Syndicated TV ratings: ‘Jeopardy’ closes gap with ‘Family Feud’ in the week of Sept. 25-Oct. 1

“Family Feud” remained the top game show in syndication for the week of Sept. 25, but “Jeopardy” made it close.

“Jeopardy” finished just two tenths of a point behind “Family Feud” in households (5.8 rating vs. 6.0), the smallest gap between the two shows in about six months. The week also include the start of current “Jeopardy” champ Austin Rogers’ win streak.

“Judge Judy” held onto the No. 1 overall spot with a 6.9 rating, and “Dr. Phil” (3.4) had its highest rating in five months.

Top 25 syndicated shows (including ties) in households for Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 2017

Rank Show Dist Days Household rating
Women 25-54 rating
1 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 6.9 2.7
2 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 6.0 2.5
3 JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 5.8 1.7
4 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTuWThF.. 5.7 1.9
5 WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ……Su 5.5 2.3
6 THE BIG BANG THEORY-SYN (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 4.7 2.9
7 LAW & ORDER: SVU-WKL (AT) NBU ……Su 3.6 2.0
8 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 3.4 1.4
9 THE BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT) WB …..SaSu 3.1 1.8
ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD MTuW.F.. 3.1 1.4
11 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 2.9 1.1
12 FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT) 2/T ……Su 2.8 1.1
13 MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 2.5 1.4
14 HOT BENCH (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 2.3 1.0
MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 2.3 1.7
16 DATELINE WKLY (AT) NBU ……Su 2.2 1.1
ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW WB MTuWThF.. 2.2 1.1
18 LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT-WKL (AT) NBU ……Su 2.1 1.2
LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN DAD MTuWThF.. 2.1 1.0
20 ACCESS HOLLYWOOD LIVE-WKD NBU ……Su 2.0 1.2
21 TWO AND A HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 1.9 0.9
22 AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR-SYN (AT) NBU ……Su 1.8 1.0
BOB’S BURGERS-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 1.8 1.2
THE GOLDBERGS (AT) SPT MTuWThFSa. 1.8 1.3
RELATIONSHIP COURT MGY MTuWThF.. 1.8 0.9
WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ……Su 1.8 0.5


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.