Syndicated TV ratings: ‘Judge Judy’ and ‘Jeopardy’ stay hot in the week of Nov. 13-19

“Judge Judy” continued a hot streak in the syndicated ratings for the week of Nov. 13.

The show matched the previous week’s household rating of 7.6 — which means it matched its best rating since early 2017.

“Jeopardy” also continued its strong run of late. As it aired its Tournament of Champions, the show again tied “Family Feud” for second overall and first among game shows at 6.8.

Top 25 syndicated shows in households for Nov. 13-19, 2017

Rank Show Dist Days Household rating
Women 25-54 rating
1 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 7.6 2.9
2 JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 6.8 2.0
FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 6.8 2.9
4 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTuWThF.. 6.4 2.1
5 THE BIG BANG THEORY-SYN (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 5.2 3.1
WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ……Su 5.2 2.3
7 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 3.7 1.5
8 LAW & ORDER: SVU-WKL (AT) NBU ……Su 3.5 2.2
9 DATELINE WKLY (AT) NBU ……Su 3.2 1.6
10 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD MTuWThF.. 3.0 1.4
INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 3.0 1.2
THE BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT) WB …..SaSu 3.0 1.7
13 FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT) 2/T ……Su 2.9 1.0
14 MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 2.6 1.9
15 MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 2.5 1.7
HOT BENCH (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 2.5 1.0
17 ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW WB MTuWThF.. 2.4 1.2
18 LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN DAD MTuWThF.. 2.3 1.0
19 ACCESS HOLLYWOOD LIVE-WKD NBU ……Su 2.1 1.1
TWO AND A HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 2.1 0.9
21 RELATIONSHIP COURT MGY MTuWThF.. 2.0 1.0
22 WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ……Su 1.9 0.5
LAW & ORDER: CI-WKL (AT) NBU ……Su 1.9 0.9
BOB’S BURGERS-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 1.9 1.2
25 THE GOLDBERGS (AT) SPT MTuWThFSa. 1.8 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, 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.