“Judge Judy” claimed the No. 1 spot among syndicated shows for the fourth straight time in the week of Aug. 22-28. The show drew a 6.9 household rating, three tenths better than the second-place weekday strip, “Family Feud.”
“Feud” did keep another streak intact, however — it’s been No. 1 among game shows for 18 consecutive weeks. The two top-rated talk shows, “Dr. Phil” (2.3) and “Live with Kelly” (2.2), were both in reruns.
Top 25 syndicated shows (including ties) in households for Aug. 22-28, 2016
|Rank||Show||Dist||Days||Household Rating||Women 25-54 Rating|
|1||JUDGE JUDY (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||6.9||2.9|
|3||FAMILY FEUD (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||6.6||3.0|
|4||WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||MTWTF..||5.7||1.9|
|6||THE BIG BANG THEORY-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||4.9||3.1|
|7||LAW & ORDER: SVU-WKL (AT)||NBU||……S||4.0||2.3|
|8||THE BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT)||WB||…..SS||3.7||2.2|
|9||FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT)||2/T||……S||3.0||1.2|
|10||THE CLOSER (AT)||WB||……S||2.9||1.2|
|11||MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||2.8||2.1|
|13||INSIDE EDITION (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||2.7||1.1|
|WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND||CTD||……S||2.7||0.6|
|15||FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……S||2.6||1.5|
|16||HOT BENCH (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||2.3||0.9|
|DR. PHIL SHOW (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||2.3||1.0|
|TWO AND A HALF MEN-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||2.3||1.2|
|19||LIVE WITH KELLY||DAD||MTWTF..||2.2||1.0|
|BOB’S BURGERS-SYN (AT)||2/T||……S||2.2||1.1|
|21||FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||2.1||1.2|
|BLUE BLOODS (AT)||CTD||……S||2.1||0.8|
|23||MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……S||1.9||1.3|
|24||ES COURT COMBO||CFE||MTWTF..||1.8||1.0|
|2 BROKE GIRLS-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||1.8||1.2|
|ACCESS HOLLYWOOD LIVE-WKD||NBU||……S||1.8||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.