“Family Feud” held its place at the top of the syndicated ratings for the week of Feb. 20-26. The game show scored a 7.4 household rating for the week, two tenths of a point ahead of “Judge Judy’s” 7.2.

“Dr. Phil” (3.7) maintained its lead in the talk-show category, while “Live with Kelly” (2.4) edged “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (2.3) for second.

Top 25 syndicated shows in households for Feb. 20-26, 2017

Rank Show Dist Days Household Rating Women 25-54 Rating
1 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 7.4 3.4
2 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 7.2 2.9
3 WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ……Su 7.0 2.7
4 JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 6.7 2.1
WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTuWThF.. 6.7 2.2
6 THE BIG BANG THEORY-SYN (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 5.5 3.6
7 LAW & ORDER: SVU-WKL (AT) NBU ……Su 4.4 2.6
8 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 3.7 1.7
9 FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT) 2/T ……Su 3.5 1.4
10 THE BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT) WB …..SaSu 3.4 2.1
11 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD MTuWThF.. 3.2 1.5
12 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 3.0 1.3
MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 3.0 2.3
14 MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 2.8 2.0
WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ……Su 2.8 0.7
16 HOT BENCH (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 2.6 1.0
17 TWO AND A HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 2.5 1.3
18 ACCESS HOLLYWOOD LIVE-WKD NBU ……Su 2.4 1.3
FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 2.4 1.4
LIVE WITH KELLY DAD MTuWThF.. 2.4 1.2
21 ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW WB MTuWThF.. 2.3 1.1
22 ES COURT COMBO CFE MTuWThF.. 2.1 1.0
23 BOB’S BURGERS-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 2.0 1.2
24 BLUE BLOODS (AT) CTD ……Su 1.9 0.7
FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 1.9 1.2
JEOPARDY WEEKEND CTD ……Su 1.9 0.5
MIKE & MOLLY (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 1.9 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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