The top of the syndicated rankings for April 11-17 is, with a little variation of the numbers, identical to the previous week. “Judge Judy” remained the top weekday strip, followed in the Top 25 by “Wheel of Fortune,” “Family Feud” and “Jeopardy!” Syndicated weekday reruns of “The Big Bang Theory” and weekend runs of “Law & Order: SVU” and “Big Bang” also held their spots. The weekend “Wheel of Fortune” moved up from 19th to ninth to break the string.
Top 25 syndicated shows (including ties) in households for April 11-17, 2016
|Rank||Show||Dist||Days||Household Rating||Women 25-54 Rating|
|2||JUDGE JUDY (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||6.9||2.8|
|3||WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||MTWTF..||6.6||2.1|
|4||FAMILY FEUD (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||6.5||3.2|
|6||THE BIG BANG THEORY-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||5.6||3.6|
|7||LAW & ORDER:SVU-WKL (AT)||NBU||……S||4.7||3.2|
|8||THE BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT)||WB||…..SS||3.8||2.4|
|9||WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND||CTD||……S||3.2||0.7|
|10||MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||3.1||2.3|
|10t||DR. PHIL SHOW (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||3.1||1.4|
|13||LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL||DAD||MTWTF..||2.9||1.3|
|13t||INSIDE EDITION (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||2.9||1.2|
|15||FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……S||2.8||1.6|
|15t||THE CLOSER (AT)||WB||……S||2.8||1.0|
|17||TWO AND A HALF MEN-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||2.7||1.4|
|18||HOT BENCH (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||2.5||1.0|
|18t||FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT)||2/T||……S||2.5||1.3|
|18t||MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……S||2.5||1.8|
|21||ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW||WB||MTWTF..||2.3||1.2|
|22||FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||2.1||1.3|
|22t||2 BROKE GIRLS-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||2.1||1.7|
|22t||MIKE AND MOLLY (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||2.1||1.4|
|22t||ACCESS HOLLYWD LV-WKD||NBU||……S||2.1||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.