“Family Feud” remained at No. 1 among syndicated strips for the week of Dec. 26-Jan. 1, averaging a 7.4 household rating. That’s not much of a surprise, as it aired original episodes and its chief rival for the top spot, “Judge Judy,” was in repeats.

“Entertainment Tonight” also had a fairly strong week with a 3.4, driven in part by coverage of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.

Top 25 syndicated shows in households for Dec. 26, 2016-Jan. 1, 2017

Rank Show Dist Days Household Rating Women 25-54 Rating
1 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 7.4 3.5
JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 6.8 2.8
3 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTuWThF.. 6.2 2.0
4 JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 6.0 1.8
5 WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ……Su 5.5 2.2
6 LAW & ORDER: SVU-WKL (AT) NBU ……Su 4.4 2.5
7 THE BIG BANG THEORY-SYN (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 4.0 2.4
8 THE BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT) WB …..SaSu 3.4 1.9
9 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD MTuWThF.. 3.4 1.5
10 FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT) 2/T ……Su 3.4 1.3
11 MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 3.2 2.2
12 MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 2.9 2.1
ACCESS HOLLYWOOD LIVE-WKD NBU ……Su 2.8 1.6
14 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 2.8 1.2
15 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 2.8 1.1
LIVE WITH KELLY DAD MTuWThF.. 2.6 1.3
HOT BENCH (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 2.5 1.0
18 TWO AND A HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 2.5 1.3
ES COURT COMBO CFE MTuWThF.. 2.2 1.1
20 FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 2.1 1.3
21 ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW WB MTuWThF.. 2.0 1.0
MIKE & MOLLY (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 2.0 1.4
BLUE BLOODS (AT) CTD ……Su 1.9 0.7
24 LAST MAN STANDING-MF-SYN(AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 1.9 1.2
BOB’S BURGERS-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 1.8 1.1
PEOPLE’S COURT (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 1.8 0.8


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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