The top of the syndicated ratings chart for April 9-15 looks a lot like it did in recent weeks, with “Judge Judy” holding onto the top spot.
A week of repeats for “Judge Judy” still managed to finish No. 1 with a 6.8 household rating. “Family Feud” took second among weekly strips with a 6.4, three tenths better than fellow game shows “Jeopardy” and “Wheel of Fortune.”
Ratings for syndicated shows were down a bit overall as many stations pre-empted daytime programming to air Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony before Congress.
Top 25 syndicated shows (including ties) in households for April 9-15, 2018
Women 25-54 rating
|1||JUDGE JUDY (AT)||CTD||MTuWThF..||6.8||2.5|
|3||FAMILY FEUD (AT)||2/T||MTuWThF..||6.4||2.7|
|WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||MTuWThF..||6.1||1.9|
|6||THE BIG BANG THEORY-SYN (AT)||WB||MTuWThF..||4.9||3.0|
|7||FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT)||2/T||……Su||3.7||1.2|
|8||DATELINE WKLY (AT)||NBU||……Su||3.4||1.6|
|9||DR. PHIL SHOW (AT)||CTD||MTuWThF..||3.1||1.3|
|10||WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND||CTD||……Su||3.0||0.7|
|INSIDE EDITION (AT)||CTD||MTuWThF..||2.9||1.0|
|LAW & ORDER: SVU-WKL (AT)||NBU||……Su||2.9||1.7|
|14||THE BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT)||WB||…..SaSu||2.8||1.7|
|15||HOT BENCH (AT)||CTD||MTuWThF..||2.3||0.8|
|MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……Su||2.3||1.5|
|18||LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN||DAD||MTuWThF..||2.2||1.0|
|19||ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW||WB||M.WThF..||2.1||1.0|
|20||MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTuWThF..||2.0||1.4|
|21||ACCESS HOLLYWOOD LIVE-WKD||NBU||……Su||1.9||1.0|
|BLUE BLOODS (AT)||CTD||……Su||1.9||0.6|
|23||AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR-SYN (AT)||NBU||……Su||1.7||0.8|
|BOB’S BURGERS-SYN (AT)||2/T||……Su||1.7||1.2|
|LAST MAN STANDING-MF-SYN(AT)||2/T||MTuWThF..||1.7||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.