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
1t WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ……S 8.1 3.2
3 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 7.4 2.7
4 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 7.3 4.1
5 JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 6.9 2.3
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
9 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD MTWTF.. 3.6 1.8
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
21 JEOPARDY WEEKEND CTD ……S 2.5 0.6
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.

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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