There was little movement in the syndicated TV ratings for the week of April 4-10. “Judge Judy” (7.0 household rating) was the top weekday strip for the 41st time in the past 42 weeks. “Wheel of Fortune” (6.6) moved back in front of “Family Feud” (6.4) as the top game show, and “Dr. Phil” remained the No. 1 daytime talk show.
Top 25 syndicated shows (including ties) in households for April 4-10, 2016
|Rank||Show||Dist||Days||Household Rating||Women 25-54 Rating|
|2||JUDGE JUDY (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||7.0||2.8|
|3||WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||MTWTF..||6.6||2.0|
|4||FAMILY FEUD (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||6.4||3.1|
|6||THE BIG BANG THEORY-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||5.7||3.7|
|7||LAW & ORDER:SVU-WKL (AT)||NBU||……S||4.6||2.9|
|8||THE BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT)||WB||…..SS||3.7||2.3|
|9||MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||3.3||2.4|
|10||DR. PHIL SHOW (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||3.1||1.4|
|12||LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL||DAD||MTWTF..||3.0||1.4|
|13||INSIDE EDITION (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||2.9||1.2|
|14||TWO AND A HALF MEN-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||2.8||1.6|
|14t||FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……S||2.8||1.6|
|14t||THE CLOSER (AT)||WB||……S||2.8||1.3|
|17||HOT BENCH (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||2.5||0.9|
|17t||FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT)||2/T||……S||2.5||1.2|
|19||ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW||WB||MTWTF..||2.4||1.3|
|19t||MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……S||2.4||1.7|
|19t||WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND||CTD||……S||2.4||0.5|
|22||FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||2.3||1.3|
|23||ACCESS HOLLYWOOD LIVE-WKD||NBU||……S||2.2||1.3|
|24||2 BROKE GIRLS-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||2.0||1.5|
|24t||MIKE AND MOLLY (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||2.0||1.4|
|24t||BLUE BLOODS (AT)||CTD||……S||2.0||0.9|
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.