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“Judge Judy” remained on top of the syndicated rankings for the 26th straight week — exactly half a year — with a 7.3 household rating for the week of Dec. 14-20.

“Dr. Phil” (3.1) and “Live with Kelly and Michael” (3.0) were both up week to week and remained the top two talk shows. “Live” had its second-best showing of the season.

Top 25 syndicated shows (including ties) in households for Dec. 14-20, 2015

Rank Show Dist Days Household Rating Women 25-54 Rating
1 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 7.3 3.1
2 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 7.1 2.2
3 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 6.5 3.5
4 JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 6.4 1.9
5 BIG BANG-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 6.1 4.2
6 WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ……S 6.0 2.5
7 LAW & ORDER:SVU-WKL (AT) NBU ……S 4.6 2.7
8 BIG BANG WKND (AT) WB …..SS 3.8 2.4
9 MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 3.3 2.3
9t CLOSER (AT) WB ……S 3.3 1.2
11 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.1 1.5
11t ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD MTWTF.. 3.1 1.6
13 LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL DAD MTWTF.. 3.0 1.5
14 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.9 1.2
15 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 2.8 1.3
15t FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……S 2.8 1.2
17 ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW WB MTWTF.. 2.6 1.4
17t FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT) 2/T ……S 2.6 1.1
19 HOT BENCH (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.3 1.0
20 FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 2.2 1.1
20t MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……S 2.2 1.5
22 MIKE AND MOLLY (AT) WB MTWTF.. 2.1 1.3
22t BLUE BLOODS (AT) CTD ……S 2.1 0.9
24 2 BROKE GIRLS-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 2.0 1.4
25 ES COURT COMBO CFE MTWTF.. 1.9 0.8
25t STEVE HARVEY (AT) NBU MTWTF.. 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.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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