Syndicated TV ratings: ‘Judge Judy’ stays at No. 1 for Dec. 4-10

For the 16th time in 17 weeks, “Judge Judy” was the No. 1-rated show in syndication.

The show earned a 7.2 household rating for the week of Dec. 4, half a point better than runner-up “Family Feud.” The “Feud,” in turn, edged fellow game shows “Jeopardy” (6.6) and “Wheel of Fortune.”

Top 25 syndicated shows in households for Dec. 4-10, 2017

Rank Show Dist Days Household rating
Women 25-54 rating
1 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 7.2 2.6
2 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 6.7 2.8
WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ……Su 6.7 3.1
4 JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 6.6 1.9
5 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTuWThF.. 6.5 2.1
6 THE BIG BANG THEORY-SYN (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 5.2 2.9
7 DATELINE WKLY (AT) NBU ……Su 3.8 2.2
8 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 3.4 1.5
9 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD MTuWThF.. 3.3 1.4
FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT) 2/T ……Su 3.3 1.4
INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 3.3 1.3
12 MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 3.2 2.3
13 LAW & ORDER: SVU-WKL (AT) NBU ……Su 3.1 2.0
14 THE BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT) WB …..SaSu 2.9 1.6
15 MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 2.6 1.8
16 ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW WB MTuWThF.. 2.5 1.2
17 HOT BENCH (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 2.3 0.9
LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN DAD MTuWThF.. 2.3 1.1
19 ACCESS HOLLYWOOD LIVE-WKD NBU ……Su 2.0 1.1
20 AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR-SYN (AT) NBU ……Su 1.8 0.9
BOB’S BURGERS-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 1.8 1.2
LAW & ORDER: CI-WKL (AT) NBU ……Su 1.8 0.9
RELATIONSHIP COURT MGY MTuWThF.. 1.8 1.0
24 BLUE BLOODS (AT) CTD ……Su 1.7 0.6
FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 1.7 1.0
FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 1.7 1.0
THE GOLDBERGS (AT) SPT MTuWThFSa. 1.7 1.1
LAST MAN STANDING-MF-SYN(AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 1.7 1.0
WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE (AT) DAD MTuWThF.. 1.7 0.6
PEOPLE’S COURT (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 1.7 0.7


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.