“Judge Judy” spent its 24th consecutive week at No. 1 in the syndicated ratings, earning a 7.3 household rating for the week of Nov. 30-Dec. 6. “Wheel of Fortune” was close behind at 7.0.
“Dr. Phil” remained the No. 1 daytime talk show with a 3.1 rating, edging the 2.9 for “Live with Kelly & Michael.” A number of daytime shows were pre-empted on Dec. 2 for news coverage of the San Bernardino mass shooting.
Top 25 syndicated shows in households for Nov. 30-Dec. 6, 2015
|Rank||Show||Dist||Days||Household Rating||Women 25-54 Rating|
|1||JUDGE JUDY (AT)||CTD||MT.TF..||7.3||3.4|
|2||WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||MT.TF..||7.0||2.2|
|5||BIG BANG-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||6.1||4.2|
|6||FAMILY FEUD (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||5.9||3.2|
|7||LAW & ORDER:SVU-WKL (AT)||NBU||……S||5.0||2.9|
|8||BIG BANG WKND (AT)||WB||…..SS||3.7||2.4|
|9||FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……S||3.5||1.6|
|10||MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||3.3||2.4|
|11||DR. PHIL SHOW (AT)||CTD||MT.TF..||3.1||1.6|
|13||INSIDE EDITION (AT)||CTD||MT.TF..||3.0||1.2|
|15||LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL||DAD||MTWTF..||2.9||1.4|
|16||TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||2.8||1.5|
|17||ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW||WB||MT.TF..||2.7||1.5|
|18||FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT)||2/T||……S||2.6||1.2|
|19||HOT BENCH (AT)||CTD||MT.TF..||2.3||1.0|
|19t||MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……S||2.3||1.8|
|21||FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||2.2||1.1|
|22||2 BROKE GIRLS-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||2.1||1.5|
|22t||MIKE AND MOLLY (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||2.1||1.5|
|22t||BLUE BLOODS (AT)||CTD||……S||2.1||0.9|
|25||BOBS BURGERS-SYN (AT)||2/T||……S||2.0||0.9|
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, ESP = ESPN, CTD = CBS Television Distribution.
AT = Additional Time/Telecasts, more than the typical number of episodes or time periods/week.
Source: The Nielsen Company.