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|
|4||WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||MTuWThF..||6.3||2.2|
|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|
|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|
|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.