No surprise here: “Judge Judy” was once again the No. 1 syndicated show on TV in the first week of February. The courtroom show drew a 7.8 household rating for the week of Feb. 1-7.
The top of the rankings after “Judge Judy” looked much the same as well, with “Weekend Adventure,” “Wheel of Fortune,” “Family Feud” and “Jeopardy” making up the Top 5. “Dr. Phil” (3.3) narrowly beat “Live with Kelly and Michael” (3.1) for the top talk show.s
Top 25 syndicated shows in households for Feb. 1-7, 2016
|Rank||Show||Dist||Days||Household Rating||Women 25-54 Rating|
|1||JUDGE JUDY (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||7.8||3.4|
|3||WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||MTWTF..||7.4||2.5|
|4||FAMILY FEUD (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||6.9||3.7|
|6||BIG BANG THEORY-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||6.4||4.2|
|7||LAW & ORDER:SVU-WKL (AT)||NBU||……S||4.7||3.0|
|8||WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND||CTD||……S||3.6||1.0|
|9||MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||3.5||2.7|
|9t||BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT)||WB||…..SS||3.5||2.3|
|12||DR. PHIL SHOW (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||3.3||1.6|
|13||LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL||DAD||MTWTF..||3.1||1.5|
|13t||INSIDE EDITION (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||3.1||1.3|
|15||TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||2.8||1.5|
|16||ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW||WB||MTWTF..||2.7||1.5|
|16t||FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT)||2/T||……S||2.7||1.3|
|19||FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……S||2.6||1.6|
|20||HOT BENCH (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||2.5||1.0|
|22||2 BROKE GIRLS-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||2.3||1.8|
|23||FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||2.2||1.3|
|23t||MIKE AND MOLLY (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||2.2||1.5|
|23t||MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……S||2.2||1.6|
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.