“Family Feud” spent a second consecutive week atop the syndicated rankings in the week of Feb. 13-19. The show — which has also been the No. 1 game show in syndication for better than nine months — earned a 7.5 household rating to stave off “Judge Judy” (7.2).

“Dr. Phil” (3.8) came down two tenths of a point from the previous week’s season high but was still the No. 1 talk show by a healthy margin over “Live with Kelly” (2.4).

Top 25 syndicated shows in households for Feb. 13-19, 2017

Rank Show Dist Days Household Rating Women 25-54 Rating
1 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 7.5 3.3
2 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 7.2 2.9
3 WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ……Su 6.9 3.0
4 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTuWThF.. 6.7 2.3
5 JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 6.4 2.1
6 THE BIG BANG THEORY-SYN (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 5.6 3.6
7 LAW & ORDER: SVU-WKL (AT) NBU ……Su 4.5 2.7
8 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 3.8 1.7
9 THE BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT) WB …..SaSu 3.6 2.3
FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT) 2/T ……Su 3.6 1.7
11 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD MTuWThF.. 3.4 1.6
12 MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 3.3 2.4
13 MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 3.1 2.4
WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ……Su 3.1 0.7
15 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 3.0 1.2
16 TWO AND A HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 2.6 1.5
17 HOT BENCH (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 2.5 1.0
18 ACCESS HOLLYWOOD LIVE-WKD NBU ……Su 2.4 1.4
LIVE WITH KELLY DAD MTuWThF.. 2.4 1.1
20 ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW WB MTuWThF.. 2.3 1.2
JEOPARDY WEEKEND CTD ……Su 2.3 0.5
22 FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 2.2 1.3
23 ES COURT COMBO CFE MTuWThF.. 2.1 1.0
FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 2.1 1.3
LAST MAN STANDING-MF-SYN(AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 2.1 1.3


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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