“Judge Judy” was down a little bit week to week (7.6 household rating vs. 7.9 preivously), but it retained the top spot in the syndicated ratings for the week of Feb. 29-March 6. It sits at No. 1 for 36th time in the past 37 weeks.
“Family Feud” was the top game show for the third week in a row (including one tie), scoring a 7.0 to edge “Wheel of Fortune’s” 6.9. “Dr. Phil” (3.3) maintained a narrow lead over “Live with Kelly and Michael” (3.1) for the top talk show.
Top 25 syndicated shows (including ties) in households for Feb. 29-March 6, 2016
|Rank||Show||Dist||Days||Household Rating||Women 25-54 Rating|
|1||JUDGE JUDY (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||7.6||3.3|
|3||FAMILY FEUD (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||7.0||3.7|
|4||WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||MTWTF..||6.9||2.3|
|6||THE BIG BANG THEORY-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||5.9||3.8|
|7||LAW & ORDER:SVU-WKL (AT)||NBU||……S||4.6||2.9|
|8||THE BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT)||WB||…..SS||4.0||2.5|
|9||MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||3.4||2.5|
|10||DR. PHIL SHOW (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||3.3||1.5|
|12||LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL||DAD||MTWTF..||3.1||1.5|
|12t||INSIDE EDITION (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||3.1||1.3|
|12t||FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT)||2/T||……S||3.1||1.3|
|15||WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND||CTD||……S||2.8||0.6|
|16||TWO AND A HALF MEN-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||2.7||1.5|
|16t||FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……S||2.7||1.4|
|18||HOT BENCH (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||2.6||1.0|
|18t||ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW||WB||MTWTF..||2.6||1.4|
|18t||THE CLOSER (AT)||WB||……S||2.6||1.0|
|21||MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……S||2.5||1.8|
|22||ACCESS HOLLYWOOD LIVE-WKD||NBU||……S||2.2||1.3|
|22t||BLUE BLOODS (AT)||CTD||……S||2.2||0.9|
|24||FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||2.1||1.3|
|24t||2 BROKE GIRLS-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||2.1||1.6|
|24t||MIKE AND MOLLY (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||2.1||1.4|
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.