The second week of “Live with Kelly and Ryan” returned to the show’s usual levels after a bit of a bump for new host Ryan Seacrest’s debut.

The show earned a 2.2 rating in households for the week of May 8, down from a 2.5 for Seacrest’s first week with Kelly Ripa. The 2.2 is in line with the show’s prior average with Ripa as the sole permanent host. It finished second among syndicated talk shows for the week, behind “Dr. Phil’s” 3.3.

“Judge Judy” stayed at the top of the overall rankings with a 6.7 in households, half a point better than “Family Feud’s” 6.2.

Top 25 syndicated shows in households for May 8-14, 2017

Rank Show Dist Days Household Rating Women 25-54 Rating
1 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 6.7 2.6
2 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 6.2 2.7
3 WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ……Su 6.1 2.5
4 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTuWThF.. 5.7 1.7
5 JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 5.6 1.7
6 THE BIG BANG THEORY-SYN (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 4.9 2.9
7 THE BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT) WB …..SaSu 3.3 1.9
DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 3.3 1.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU-WKL (AT) NBU ……Su 3.3 2.1
10 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD MTuWThF.. 2.9 1.3
FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT) 2/T ……Su 2.9 1.1
12 MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 2.7 2.1
13 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 2.6 1.1
MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 2.6 1.8
15 ACCESS HOLLYWOOD LIVE-WKD NBU ……Su 2.3 1.3
16 LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN DAD MTuWThF.. 2.2 1.1
TWO AND A HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 2.2 1.1
18 ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW WB MTuWThF.. 2.1 1.0
HOT BENCH (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 2.1 0.8
20 FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 2.0 1.1
WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ……Su 2.0 0.5
22 ES COURT COMBO CFE MTuWThF.. 1.9 0.8
FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 1.9 1.0
24 BLUE BLOODS (AT) CTD ……Su 1.8 0.7
25 BOB’S BURGERS-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 1.7 1.0


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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