of the week. “Family Feud” was a close second at 6.5, continuing its run as the top game show in syndication.

Top 25 syndicated shows in households for April 24-30, 2017

Rank Show Dist Days Household Rating Women 25-54 Rating
1 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 6.7 2.7
2 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 6.5 2.9
3 WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ……Su 6.3 2.1
4 JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 5.9 1.7
WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTuWThF.. 5.9 1.9
6 THE BIG BANG THEORY-SYN (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 4.9 2.9
7 LAW & ORDER: SVU-WKL (AT) NBU ……Su 4.0 2.0
8 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 3.4 1.6
9 THE BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT) WB …..SaSu 3.2 2.0
10 FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT) 2/T ……Su 3.1 1.3
11 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD MTuWThF.. 3.0 1.4
MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 3.0 2.3
13 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 2.7 1.1
WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ……Su 2.7 0.7
15 MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 2.5 1.8
16 ACCESS HOLLYWOOD LIVE-WKD NBU ……Su 2.3 1.2
ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW WB MTuWThF.. 2.3 1.1
18 FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 2.2 1.4
HOT BENCH (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 2.2 0.9
TWO AND A HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 2.2 1.1
21 LIVE WITH KELLY DAD MTuWThF.. 2.1 1.0
22 BLUE BLOODS (AT) CTD ……Su 1.9 0.8
BOB’S BURGERS-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 1.9 1.2
ES COURT COMBO CFE MTuWThF.. 1.9 0.8
FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 1.9 1.0


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.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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