Another week, another close race for the top of the syndicated ratings chart.

“Judge Judy” led the rankings for the week of June 19 with a 6.5 household rating. That was a tenth of a point better than “Family Feud’s” 6.4; “Feud” kept its stranglehold on the game-show category, finishing 0.9 ahead of “Wheel of Fortune” and “Jeopardy.”

Top 25 syndicated shows in households for June 19-25, 2017

Rank Show Dist Days Household Rating Women 25-54 Rating
1 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 6.5 2.5
2 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 6.4 2.9
3 WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ……Su 5.9 2.5
4 JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 5.5 1.7
WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTuWThF.. 5.5 1.7
6 THE BIG BANG THEORY-SYN (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 4.7 2.8
7 LAW & ORDER: SVU-WKL (AT) NBU ……Su 4.2 2.3
8 THE BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT) WB …..SaSu 3.0 1.7
DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 3.0 1.2
FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT) 2/T ……Su 3.0 1.3
11 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD MTuWThF.. 2.8 1.2
12 MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 2.7 1.9
13 MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 2.6 1.8
14 AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR-SYN (AT) NBU ……Su 2.5 1.5
INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 2.5 1.0
16 WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ……Su 2.4 0.5
17 ACCESS HOLLYWOOD LIVE-WKD NBU ……Su 2.3 1.2
18 FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 2.2 1.1
HOT BENCH (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 2.2 0.8
TWO AND A HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 2.2 1.1
21 LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN DAD MTuWThF.. 2.0 0.9
22 BLUE BLOODS (AT) CTD ……Su 1.9 0.7
FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 1.9 1.0
24 BOB’S BURGERS-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 1.8 1.1
ES COURT COMBO CFE MTuWThF.. 1.8 0.8


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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