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The first full week of 2016 saw “Judge Judy” return to original episodes and to the top of the syndicated rankings with a 7.8 household rating. “Wheel of Fortune” was a close second at 7.6.

“Dr. Phil” (3.2) also reclaimed its spot as the No. 1 syndicated talk show as it returned to new episodes. It edged past “Live with Kelly and Michael” (3.1).

Top 25 syndicated shows (including ties) in households for Jan. 4-10, 2016

Rank Show Dist Days Household Rating Women 25-54 Rating
1 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 7.8 3.3
2 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 7.6 2.5
3 WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ……S 7.5 3.2
4 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 7.2 3.8
5 JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 7.0 2.2
6 BIG BANG-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 6.4 4.2
7 LAW & ORDER:SVU-WKL (AT) NBU ……S 5.3 3.0
8 BIG BANG WKND (AT) WB …..SS 3.7 2.3
9 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD MTWTF.. 3.6 1.7
10 MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 3.5 2.8
10t INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.5 1.5
12 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.2 1.5
13 LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL DAD MTWTF.. 3.1 1.5
14 FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT) 2/T ……S 3.0 1.6
14t TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 3.0 1.6
16 CLOSER (AT) WB ……S 2.7 1.3
16t ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW WB MTWTF.. 2.7 1.4
18 FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……S 2.5 1.4
18t BLUE BLOODS (AT) CTD ……S 2.5 1.1
18t HOT BENCH (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.5 1.0
21 MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……S 2.3 1.9
22 FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 2.2 1.4
22t WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ……S 2.2 0.6
22t ACCESS HOLLYWD LV-WKD NBU ……S 2.2 1.2
22t 2 BROKE GIRLS-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 2.2 1.6
22t 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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