“Family Feud’s” run of nine straight weeks as the No. 1 weekday syndicated strip came to an end in the week of Aug. 1-7. “Judge Judy” edged back into the top spot with a 6.5 household rating for a week of reruns, topping “Family Feud” (6.4) by a tenth of a point.
“Feud” did continue its run as the No. 1 game show in syndication, a spot it’s held for 15 weeks in a row. “Live with Kelly” (2.5) narrowly beat “Dr. Phil” (2.4) as the week’s top talk show.
Top 25 syndicated shows (including ties) in households for Aug. 1-7, 2016
|Rank||Show||Dist||Days||Household Rating||Women 25-54 Rating|
|1||JUDGE JUDY (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||6.5||2.6|
|2||FAMILY FEUD (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||6.4||2.9|
|4||WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||MTWTF..||5.4||1.7|
|6||THE BIG BANG THEORY-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||5.0||3.2|
|7||LAW & ORDER: SVU-WKL (AT)||NBU||……S||4.1||2.4|
|8||THE BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT)||WB||…..SS||3.0||1.9|
|9||FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT)||2/T||……S||2.9||1.0|
|10||MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||2.6||2.0|
|THE CLOSER (AT)||WB||……S||2.6||1.0|
|WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND||CTD||……S||2.6||0.7|
|14||LIVE WITH KELLY||DAD||MTWTF..||2.5||1.2|
|INSIDE EDITION (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||2.5||1.0|
|16||DR. PHIL SHOW (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||2.4||1.1|
|TWO AND A HALF MEN-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||2.4||1.2|
|FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……S||2.4||1.2|
|19||BOB’S BURGERS-SYN (AT)||2/T||……S||2.3||1.1|
|20||HOT BENCH (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||2.2||1.0|
|21||FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||2.1||1.2|
|23||2 BROKE GIRLS-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||1.9||1.3|
|24||MIKE AND MOLLY (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||1.8||1.2|
|25||ES COURT COMBO||CFE||MTWTF..||1.7||0.9|
|MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……S||1.7||1.1|
|BLUE BLOODS (AT)||CTD||……S||1.7||0.6|
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.