“Judge Judy” remained No. 1 among syndicated strips for the 19th consecutive week — but it had some company for the week of Dec. 5-11.

“Family Feud,” the last show to hold the No. 1 ranking before “Judy’s” current streak, tied for the top spot. Both shows averaged a 7.2 household rating. The rest of the rankings were pretty stable, with “Family Feud” remaining atop the game-show heap, “Dr. Phil” (3.5) keeping a comfortable lead over its nearest talk-show competitor (“Ellen,” 2.6) and “Entertainment Tonight” (3.4) leading the newsmag shows.

Top 25 syndicated shows in households for Nov. Dec. 5-11, 2016

Rank Show Dist Days Household Rating Women 25-54 Rating
1 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 7.2 3.3
JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 7.2 2.9
3 WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ……Su 6.7 3.0
4 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTuWThF.. 6.5 2.1
5 JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 6.3 2.0
6 THE BIG BANG THEORY-SYN (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 5.6 3.5
7 LAW & ORDER: SVU-WKL (AT) NBU ……Su 4.6 2.6
8 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 3.5 1.6
9 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD MTuWThF.. 3.4 1.5
10 MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 3.2 2.3
11 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 3.1 1.2
12 THE BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT) WB …..SaSu 2.9 1.7
MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 2.9 2.1
14 FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 2.7 1.6
15 FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT) 2/T ……Su 2.6 1.2
TWO AND A HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 2.6 1.3
ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW WB MTuWThF.. 2.6 1.3
18 ACCESS HOLLYWOOD LIVE-WKD NBU ……Su 2.5 1.6
HOT BENCH (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 2.5 1.0
20 LIVE WITH KELLY DAD MTuWThF.. 2.4 1.1
21 LAST MAN STANDING-MF-SYN(AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 2.0 1.2
BLUE BLOODS (AT) CTD ……Su 2.0 0.9
JEOPARDY WEEKEND CTD ……Su 2.0 0.5
24 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER-WK-SYN(AT) 2/T ……Su 1.9 1.4
ES COURT COMBO CFE MTuWThF.. 1.9 1.0
MIKE & MOLLY (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 1.9 1.3
FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 1.9 1.2


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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