judge-judy-ratings

“Judge Judy” hit a season high for the week of Nov. 16-22, topping the syndicated rankings with a 7.9 household rating. The show has been the No. 1 strip for 22 weeks in a row.

“Dr. Phil” remained the top-rated daytime talk show with a 3.4, even with the previous week. “Live with Kelly and Michael” (2.8) came in second.

Top 25 syndicated shows in households for Nov. 16-22, 2015

Rank Show Dist Days Household Rating Women 25-54 Rating
1 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 7.9 3.8
2 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 7.4 2.4
3 JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 6.9 2.1
4 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 6.5 3.5
4t WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ……S 6.5 2.7
6 BIG BANG-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 6.4 4.3
7 LAW & ORDER:SVU-WKL (AT) NBU ……S 4.8 3.2
8 BIG BANG WKND (AT) WB …..SS 3.8 2.6
9 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD MTWTF.. 3.5 1.8
10 MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 3.4 2.5
10t DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.4 1.7
12 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.3 1.4
13 FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……S 3.1 1.6
14 LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL DAD MTWTF.. 2.8 1.4
15 FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT) 2/T ……S 2.7 1.2
16 ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW WB MTWTF.. 2.6 1.5
16t TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 2.6 1.3
16t CLOSER (AT) WB ……S 2.6 1.0
19 HOT BENCH (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.3 0.9
19t MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……S 2.3 1.6
21 ES COURT COMBO CFE MTWTF.. 2.2 0.9
22 FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 2.1 1.2
22t 2 BROKE GIRLS-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 2.1 1.6
22t MIKE AND MOLLY (AT) WB MTWTF.. 2.1 1.4
22t ACCESS HOLLYWD LV-WKD NBU ……S 2.1 1.2

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, ESP = ESPN, CTD = CBS Television Distribution.

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.

blog comments powered by Disqus