“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|
|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|
|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.