“Dr. Phil” was in reruns for the week of Aug. 28, but the show hit a milestone nonetheless.

With a 3.0 household rating for the week, “Dr. Phil” claimed the No. 1 ranking among syndicated talk shows for the 52nd consecutive week — one whole year. It finished more than a point ahead of second-place “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (1.9) for the week.

“Judge Judy” finished first overall again with a 6.6, half a point ahead of “Family Feud.”

Top 25 syndicated shows in households for Aug. 28-Sept. 3, 2017

Rank Show Dist Days Household rating
Women 25-54 rating
1 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 6.6 2.6
2 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 6.1 2.7
3 WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ……Su 5.8 2.2
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.. 4.5 2.6
7 LAW & ORDER: SVU-WKL (AT) NBU ……Su 4.1 2.2
8 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 3.0 1.2
9 FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT) 2/T ……Su 2.9 1.2
10 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD MTuWThF.. 2.8 1.3
11 THE BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT) WB …..SaSu 2.7 1.7
MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 2.7 2.0
13 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 2.6 1.0
14 MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 2.5 1.7
15 WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ……Su 2.2 0.6
16 HOT BENCH (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 2.1 0.8
TWO AND A HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 2.1 1.0
18 FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 2.0 1.0
19 LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN DAD MTuWThF.. 1.9 0.9
ACCESS HOLLYWOOD LIVE-WKD NBU ……Su 1.9 1.1
21 FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 1.8 1.1
22 BOB’S BURGERS-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 1.7 0.8
AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR-SYN (AT) NBU ……Su 1.7 0.9
24 BLUE BLOODS (AT) CTD ……Su 1.6 0.6
LAST MAN STANDING-MF-SYN(AT) 2/T 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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