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
2 WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ……Su 6.2 2.6
3 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 6.0 2.7
4 JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 5.1 1.5
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
14 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD MTuWThF.. 2.4 1.0
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
JEOPARDY WEEKEND CTD ……Su 1.9 0.5
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.

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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