“Judge Judy” was the top weekday syndicated show again for the week of Jan. 25-31, as it has been for 31 of the past 32 weeks. It earned a 7.8 household rating for the week.

“Dr. Phil” (3.3) and “Live with Kelly and Michael” (3.2) remain the top two syndicated daytime talk shows. Outside the Top 25, first-year show “Crime Watch Daily” scored a season-high 1.1.

Top 25 syndicated shows in households for Jan. 25-31, 2016

Rank Show Dist Days Household Rating Women 25-54 Rating
1 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 7.8 3.5
2 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 7.4 2.5
3 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 7.3 3.9
4 WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ……S 7.2 3.0
5 JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 7.0 2.2
6 BIG BANG-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 6.6 4.3
7 LAW & ORDER:SVU-WKL (AT) NBU ……S 5.3 3.6
8 BIG BANG WKND (AT) WB …..SS 4.4 2.8
9 MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 3.6 2.8
10 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD MTWTF.. 3.4 1.7
11 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.3 1.5
12 LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL DAD MTWTF.. 3.2 1.6
12t INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.2 1.3
12t FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT) 2/T ……S 3.2 1.7
15 WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ……S 3.0 0.8
16 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 2.8 1.5
16t FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……S 2.8 1.4
16t MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……S 2.8 2.0
19 ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW WB MTWTF.. 2.7 1.5
20 HOT BENCH (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.6 1.1
20t CLOSER (AT) WB ……S 2.6 1.2
22 2 BROKE GIRLS-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 2.3 1.8
23 FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 2.2 1.4
23t MIKE AND MOLLY (AT) WB MTWTF.. 2.2 1.6
25 ES COURT COMBO CFE MTWTF.. 2.1 0.9
25t STEVE HARVEY (AT) NBU MTWTF.. 2.1 1.0
25t ACCESS HOLLYWD LV-WKD NBU ……S 2.1 1.3
25t BLUE BLOODS (AT) CTD ……S 2.1 0.9dfsdffffff


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.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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