“Judge Judy” spent its second straight week atop the syndicated ratings for the week of April 3. The courtroom show posted a 6.7 rating in households, matching the previous week.

“Family Feud” also held steady in second place at 6.4. It’s now approaching a full year as the top game show in syndication.

The other category leaders, “Dr. Phil” (3.3) among talk shows and “Entertainment Tonight” (3.1) among magazine shows, kept their streaks alive as well.

Top 25 syndicated shows (including ties) in households for April 3-9, 2017

Rank Show Dist Days Household Rating Women 25-54 Rating
1 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 6.7 2.6
2 WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ……Su 6.4 2.3
FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 6.4 3.0
4 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTuWThF.. 6.1 2.1
5 JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 5.9 1.8
6 THE BIG BANG THEORY-SYN (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 4.8 3.0
7 LAW & ORDER: SVU-WKL (AT) NBU ……Su 3.9 2.4
8 THE BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT) WB …..SaSu 3.5 2.1
9 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 3.3 1.4
10 MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 3.2 2.2
11 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD MTuWThF.. 3.1 1.5
12 FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT) 2/T ……Su 3.0 1.3
13 MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 2.8 2.1
14 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 2.7 1.1
15 WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ……Su 2.6 0.6
16 TWO ANDA HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 2.3 1.2
17 LIVE WITH KELLY DAD MTuWThF.. 2.2 1.0
ACCESS HOLLYWOOD LIVE-WKD NBU ……Su 2.2 1.2
19 HOT BENCH (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 2.1 0.8
ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW WB MTuWThF.. 2.1 1.0
21 BLUE BLOODS (AT) CTD ……Su 2.0 0.7
22 ES COURT COMBO CFE MTuWThF.. 1.9 0.8
23 FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 1.8 1.1
JEOPARDY WEEKEND CTD ……Su 1.8 0.5
MIKE & MOLLY (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 1.8 1.2
FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 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.

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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