“Judge Judy” captured the syndicated ratings crown for the week of Feb. 26, and the show also finished first for the Feburary sweep period.
“Judy” averaged a 7.8 household rating during sweeps (not including shows that were retitled during the Winter Olympics), nearly a point better than second-place “Family Feud” (6.9). The “Feud’s” fellow game shows “Jeopardy” (6.8) and “Wheel of Fortune” (6.7) were close behind.
“Family Feud” also finished second for the Feb. 26-March 4 frame at 6.9, 0.4 behind “Judge Judy.”
Top 25 syndicated shows in households for Feb. 26-March 4, 2018
Women 25-54 rating
|1||JUDGE JUDY (AT)||CTD||MTuWThF..||7.3||2.6|
|2||FAMILY FEUD (AT)||2/T||MTuWThF..||6.9||2.9|
|WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||MTuWThF..||6.6||2.2|
|6||THE BIG BANG THEORY-SYN (AT)||WB||MTuWThF..||5.1||3.1|
|7||DATELINE WKLY (AT)||NBU||……Su||3.8||1.8|
|8||LAW & ORDER: SVU-WKL (AT)||NBU||……Su||3.7||2.2|
|9||FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT)||2/T||……Su||3.5||1.3|
|10||THE BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT)||WB||…..SaSu||3.3||2.1|
|DR. PHIL SHOW (AT)||CTD||MTuWThF..||3.3||1.4|
|INSIDE EDITION (AT)||CTD||MTuWThF..||3.1||1.2|
|14||MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……Su||2.7||1.9|
|15||WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND||CTD||……Su||2.6||0.6|
|16||MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTuWThF..||2.5||1.9|
|17||ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW||WB||MTuWThF..||2.4||1.1|
|HOT BENCH (AT)||CTD||MTuWThF..||2.4||0.9|
|19||LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN||DAD||MTuWThF..||2.3||1.0|
|21||ACCESS HOLLYWOOD LIVE-WKD||NBU||……Su||1.9||1.2|
|23||BLUE BLOODS (AT)||CTD||……Su||1.8||0.7|
|THE GOLDBERGS (AT)||SPT||MTuWThFSa.||1.8||1.2|
|LAST MAN STANDING-MF-SYN(AT)||2/T||MTuWThF..||1.8||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.