“Entertainment Tonight” hit a five-week ratings high for the week of April 18-24, getting the biggest bump (6 percent, up to a 3.3 ratings in households) among newsmagazines. The death of music legend Prince partly fueled the increase.
“Judge Judy” (6.7) remained the top weekday strip despite airing a week of reruns, and “Wheel of Fortune” (6.3) was the No. 1 game show.
Top 25 syndicated shows (including ties) in households for April 18-24, 2016
|Rank||Show||Dist||Days||Household Rating||Women 25-54 Rating|
|2||JUDGE JUDY (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||6.7||2.8|
|3||WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||MTWTF..||6.3||2.0|
|4||FAMILY FEUD (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||6.1||3.1|
|6||THE BIG BANG THEORY-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||5.3||3.5|
|7||LAW & ORDER: SVU-WKL (AT)||NBU||……S||4.5||3.0|
|8||THE BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT)||WB||…..SS||3.7||2.4|
|10||DR. PHIL SHOW (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||3.1||1.4|
|11||LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL||DAD||MTWTF..||3.0||1.4|
|11t||MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||3.0||2.2|
|11t||INSIDE EDITION (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||3.0||1.3|
|14||THE CLOSER (AT)||WB||……S||2.9||1.2|
|15||WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND||CTD||……S||2.8||0.6|
|16||TWO AND A HALF MEN-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||2.6||1.5|
|16t||FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……S||2.6||1.3|
|18||HOT BENCH (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||2.4||1.0|
|18t||FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT)||2/T||……S||2.4||0.9|
|20||MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……S||2.3||1.7|
|21||ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW||WB||MTWTF..||2.2||1.1|
|22||FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||2.0||1.2|
|22t||2 BROKE GIRLS-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||2.0||1.5|
|22t||MIKE AND MOLLY (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||2.0||1.3|
|22t||ACCESS HOLLYWOOD LIVE-WKD||NBU||……S||2.0||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.