Season premiere week on “Live with Kelly and Ryan” was a good one for the show in terms of ratings.

“Live” hit its best household rating in more than three months — 14 weeks, to be precise — the week of Sept. 4, scoring a 2.2. That beat the season-opening week for “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (2.1) by a tenth of a point.

“Dr. Phil” (3.0) remained on top of the talk-show category, and “Judge Judy” finished first overall with a 6.5.

Top 25 syndicated shows (including ties) in households for Sept. 4-10, 2017

Rank Show Dist Days Household rating
Women 25-54 rating
1 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 6.5 2.6
2 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 6.0 2.5
3 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTuW.F.. 5.4 1.7
4 JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 5.1 1.4
5 THE BIG BANG THEORY-SYN (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 4.7 2.9
6 LAW & ORDER: SVU-WKL (AT) NBU ……Su 4.0 2.2
7 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 3.0 1.3
8 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD MTuWThF.. 2.9 1.4
9 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 2.7 1.1
MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 2.7 2.0
11 AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR-SYN (AT) NBU ……Su 2.6 1.4
THE BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT) WB …..SaSu 2.6 1.5
MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 2.6 1.9
14 FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT) 2/T ……Su 2.4 1.0
15 HOT BENCH (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 2.2 0.9
LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN DAD MTuWThF.. 2.2 1.1
TWO AND A HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 2.2 1.0
18 ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW WB .TuWThF.. 2.1 1.1
FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 2.1 1.1
20 BOB’S BURGERS-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 1.8 0.9
FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 1.8 1.1
22 ACCESS HOLLYWOOD LIVE-WKD NBU ……Su 1.6 1.1
ES COURT COMBO CFE MTuWThF.. 1.6 0.8
LAST MAN STANDING-MF-SYN(AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 1.6 1.0
MIKE & MOLLY (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 1.6 1.0
WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE (AT) DAD MTuWThF.. 1.6 0.6
THE PEOPLE’S COURT (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 1.6 0.7


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.

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.

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