“Weekend Adventure” topped the syndicated ratings for the final week of 2015, with the weekend package of nature shows (including “Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown”) scoring an 8.6 household rating.
“Judge Judy” returned to the No. 1 weekday spot after a one-week hiatus, scoring a 6.9 household rating despite airing repeats all week. “Live with Kelly and Michael” (3.4) notched its best weekly numbers of the season and was the week’s top syndicated talk show.
Top 25 syndicated shows (including ties) in households for Dec. 28, 2015-Jan. 3, 2016
|Rank||Show||Dist||Days||Household Rating||Women 25-54 Rating|
|2||JUDGE JUDY (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||6.9||2.9|
|3||FAMILY FEUD (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||6.6||3.4|
|4||WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||MTWTF..||6.4||2.0|
|6||BIG BANG-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||5.5||3.6|
|7||BIG BANG WKND (AT)||WB||…..SS||4.3||2.9|
|8||WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND||CTD||……S||3.5||0.8|
|9||LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL||DAD||MTWT…||3.4||1.8|
|10||MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||3.2||2.4|
|12||LAW & ORDER:SVU-WKL (AT)||NBU||……S||3.1||1.8|
|14||INSIDE EDITION (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||2.9||1.3|
|15||FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT)||2/T||……S||2.8||1.3|
|15t||MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……S||2.8||2.0|
|17||TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||2.7||1.5|
|17t||LIVE NEW YEARS 2016(S)-01/01/2016||DAD||….F..||2.7||1.3|
|17t||FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……S||2.7||1.7|
|20||HOT BENCH (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||2.4||0.9|
|20t||DR. PHIL SHOW (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||2.4||1.2|
|22||FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||2.2||1.4|
|22t||ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW||WB||MTWT…||2.2||1.2|
|24||HOW I MET-MTHR-MF-SYN(AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||2.1||1.6|
|24t||HOW I MET-MTHR-WK-SYN(AT)||2/T||……S||2.1||1.6|
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.