“Family Feud’s” run as the top weekday syndicated strip continued in the week of July 25-31. Though it was down week to week in households (6.6 vs. 7.0 the previous week), it stayed on top of the weekday rankings for the ninth week in a row. Among game shows, it’s been No. 1 for 14 weeks straight.
“Dr. Phil” and “Live with Kelly” each averaged a 2.4 household rating to tie for the lead among talk shows.
Top 25 syndicated shows (including ties) in households for July 25-31, 2016
|Rank||Show||Dist||Days||Household Rating||Women 25-54 Rating|
|2||FAMILY FEUD (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||6.6||3.3|
|3||JUDGE JUDY (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||6.4||2.6|
|4||WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||MT..F..||5.3||1.6|
|6||THE BIG BANG THEORY-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||4.7||3.0|
|7||LAW & ORDER: SVU-WKL (AT)||NBU||……S||4.3||2.6|
|8||THE BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT)||WB||…..SS||3.3||1.9|
|9||FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT)||2/T||……S||3.2||1.5|
|10||WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND||CTD||……S||2.8||0.7|
|11||THE CLOSER (AT)||WB||……S||2.7||1.1|
|12||MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||2.6||2.0|
|FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……S||2.6||1.5|
|INSIDE EDITION (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||2.5||1.1|
|16||DR. PHIL SHOW (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||2.4||1.1|
|LIVE WITH KELLY||DAD||MTWTF..||2.4||1.2|
|18||TWO AND A HALF MEN-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||2.3||1.2|
|BOB’S BURGERS-SYN (AT)||2/T||……S||2.3||1.3|
|20||MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……S||2.2||1.5|
|21||HOT BENCH (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||2.1||0.9|
|FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||2.1||1.2|
|23||2 BROKE GIRLS-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||1.9||1.3|
|BLUE BLOODS (AT)||CTD||……S||1.9||0.7|
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.