After a week ceding the top spot among syndicated shows to “Family Feud,” “Judge Judy” climbed back up to No. 1 in the week of Aug. 14.

“Judy” earned a 6.7 household rating for the week, half a point better than “Family Feud,” which dropped one spot to second. “Judge Judy” has been No. 1 for 10 of the past 11 weeks, including two in which it tied for the top ranking.

Top 25 syndicated shows (including ties) in households for Aug. 14-20, 2017

Rank Show Dist Days Household Rating
Women 25-54 Rating
1 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 6.7 2.5
2 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 6.2 2.8
3 WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ……Su 5.6 2.5
4 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTuWThF.. 5.3 1.7
5 JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 5.1 1.5
6 THE BIG BANG THEORY-SYN (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 4.9 3.0
7 LAW & ORDER: SVU-WKL (AT) NBU ……Su 4.3 2.3
8 THE BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT) WB …..SaSu 3.4 2.0
9 FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT) 2/T ……Su 3.2 1.2
10 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 2.8 1.1
11 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD MTuWThF.. 2.7 1.2
MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 2.7 1.7
13 MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 2.6 2.0
14 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 2.5 1.0
15 HOT BENCH (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 2.3 0.9
16 TWO AND A HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 2.2 1.0
17 FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 2.0 1.3
LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN DAD MTuWThF.. 2.0 0.9
19 BLUE BLOODS (AT) CTD ……Su 1.9 0.7
WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ……Su 1.9 0.6
21 ACCESS HOLLYWOOD LIVE-WKD NBU ……Su 1.8 1.1
AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR-SYN (AT) NBU ……Su 1.8 0.9
FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 1.8 1.1
24 BOB’S BURGERS-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 1.7 1.0
25 ES COURT COMBO CFE MTuWThF.. 1.6 0.6
LAST MAN STANDING-MF-SYN(AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 1.6 0.9
MIKE & MOLLY (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 1.6 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.

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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