Syndicated TV ratings: ‘Entertainment Tonight’ hits 9-month high in the week of Nov. 27-Dec. 3

“Entertainment Tonight” scored its best ratings since March in the week of Nov. 27.

The perennial leader among syndicated magazine shows drew a 3.3 household rating for the week, up from 2.7 the previous week. The surge was driven in part by coverage of Matt Lauer’s ouster as the anchor of NBC’s “Today” show following allegations of sexual harassment.

“Judge Judy” remained No. 1 overall with a 7.2 rating for the week. “Family Feud” (6.7) beat out “Jeopardy” (6.4) for second after a few weeks in which the two game shows tied.

Top 25 syndicated shows in households for Nov. 27-Dec. 3, 2017

Rank Show Dist Days Household rating
Women 25-54 rating
1 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 7.2 2.6
2 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 6.7 2.8
3 JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 6.4 1.9
4 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTuWThF.. 6.3 2.0
5 WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ……Su 5.5 1.9
6 THE BIG BANG THEORY-SYN (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 5.0 2.9
7 DATELINE WKLY (AT) NBU ……Su 3.6 1.9
8 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 3.3 1.4
ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD MTuWThF.. 3.3 1.5
LAW & ORDER: SVU-WKL (AT) NBU ……Su 3.3 2.2
11 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 3.2 1.2
12 FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT) 2/T ……Su 3.1 1.3
13 MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 2.9 1.8
14 THE BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT) WB …..SaSu 2.7 1.6
15 ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW WB MTuWThF.. 2.5 1.2
MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 2.5 1.7
17 HOT BENCH (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 2.4 1.0
18 LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN DAD MTuWThF.. 2.3 1.1
19 ACCESS HOLLYWOOD LIVE-WKD NBU ……Su 2.2 1.1
20 RELATIONSHIP COURT MGY MTuWThF.. 1.9 1.0
21 BLUE BLOODS (AT) CTD ……Su 1.8 0.6
22 AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR-SYN (AT) NBU ……Su 1.7 0.8
BOB’S BURGERS-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 1.7 1.2
FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 1.7 1.0
LAW & ORDER: CI-WKL (AT) NBU ……Su 1.7 0.8
WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE (AT) DAD MTuWThF.. 1.7 0.6


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.