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“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
3 JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MT.TF.. 6.4 2.0
4 WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ……S 6.2 2.6
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
11t ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD MT.TF.. 3.1 1.5
13 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MT.TF.. 3.0 1.2
13t CLOSER (AT) WB ……S 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.

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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