“Family Feud” finished second to “Judge Judy,” as it’s done for the past few months, in the overall syndication rankings for Oct. 17-23. But among game shows, it hit a milestone.
The show ranked first among syndicated game shows for the week with a 6.5 household rating, half a point better than “Wheel of Fortune.” It also marked its 26th straight week — exactly half a year — as the top game show.
“Judge Judy,” meanwhile, finished No. 1 overall for the 12th consecutive week.
Top 25 syndicated shows in households for Oct. 17-23, 2016
|Rank||Show||Dist||Days||Household Rating||Women 25-54 Rating|
|1||JUDGE JUDY (AT)||CTD||MTuWThF..||6.9||2.8|
|2||FAMILY FEUD (AT)||2/T||MTuWThF..||6.5||2.9|
|3||WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||MTuWThF..||6.0||2.1|
|6||THE BIG BANG THEORY-SYN (AT)||WB||MTuWThF..||5.1||3.2|
|7||LAW & ORDER: SVU-WKL (AT)||NBU||……Su||4.2||2.8|
|8||DR. PHIL SHOW (AT)||CTD||MTuWThF..||3.3||1.6|
|10||THE BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT)||WB||…..SaSu||3.0||1.8|
|11||MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTuWThF..||2.9||2.2|
|12||INSIDE EDITION (AT)||CTD||MTuWThF..||2.8||1.1|
|13||ACCESS HOLLYWOOD LIVE-WKD||NBU||……Su||2.7||1.6|
|FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……Su||2.7||1.4|
|MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……Su||2.7||1.8|
|16||FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT)||2/T||……Su||2.6||1.2|
|17||LIVE WITH KELLY||DAD||MTuWThF..||2.4||1.2|
|18||THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW||WB||MTuWThF..||2.3||1.2|
|TWO AND A HALF MEN-SYN (AT)||WB||MTuWThF..||2.3||1.2|
|20||HOT BENCH (AT)||CTD||MTuWThF..||2.2||1.0|
|21||BOB’S BURGERS-SYN (AT)||2/T||……Su||2.0||1.2|
|ES COURT COMBO||CFE||MTuWThF..||2.0||1.0|
|WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND||CTD||……Su||2.0||0.7|
|24||BLUE BLOODS (AT)||CTD||……Su||1.9||0.8|
|FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTuWThF..||1.9||1.1|
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.