“Judge Judy” grabbed the top spot (barely) among weekday syndicated strips in the week of April 17, holding off “Family Feud.”
“Judy” averaged a 6.5 household rating for the week, two tenths of a point better than “Family Feud’s” 6.3. The latter maintained its stranglehold on the game-show category, finishing ahead of “Wheel of Fortune” (6.0). “Dr. Phil” also easily led the talk-show group with a 3.3, ahead of “Ellen” and “Live with Kelly” (both 2.2).
Top 25 syndicated shows in households for April 17-23, 2017
|Rank||Show||Dist||Days||Household Rating||Women 25-54 Rating|
|2||JUDGE JUDY (AT)||CTD||MTuWThF..||6.5||2.6|
|3||FAMILY FEUD (AT)||2/T||MTuWThF..||6.3||2.7|
|4||WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||MTuWThF..||6.0||2.0|
|6||THE BIG BANG THEORY-SYN (AT)||WB||MTuWThF..||4.7||2.8|
|7||LAW & ORDER: SVU-WKL (AT)||NBU||……Su||3.6||2.1|
|8||DR. PHIL SHOW (AT)||CTD||MTuWThF..||3.3||1.5|
|FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT)||2/T||……Su||3.3||1.3|
|10||THE BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT)||WB||…..SaSu||3.1||2.0|
|12||WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND||CTD||……Su||2.8||0.6|
|13||INSIDE EDITION (AT)||CTD||MTuWThF..||2.7||1.0|
|MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……Su||2.7||2.1|
|15||MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTuWThF..||2.4||1.7|
|16||ACCESS HOLLYWOOD LIVE-WKD||NBU||……Su||2.3||1.3|
|TWO AND A HALF MEN-SYN (AT)||WB||MTuWThF..||2.3||1.1|
|18||ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW||WB||MTuWThF..||2.2||1.0|
|HOT BENCH (AT)||CTD||MTuWThF..||2.2||0.9|
|LIVE WITH KELLY||DAD||MTuWThF..||2.2||1.0|
|22||BLUE BLOODS (AT)||CTD||……Su||1.9||0.7|
|BOB’S BURGERS-SYN (AT)||2/T||……Su||1.9||1.0|
|ES COURT COMBO||CFE||MTuWThF..||1.9||0.8|
|FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……Su||1.9||1.0|
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.