“Family Feud” started the new year with its best ratings ever. It scored a 7.6 household rating for Jan. 2-8 to lead all weekday syndication strips and continued its more than six-month streak as the No. 1 syndicated game show.
“Judge Judy” was close behind at 7.4; the show was pre-empted in a number of markets for special programming part of the week. “Entertainment Tonight” drew a season-high 3.7, and just outside the Top 25 “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” had its best week in nearly two years with a 1.8.
Top 25 syndicated shows in households for Jan. 2-8, 2017
|Rank||Show||Dist||Days||Household Rating||Women 25-54 Rating|
|2||FAMILY FEUD (AT)||2/T||MTuWThF..||7.6||3.5|
|3||JUDGE JUDY (AT)||CTD||MTuWThF..||7.4||3.1|
|4||THE BIG BANG THEORY-SYN (AT)||WB||MTuWThF..||7.2||4.7|
|5||WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||MTuWThF..||7.1||2.5|
|7||LAW & ORDER: SVU-WKL (AT)||NBU||……Su||4.3||2.4|
|8||THE BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT)||WB||…..SaSu||3.8||2.4|
|10||MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……Su||3.6||2.8|
|11||FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT)||2/T||……Su||3.5||1.4|
|12||FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTuWThF..||3.3||1.9|
|13||DR. PHIL SHOW (AT)||CTD||MTuWThF..||3.2||1.4|
|INSIDE EDITION (AT)||CTD||MTuWThF..||3.2||1.3|
|15||MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTuWThF..||3.1||2.4|
|16||TWO AND A HALF MEN-SYN (AT)||WB||MTuWThF..||2.6||1.4|
|17||ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW||WB||.TuWTh…||2.5||1.3|
|LIVE WITH KELLY||DAD||.TuWThF..||2.5||1.2|
|19||ACCESS HOLLYWOOD LIVE-WKD||NBU||……Su||2.4||1.4|
|FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……Su||2.4||1.5|
|HOT BENCH (AT)||CTD||MTuWThF..||2.4||1.0|
|22||2 BROKE GIRLS-SYN (AT)||WB||MTuWThF..||2.3||1.7|
|23||BLUE BLOODS (AT)||CTD||……Su||2.2||0.8|
|24||MIKE & MOLLY (AT)||WB||MTuWThF..||2.1||1.5|
|25||ES COURT COMBO||CFE||MTuWThF..||2.0||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.