“Family Feud” started the new year with its best ratings ever. It scored a 7.6 household rating for Jan. 2-8 to lead all weekday syndication strips and continued its more than six-month streak as the No. 1 syndicated game show.

“Judge Judy” was close behind at 7.4; the show was pre-empted in a number of markets for special programming part of the week. “Entertainment Tonight” drew a season-high 3.7, and just outside the Top 25 “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” had its best week in nearly two years with a 1.8.

Top 25 syndicated shows in households for Jan. 2-8, 2017

Rank Show Dist Days Household Rating Women 25-54 Rating
1 WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ……Su 7.7 3.6
2 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 7.6 3.5
3 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 7.4 3.1
4 THE BIG BANG THEORY-SYN (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 7.2 4.7
5 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTuWThF.. 7.1 2.5
6 JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 6.7 2.2
7 LAW & ORDER: SVU-WKL (AT) NBU ……Su 4.3 2.4
8 THE BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT) WB …..SaSu 3.8 2.4
9 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD MTuWThF.. 3.7 1.7
10 MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 3.6 2.8
11 FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT) 2/T ……Su 3.5 1.4
12 FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 3.3 1.9
13 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 3.2 1.4
INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 3.2 1.3
15 MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 3.1 2.4
16 TWO AND A HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 2.6 1.4
17 ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW WB .TuWTh… 2.5 1.3
LIVE WITH KELLY DAD .TuWThF.. 2.5 1.2
19 ACCESS HOLLYWOOD LIVE-WKD NBU ……Su 2.4 1.4
FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 2.4 1.5
HOT BENCH (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 2.4 1.0
22 2 BROKE GIRLS-SYN (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 2.3 1.7
23 BLUE BLOODS (AT) CTD ……Su 2.2 0.8
24 MIKE & MOLLY (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 2.1 1.5
25 ES COURT COMBO CFE MTuWThF.. 2.0 1.0


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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