The week of July 3 was a relatively quiet one among syndicated shows. Thanks to the July 4 holiday falling midweek, a number of shows aired repeats during the week.
Among them was “Judge Judy,” which nonetheless stayed atop the rankings with a 6.3 household rating. “Family Feud” (6.0) was the No. 2 weekday strip and led the game-show category, per usual. “Dr. Phil” repeats (2.7) kept the talk-show crown, finishing 0.7 ahead of “Live with Kelly and Ryan.”
Top 25 syndicated shows in households for July 3-9, 2017
|Rank||Show||Dist||Days||Household Rating||Women 25-54 Rating|
|1||JUDGE JUDY (AT)||CTD||MTuWThF..||6.3||2.4|
|3||FAMILY FEUD (AT)||2/T||MTuWThF..||6.0||2.7|
|WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||MTuWThF..||5.1||1.5|
|6||THE BIG BANG THEORY-SYN (AT)||WB||MTuWThF..||4.3||2.6|
|LAW & ORDER: SVU-WKL (AT)||NBU||……Su||4.3||2.5|
|8||THE BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT)||WB||…..SaSu||3.2||1.8|
|FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT)||2/T||……Su||3.2||1.3|
|10||MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……Su||2.8||1.7|
|11||DR. PHIL SHOW (AT)||CTD||MTuWThF..||2.7||1.1|
|12||MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTuWThF..||2.5||1.7|
|WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND||CTD||……Su||2.5||0.6|
|15||INSIDE EDITION (AT)||CTD||MTuWThF..||2.3||0.9|
|16||HOT BENCH (AT)||CTD||MTuWThF..||2.2||0.8|
|TWO AND A HALF MEN-SYN (AT)||WB||MTuWThF..||2.2||1.0|
|18||ACCESS HOLLYWOOD LIVE-WKD||NBU||……Su||2.0||1.3|
|LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN||DAD||MTuWThF..||2.0||0.9|
|20||AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR-SYN (AT)||NBU||……Su||1.9||1.0|
|22||BLUE BLOODS (AT)||CTD||……Su||1.8||0.6|
|BOB’S BURGERS-SYN (AT)||2/T||……Su||1.8||1.2|
|ES COURT COMBO||CFE||MTuWThF..||1.8||0.9|
|FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTuWThF..||1.8||1.1|
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.