“Judge Judy” delivered its best ratings of the season in the week of Jan. 16-22. The show spent a second consecutive week at No. 1, earning a 7.7 household rating.

“Family Feud” continued its nine-month streak as the top syndicated game show with a 7.1. It has led its category for 39 consecutive weeks. “Dr. Phil” remained No. 1 among talk shows with a 3.0, down from recent weeks (the show was pre-empted in a number of markets for Barack Obama’s final presidential press conference on Jan. 18 and the presidential inauguaration on the 20th). “Live with Kelly” and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” tied for second among talkers at 2.5.

Top 25 syndicated shows in households for Jan. 16-22, 2017

Rank Show Dist Days Household Rating Women 25-54 Rating
1 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTuWTh… 7.7 3.3
2 WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ……Su 7.2 2.9
3 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 7.1 3.2
4 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTuWThF.. 6.6 2.2
5 JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 6.2 1.9
6 THE BIG BANG THEORY-SYN (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 5.9 3.7
7 LAW & ORDER: SVU-WKL (AT) NBU ……Su 4.9 2.8
8 THE BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT) WB …..SaSu 4.1 2.7
9 MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 3.5 2.6
10 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD MTuWThF.. 3.3 1.6
FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT) 2/T ……Su 3.3 1.4
12 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTuWTh… 3.2 1.3
13 MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 3.1 2.3
14 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 3.0 1.4
15 WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ……Su 2.9 0.8
16 TWO AND A HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 2.7 1.4
17 THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW WB MTuWTh… 2.5 1.3
LIVE WITH KELLY DAD MTuWTh… 2.5 1.2
HOT BENCH (AT) CTD MTuWTh… 2.5 1.1
ACCESS HOLLYWOOD LIVE-WKD NBU ……Su 2.5 1.4
21 FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 2.2 1.3
BLUE BLOODS (AT) CTD ……Su 2.2 0.9
23 FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 2.1 1.3
24 MIKE & MOLLY (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 2.0 1.4
25 LAST MAN STANDING-MF-SYN(AT) WB MTuWThF.. 1.9 1.2
ES COURT COMBO CFE MTuWThF.. 1.9 1.1
JEOPARDY WEEKEND CTD ……Su 1.9 0.5


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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