“Judge Judy” kept its spot as the No. 1 weekday strip in syndication for the week of May 9-15. The show scored a 7.2 household rating, a 10-week high, and beat out “Family Feud” (7.0) for the top weekday spot.
“Dr. Phil” drew a 3.4 to keep its usual place as the top daytime talk show. “Live with Kelly and Michael” (3.3) was right behind and got a bit of a ratings bump (up 0.2 week to week) with co-host Michael Strahan’s last week.
Top 25 syndicated shows (including ties) in households for May 9-15, 2016
|Rank||Show||Dist||Days||Household Rating||Women 25-54 Rating|
|2||JUDGE JUDY (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||7.2||3.2|
|3||FAMILY FEUD (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||7.0||3.3|
|4||WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||MTWTF..||6.3||2.1|
|6||THE BIG BANG THEORY-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||5.6||3.6|
|7||LAW & ORDER: SVU-WKL (AT)||NBU||……S||4.5||2.9|
|8||FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT)||2/T||……S||3.9||1.5|
|9||THE BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT)||WB||…..SS||3.5||2.3|
|10||DR. PHIL SHOW (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||3.4||1.6|
|11||LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL||DAD||MTWTF..||3.3||1.5|
|13||MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||3.0||2.1|
|13t||INSIDE EDITION (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||3.0||1.2|
|15||TWO AND A HALF MEN-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||2.7||1.5|
|15t||FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……S||2.7||1.5|
|15t||THE CLOSER (AT)||WB||……S||2.7||1.0|
|18||WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND||CTD||……S||2.6||0.6|
|19||HOT BENCH (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||2.5||1.0|
|20||ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW||WB||MTWTF..||2.4||1.3|
|21t||BLUE BLOODS (AT)||CTD||……S||2.1||0.8|
|23||FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||2.0||1.2|
|23t||MIKE AND MOLLY (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||2.0||1.4|
|23t||MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……S||2.0||1.5|
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.