“Judge Judy” reclaimed the top spot among syndicated series for the week of March 27. The show, which had been mostly in repeats the previous two weeks, scored a three-week high with a 6.7 household rating.

“Family Feud” (6.4) had its lowest-rated week in several months but narrowly kept its lead among game shows, running its streak leading the category to 49 weeks. “Wheel of Fortune” (6.3) and “Jeopardy” (6.1) were close behind.

Top 25 syndicated shows (including ties) in households for March 27-April 2, 2017

Rank Show Dist Days Household Rating Women 25-54 Rating
1 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 6.7 2.6
WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ……Su 6.7 2.6
3 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 6.4 2.8
4 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTuWThF.. 6.3 2.0
5 JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 6.1 1.8
6 THE BIG BANG THEORY-SYN (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 5.2 3.3
7 LAW & ORDER: SVU-WKL (AT) NBU ……Su 4.1 2.4
8 THE BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT) WB …..SaSu 3.2 1.9
9 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 3.1 1.3
ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD MTuWThF.. 3.1 1.4
11 FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT) 2/T ……Su 3.0 1.1
12 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 2.9 1.2
MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 2.9 2.2
14 MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 2.8 1.9
15 TWO AND A HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 2.5 1.2
16 ACCESS HOLLYWOOD LIVE-WKD NBU ……Su 2.4 1.3
17 HOT BENCH (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 2.3 0.8
18 BLUE BLOODS (AT) CTD ……Su 2.2 0.9
LIVE WITH KELLY DAD MTuWThF.. 2.2 1.0
20 ES COURT COMBO CFE MTuWThF.. 2.1 0.9
FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 2.1 1.2
22 WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ……Su 2.0 0.5
23 ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW WB MTuWThF.. 1.9 0.9
24 FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 1.8 1.1
LAST MAN STANDING-MF-SYN(AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 1.8 1.1
MIKE & MOLLY (AT) WB 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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