“Judge Judy” and “Family Feud” continue to trade off the top spot among weekday syndicated strips. For the week of March 6, it was “Judge Judy’s” turn.

The long-running court show delivered a 6.9 household rating for the week, two tenths of a point better than “Family Feud.” The latter remained on top of the game-show category, where it’s been for nearly a year, but not by much: “Wheel of Fortune” was close behind at 6.5.

“Dr. Phil” was the No. 1 talk show for the 27th consecutive week, pulling a 3.5 and leading second-place “Live with Kelly” (2.2) by 1.3 points.

Top 25 syndicated shows in households for March 6-12, 2017

Rank Show Dist Days Household Rating Women 25-54 Rating
1 WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ……Su 7.1 3.0
2 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 6.9 2.7
3 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 6.7 3.0
4 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTuWThF.. 6.5 2.2
5 JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 6.4 2.1
6 THE BIG BANG THEORY-SYN (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 5.1 3.3
7 LAW & ORDER: SVU-WKL (AT) NBU ……Su 4.0 2.4
8 THE BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT) WB …..SaSu 3.7 2.4
9 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 3.5 1.6
10 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD MTuWThF.. 3.2 1.5
FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT) 2/T ……Su 3.2 1.4
12 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 2.9 1.3
MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 2.9 2.1
14 MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 2.7 1.8
15 TWO AND A HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 2.4 1.3
16 FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 2.3 1.2
17 ACCESS HOLLYWOOD LIVE-WKD NBU ……Su 2.2 1.1
HOT BENCH (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 2.2 0.8
LIVE WITH KELLY DAD MTuWThF.. 2.2 1.1
20 BLUE BLOODS (AT) CTD ……Su 1.9 0.7
BOB’S BURGERS-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 1.9 1.0
ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW WB MTuWThF.. 1.9 0.9
ES COURT COMBO CFE 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


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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