“Judge Judy” was down a little bit week to week (7.6 household rating vs. 7.9 preivously), but it retained the top spot in the syndicated ratings for the week of Feb. 29-March 6. It sits at No. 1 for 36th time in the past 37 weeks.

“Family Feud” was the top game show for the third week in a row (including one tie), scoring a 7.0 to edge “Wheel of Fortune’s” 6.9. “Dr. Phil” (3.3) maintained a narrow lead over “Live with Kelly and Michael” (3.1) for the top talk show.

Top 25 syndicated shows (including ties) in households for Feb. 29-March 6, 2016

Rank Show Dist Days Household Rating Women 25-54 Rating
1 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 7.6 3.3
2 WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ……S 7.2 2.8
3 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 7.0 3.7
4 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 6.9 2.3
5 JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 6.5 2.1
6 THE BIG BANG THEORY-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 5.9 3.8
7 LAW & ORDER:SVU-WKL (AT) NBU ……S 4.6 2.9
8 THE BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT) WB …..SS 4.0 2.5
9 MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 3.4 2.5
10 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.3 1.5
10t ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD MTWTF.. 3.3 1.6
12 LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL DAD MTWTF.. 3.1 1.5
12t INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.1 1.3
12t FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT) 2/T ……S 3.1 1.3
15 WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ……S 2.8 0.6
16 TWO AND A HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 2.7 1.5
16t FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……S 2.7 1.4
18 HOT BENCH (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.6 1.0
18t ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW WB MTWTF.. 2.6 1.4
18t THE CLOSER (AT) WB ……S 2.6 1.0
21 MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……S 2.5 1.8
22 ACCESS HOLLYWOOD LIVE-WKD NBU ……S 2.2 1.3
22t BLUE BLOODS (AT) CTD ……S 2.2 0.9
24 FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 2.1 1.3
24t 2 BROKE GIRLS-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 2.1 1.6
24t MIKE AND MOLLY (AT) WB MTWTF.. 2.1 1.4


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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