“Judge Judy” reclaimed the No. 1 spot — barely — among weekday syndicated strips in the week of Jan. 9-15. The show earned a 7.4 household rating for the week, just good enough to pass “Family Feud” (7.3), the previous week’s leader.
“Dr. Phil” remained the No. 1 talk show with a 3.7, comfortably ahead of “Ellen” and “Live with Kelly” (2.5 each). Courtroom show “Hot Bench” hit a season high with a 2.6.
Top 25 syndicated shows in households for Jan. 9-15, 2017
|Rank||Show||Dist||Days||Household Rating||Women 25-54 Rating|
|2||JUDGE JUDY (AT)||CTD||MTuWThF..||7.4||3.0|
|3||FAMILY FEUD (AT)||2/T||MTuWThF..||7.3||3.3|
|4||WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||MTuWThF..||7.1||2.4|
|6||THE BIG BANG THEORY-SYN (AT)||WB||MTuWThF..||5.8||3.7|
|7||LAW & ORDER: SVU-WKL (AT)||NBU||……Su||4.5||2.7|
|8||THE BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT)||WB||…..SaSu||3.8||2.5|
|9||DR. PHIL SHOW (AT)||CTD||MTuWThF..||3.7||1.6|
|11||MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……Su||3.5||2.6|
|12||FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT)||2/T||……Su||3.3||1.4|
|13||INSIDE EDITION (AT)||CTD||MTuWThF..||3.2||1.4|
|14||MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTuWThF..||3.1||2.3|
|15||ACCESS HOLLYWOOD LIVE-WKD||NBU||……Su||2.8||1.6|
|16||WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND||CTD||……Su||2.7||0.8|
|TWO AND A HALF MEN-SYN (AT)||WB||MTuWThF..||2.7||1.3|
|18||HOT BENCH (AT)||CTD||MTuWThF..||2.6||1.1|
|19||LIVE WITH KELLY||DAD||MTuWThF..||2.5||1.2|
|ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW||WB||MTuWThF..||2.5||1.3|
|BLUE BLOODS (AT)||CTD||……Su||2.5||1.0|
|22||FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……Su||2.3||1.3|
|23||MIKE & MOLLY (AT)||CTD||MTuWThF..||2.0||1.3|
|24||FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTuWThF..||1.9||1.2|
|ES COURT COMBO||CFE||MTuWThF..||1.9||1.0|
|BOB’S BURGERS-SYN (AT)||2/T||……Su||1.9||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.