The top of the syndicated ratings for the week of Dec. 7-13 look pretty much as they always do: “Judge Judy” on top (for the 25th week), “Wheel of Fortune” in second. Outside the Top 25, though, there was a first.
“Celebrity Name Game” scored a 1.3 household rating for the week, moving it ahead of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” (1.2) for the first time. It’s the No. 4 game show for the week, behind “Wheel,” “Family Feud” (6.4) and “Jeopardy” (6.3). “Dr. Phil” and “Live with Kelly and Michael” tied for the No. 1 daytime talk show at 2.9.
Top 25 syndicated shows in households for Dec. 7-13, 2015
|Rank||Show||Dist||Days||Household Rating||Women 25-54 Rating|
|1||JUDGE JUDY (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||7.2||3.4|
|2||WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||MTWTF..||7.0||2.2|
|4||FAMILY FEUD (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||6.4||3.4|
|6||BIG BANG-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||6.1||4.1|
|7||LAW & ORDER:SVU-WKL (AT)||NBU||……S||4.9||3.0|
|8||BIG BANG WKND (AT)||WB||…..SS||4.2||2.6|
|9||FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……S||3.4||1.7|
|10||MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||3.3||2.5|
|13||INSIDE EDITION (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||3.0||1.3|
|13t||LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL||DAD||MTWTF..||2.9||1.4|
|15||DR. PHIL SHOW (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||2.9||1.5|
|16||TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||2.7||1.5|
|17||ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW||WB||MTWTF..||2.7||1.5|
|18||FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT)||2/T||……S||2.6||1.1|
|19||MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……S||2.5||2.4|
|19t||FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||2.3||1.2|
|21||HOT BENCH (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||2.2||1.0|
|22||2 BROKE GIRLS-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||2.1||1.5|
|22t||MIKE AND MOLLY (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||2.1||1.4|
|22t||BLUE BLOODS (AT)||CTD||……S||2.1||0.9|
|25||ACCESS HOLLYWD LV-WKD||NBU||……S||2.0||1.2|
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.