Syndicated TV ratings: ‘Family Feud’ closes on ‘Judge Judy’ in the week of Dec. 11-17

“Judge Judy” continued its reign as the top-rated show in syndication for the week of Dec. 11, but it was close.

“Family Feud” finished within 0.2 of “Judge Judy” (6.9 household rating vs. 7.1), marking the closest finish between the two in several weeks. The “Feud” also widened its lead over its game-show competition a little bit, finishing 0.4 ahead of “Jeopardy” and 0.6 ahead of “Wheel of Fortune.”

Top 25 syndicated shows (including ties) in households for Dec. 11-17, 2017

Rank Show Dist Days Household rating
Women 25-54 rating
1 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 7.1 2.6
2 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 6.9 3.0
3 JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 6.5 1.8
4 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTuWThF.. 6.3 2.0
5 WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ……Su 5.5 2.4
6 THE BIG BANG THEORY-SYN (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 5.2 3.2
7 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 3.4 1.4
8 DATELINE WKLY (AT) NBU ……Su 3.3 1.8
9 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD MTuWThF.. 3.2 1.4
INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 3.2 1.2
LAW & ORDER: SVU-WKL (AT) NBU ……Su 3.2 1.8
12 THE BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT) WB …..SaSu 3.0 1.7
FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT) 2/T ……Su 3.0 1.2
14 MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 2.7 2.0
15 ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW WB MTuWThF.. 2.6 1.1
16 HOT BENCH (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 2.3 0.9
LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN DAD MTuWThF.. 2.3 1.0
MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 2.3 1.6
WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ……Su 2.3 0.5
20 ACCESS HOLLYWOOD LIVE-WKD NBU ……Su 2.1 1.2
21 LAW & ORDER: CI-WKL (AT) NBU ……Su 2.0 1.2
22 RELATIONSHIP COURT MGY MTuWThF.. 1.9 0.9
23 BOB’S BURGERS-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 1.8 1.2
24 AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR-SYN (AT) NBU ……Su 1.7 0.9
BLUE BLOODS (AT) CTD ……Su 1.7 0.6
FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 1.7 1.1
FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 1.7 1.0
THE GOLDBERGS (AT) SPT MTuWThFSa. 1.7 1.2
JEOPARDY WEEKEND CTD ……Su 1.7 0.4
WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE (AT) DAD MTuWThF.. 1.7 0.6


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.