Courtroom show “Hot Bench” recorded series-high ratings for the week of Jan. 18-24.
The show earned a 2.6 household rating for the week, a 44 percent gain vs. the same week last year. It’s the No. 2 court show in syndication behind “Judge Judy.”
The top of the week’s rankings look much the same as they usually do, with “Judge Judy” (7.9) edging “Wheel of Fortune” (7.8) for the top spot.
Steve Harvey also had a good week. “Family Feud” (7.5) had its best household rating since the advent of people meters in 1987, and Harvey’s talk show drew a series-high 2.3, fueled by his interviews with Miss Universe and Miss Colombia, whom he mistakenly announced as the winner.
Top 25 syndicated shows in households for Jan. 18-24, 2016
|Rank||Show||Dist||Days||Household Rating||Women 25-54 Rating|
|1||JUDGE JUDY (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||7.9||3.5|
|2||WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||MTWTF..||7.8||2.7|
|4||FAMILY FEUD (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||7.5||4.0|
|6||BIG BANG-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||6.4||4.1|
|7||LAW & ORDER:SVU-WKL (AT)||NBU||……S||5.2||3.3|
|8||BIG BANG WKND (AT)||WB||…..SS||4.8||3.3|
|10||MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||3.5||2.6|
|11||DR. PHIL SHOW (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||3.4||1.6|
|12||INSIDE EDITION (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||3.3||1.4|
|12t||FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT)||2/T||……S||3.3||1.7|
|12t||WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND||CTD||……S||3.3||1.0|
|15||LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL||DAD||MTWTF..||3.2||1.5|
|16||TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||3.0||1.6|
|17||ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW||WB||MTWTF..||2.8||1.5|
|17t||FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……S||2.8||1.6|
|19||MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……S||2.7||2.1|
|21||HOT BENCH (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||2.6||1.0|
|23||STEVE HARVEY (AT)||NBU||MTWTF..||2.3||1.1|
|23t||MIKE AND MOLLY (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||2.3||1.6|
|25||2 BROKE GIRLS-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||2.2||1.6|
|25t||ACCESS HOLLYWD LV-WKD||NBU||……S||2.2||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.