After two weeks in sole possession of first place among syndicated strips, “Family Feud” shared the No. 1 spot for the week of Feb. 27-March 5. It and “Judge Judy” tied for the lead, each earning a 7.0 household rating.

One of those two shows has finished first among weekday strips each week this season, and they’re neck-and-neck in season averages as well. “Judge Judy” (7.1) currently holds a small lead over “Family Feud” (7.0).

“Dr. Phil” (3.6) and “Entertainment Tonight” (3.4) remained at the top of the talk show and magazine categories. “American Ninja Warrior” made its debut in the syndicated rankings, tying for 23rd place at 1.9.

Top 25 syndicated shows in households for Feb. 27-March 5, 2017

Rank Show Dist Days Household Rating Women 25-54 Rating
1 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 7.0 3.4
JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 7.0 2.8
3 WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ……Su 6.4 3.1
4 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTuWThF.. 6.3 2.2
5 JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 6.2 1.9
6 THE BIG BANG THEORY-SYN (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 5.4 3.5
7 LAW & ORDER: SVU-WKL (AT) NBU ……Su 4.3 2.5
8 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 3.6 1.6
9 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD MTuWThF.. 3.4 1.6
10 THE BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT) WB …..SaSu 3.3 2.1
FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT) 2/T ……Su 3.3 1.7
12 MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 3.1 2.3
13 MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 3.0 2.3
INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 3.0 1.3
15 WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ……Su 2.7 0.7
ACCESS HOLLYWOOD LIVE-WKD NBU ……Su 2.7 1.5
17 TWO AND A HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 2.6 1.3
18 HOT BENCH (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 2.5 0.9
LIVE WITH KELLY DAD MTuWThF.. 2.5 1.2
20 ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW WB MTuWThF.. 2.4 1.2
21 FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 2.1 1.2
22 ES COURT COMBO CFE MTuWThF.. 2.0 1.0
23 JEOPARDY WEEKEND CTD ……Su 1.9 0.5
AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR-SYN (AT) NBU ……Su 1.9 1.1
LAST MAN STANDING 2/T MTuWThF.. 1.9 1.1


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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