“Judge Judy” reclaimed the No. 1 spot — barely — among weekday syndicated strips in the week of Jan. 9-15. The show earned a 7.4 household rating for the week, just good enough to pass “Family Feud” (7.3), the previous week’s leader.

“Dr. Phil” remained the No. 1 talk show with a 3.7, comfortably ahead of “Ellen” and “Live with Kelly” (2.5 each). Courtroom show “Hot Bench” hit a season high with a 2.6.

Top 25 syndicated shows in households for Jan. 9-15, 2017

Rank Show Dist Days Household Rating Women 25-54 Rating
1 WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ……Su 7.5 3.0
2 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 7.4 3.0
3 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 7.3 3.3
4 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTuWThF.. 7.1 2.4
5 JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 6.8 2.2
6 THE BIG BANG THEORY-SYN (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 5.8 3.7
7 LAW & ORDER: SVU-WKL (AT) NBU ……Su 4.5 2.7
8 THE BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT) WB …..SaSu 3.8 2.5
9 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 3.7 1.6
10 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD MTuWThF.. 3.6 1.6
11 MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 3.5 2.6
12 FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT) 2/T ……Su 3.3 1.4
13 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 3.2 1.4
14 MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 3.1 2.3
15 ACCESS HOLLYWOOD LIVE-WKD NBU ……Su 2.8 1.6
16 WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ……Su 2.7 0.8
TWO AND A HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 2.7 1.3
18 HOT BENCH (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 2.6 1.1
19 LIVE WITH KELLY DAD MTuWThF.. 2.5 1.2
ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW WB MTuWThF.. 2.5 1.3
BLUE BLOODS (AT) CTD ……Su 2.5 1.0
22 FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 2.3 1.3
23 MIKE & MOLLY (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 2.0 1.3
24 FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 1.9 1.2
ES COURT COMBO CFE MTuWThF.. 1.9 1.0
BOB’S BURGERS-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 1.9 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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