“Judge Judy” was, per usual, the top-rated syndicated show for the week of Feb. 15-21, but the bigger news was a couple spots down the chart.
“Family Feud” finished third for the week with a 7.0 household rating, two tenths better than the 6.8 for “Wheel of Fortune.” The latter had been the top game show for the past seven weeks.
Top 25 syndicated shows (including ties) in households for Feb. 15-21, 2016
|Rank||Show||Dist||Days||Household Rating||Women 25-54 Rating|
|1||JUDGE JUDY (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||7.8||3.4|
|3||FAMILY FEUD (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||7.0||3.8|
|4||WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||MTWTF..||6.8||2.4|
|6||THE BIG BANG THEORY-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||6.1||4.0|
|7||LAW & ORDER:SVU-WKL (AT)||NBU||……S||4.8||3.2|
|8||THE BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT)||WB||…..SS||3.8||2.5|
|10||DR. PHIL SHOW (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||3.4||1.7|
|11||MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||3.3||2.4|
|12||LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL||DAD||MTWTF..||3.2||1.5|
|13||INSIDE EDITION (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||3.1||1.4|
|14||WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND||CTD||……S||3.0||0.8|
|15||ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW||WB||MTWTF..||2.8||1.5|
|15t||TWO AND A HALF MEN-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||2.8||1.5|
|17||MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……S||2.7||2.1|
|18||HOT BENCH (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||2.6||1.1|
|18t||FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT)||2/T||……S||2.6||1.2|
|18t||FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……S||2.6||1.2|
|18t||THE CLOSER (AT)||WB||……S||2.6||1.4|
|22||ACCESS HOLLYWD LIVE-WKD||NBU||……S||2.2||1.2|
|23||FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||2.1||1.2|
|23t||2 BROKE GIRLS-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||2.1||1.6|
|23t||MIKE AND MOLLY (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||2.1||1.4|
|23t||BLUE BLOODS (AT)||CTD||……S||2.1||0.9|
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.