“Family Feud” ended “Judge Judy’s” nine-week run atop the syndicated ratings in the week of May 29 — but not by much.

“Feud” earned a 6.3 household rating for the week, which included the Memorial Day holiday. That was good enough to beat “Judge Judy” — which was in repeats for most of the week — by a tenth of a point.

“Dr. Phil” (2.7), which was also in reruns, held onto its spot as the top-rated talk show in syndication, and “Entertainment Tonight” (2.7) was again as the No. 1 magazine show.

Top 25 syndicated shows in households for May 29-June 4, 2017

Rank Show Dist Days Household Rating Women 25-54 Rating
1 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 6.3 2.8
2 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 6.2 2.4
3 WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ……Su 5.8 2.5
4 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTuWThF.. 5.3 1.7
JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 5.3 1.5
6 THE BIG BANG THEORY-SYN (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 4.7 2.9
7 LAW & ORDER: SVU-WKL (AT) NBU ……Su 4.3 2.4
8 THE BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT) WB …..SaSu 3.1 1.9
9 FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT) 2/T ……Su 3.0 1.1
10 MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 2.7 1.8
DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 2.7 1.1
ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD MTuWThF.. 2.7 1.2
13 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 2.5 1.0
MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 2.5 1.9
WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ……Su 2.5 0.5
16 FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 2.1 1.2
TWO AND A HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 2.1 1.0
LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN DAD MTuWThF.. 2.1 0.9
HOT BENCH (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 2.1 0.8
20 ACCESS HOLLYWOOD LIVE-WKD NBU ……Su 2.0 1.2
21 ES COURT COMBO CFE MTuWThF.. 1.9 0.8
BOB’S BURGERS-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 1.9 1.2
FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 1.9 1.1
BLUE BLOODS (AT) CTD ……Su 1.9 0.7
25 ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW WB 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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