The week of June 12 was a fairly quiet run in the syndicated TV ranks. Only one show reached a 6.0 household rating — “Judge Judy” at 6.3 — and that was for a week mostly consisting of reruns.

“Judy” spent its second consecutive week, and 11th of the past 12, at the top of the chart. “Family Feud,” per usual, was its closest competitor at 5.9 and kept alive its streak as the top game show.

Among off-network shows, “American Ninja Warrior” spent a second week in the top 25, finishing 13th with a 2.5 rating.

Top 25 syndicated shows in households for June 12-18, 2017

Rank Show Dist Days Household Rating Women 25-54 Rating
1 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD M.WThF.. 6.3 2.3
2 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 5.9 2.6
3 WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ……Su 5.5 2.1
4 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTuWThF.. 5.2 1.6
5 JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 5.1 1.5
6 THE BIG BANG THEORY-SYN (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 4.3 2.5
7 LAW & ORDER: SVU-WKL (AT) NBU ……Su 4.0 2.2
8 THE BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT) WB …..SaSu 2.9 1.9
FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT) 2/T ……Su 2.9 1.0
10 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD MTuWThF.. 2.7 1.2
11 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 2.6 1.0
MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 2.6 1.9
13 AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR-SYN (AT) NBU ……Su 2.5 1.4
14 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 2.4 0.9
MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 2.4 1.6
16 FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 2.3 1.0
17 WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ……Su 2.2 0.4
18 LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN DAD MTu.ThF.. 2.1 0.9
TWO AND A HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 2.1 1.0
20 ACCESS HOLLYWOOD LIVE-WKD NBU ……Su 2.0 1.2
HOT BENCH (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 2.0 0.7
22 ES COURT COMBO CFE MTuWThF.. 1.9 0.8
FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 1.9 1.0
24 BLUE BLOODS (AT) CTD ……Su 1.8 0.6
BOB’S BURGERS-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 1.8 1.0


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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