“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|
|5||BIG BANG-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||6.1||4.2|
|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|
|11||DR. PHIL SHOW (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||3.1||1.5|
|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.