Court show “Hot Bench” delivered a new season high — and the best weekly numbers of its two years on the air — for the week of Feb. 8-14. The show scored a 2.7 household rating, up from its previous series high of 2.6 in January.
“Judge Judy” also scored a season high with an 8.1 rating, as did “Dr. Phil” (3.5), the week’s top talk show.
Top 25 syndicated shows in households for Feb. 8-14, 2016
|Rank||Show||Dist||Days||Household Rating||Women 25-54 Rating|
|1||JUDGE JUDY (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||8.1||3.6|
|3||WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||MTWTF..||7.4||2.7|
|4||FAMILY FEUD (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||7.3||4.1|
|6||BIG BANG THEORY-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||6.3||3.9|
|7||LAW & ORDER:SVU-WKL (AT)||NBU||……S||5.0||3.0|
|8||BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT)||WB||…..SS||4.3||2.7|
|9t||WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND||CTD||……S||3.6||0.9|
|11||DR. PHIL SHOW (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||3.5||1.7|
|12||MODERN FAMILY-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||3.3||2.5|
|13||LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL||DAD||MTWTF..||3.2||1.6|
|13t||INSIDE EDITION (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||3.2||1.4|
|13t||FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT)||2/T||……S||3.2||1.8|
|16||TWO AND A HALF MEN-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||2.9||1.5|
|17||ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW||WB||MTWTF..||2.8||1.5|
|17t||THE CLOSER (AT)||WB||……S||2.8||1.4|
|19||HOT BENCH (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||2.7||1.1|
|19t||FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……S||2.7||1.5|
|22||MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……S||2.4||1.7|
|23||2 BROKE GIRLS-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||2.3||1.8|
|23t||BLUE BLOODS (AT)||CTD||……S||2.3||0.9|
|25||FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||2.2||1.3|
|25t||MIKE AND MOLLY (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||2.2||1.5|
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.