With “Judge Judy” in reruns most of the week — and pre-empted on a number of stations Thursday and Friday for the first round of the NCAA Tournament — “Family Feud” reclaimed the No. 1 spot among daily syndicated shows for March 13-19.

“Family Feud” scored a 6.9 household rating for the week. “Judge Judy” managed to hold onto second with a 6.3.

Outside the Top 25, talk show “Harry” enjoyed a 10-percent ratings bump week to week, scoring a 1.1. Harry Connick Jr.’s show was picked up for a second season on Tuesday.

Top 25 syndicated shows in households for March 13-19, 2017

Rank Show Dist Days Household Rating Women 25-54 Rating
1 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 6.9 3.0
WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ……Su 6.9 2.8
3 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 6.3 2.6
4 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTuWThF.. 5.8 1.9
JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 5.8 1.8
6 THE BIG BANG THEORY-SYN (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 5.1 3.2
7 LAW & ORDER: SVU-WKL (AT) NBU ……Su 4.3 2.4
8 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD MTuW…. 3.4 1.6
9 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 3.0 1.4
THE BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT) WB …..SaSu 3.0 1.7
MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 3.0 2.1
12 MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 2.8 2.1
FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT) 2/T ……Su 2.8 1.3
14 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 2.6 1.1
TWO AND A HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 2.6 1.3
16 ACCESS HOLLYWOOD LIVE-WKD NBU ……Su 2.5 1.4
17 LIVE WITH KELLY DAD MTuWThF.. 2.3 1.1
HOT BENCH (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 2.3 0.8
19 ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW WB MTuWThF.. 2.2 1.1
FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 2.2 1.3
21 WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ……Su 2.0 0.6
ES COURT COMBO CFE MTuWThF.. 2.0 0.8
23 BOB’S BURGERS-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 1.9 1.1
BLUE BLOODS (AT) CTD ……Su 1.9 0.7
25 FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 1.8 1.1
MIKE & MOLLY (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 1.8 1.1
LAST MAN STANDING-MF-SYN(AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 1.8 1.1
WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE (AT) DAD MTuWThF.. 1.8 0.7


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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