“Family Feud” regained the No. 1 overall spot in the syndicated rankings for the week of Jan. 23-29, and it extended its long streak as the top game show.

The show earned a 7.6 household rating for the week, good enough to beat out “Judge Judy’s” 7.4. It also marked the 40th straight week that “Feud” was the top game show in syndication, as it finished 0.6 ahead of “Wheel of Fortune.”

Top 25 syndicated shows in households for Jan. 23-29, 2017

Rank Show Dist Days Household Rating Women 25-54 Rating
1 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 7.6 3.5
2 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 7.4 3.1
3 WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ……Su 7.0 3.3
WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTuWThF.. 7.0 2.5
5 JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 6.7 2.3
6 THE BIG BANG THEORY-SYN (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 5.9 3.8
7 LAW & ORDER: SVU-WKL (AT) NBU ……Su 4.7 2.8
8 THE BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT) WB …..SaSu 4.5 2.9
9 FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT) 2/T ……Su 3.8 2.0
10 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 3.7 1.7
MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 3.7 2.6
12 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD MTuWThF.. 3.6 1.7
13 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 3.2 1.3
MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 3.2 2.4
15 WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ……Su 2.9 0.7
16 HOT BENCH (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 2.6 1.1
17 ACCESS HOLLYWOOD LIVE-WKD NBU ……Su 2.5 1.4
TWO AND A HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 2.5 1.3
FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 2.5 1.7
LIVE WITH KELLY DAD MTuWThF.. 2.5 1.2
21 ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW WB MTuWThF.. 2.4 1.2
22 BOB’S BURGERS-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 2.2 1.4
23 FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 2.1 1.4
BLUE BLOODS (AT) CTD ……Su 2.1 0.9
25 LAST MAN STANDING-MF-SYN(AT) WB MTuWThF.. 2.0 1.2


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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