Ratings for daytime syndicated shows were generally down in the week of March 12, thanks to pre-emptions on CBS stations for NCAA Tournament coverage.
“Judge Judy” kept hold of the top spot among weekday strips with a 6.5 household rating, a tenth of a point ahead of “Family Feud.”
Top 25 syndicated shows (including ties) in households for March 12-18, 2018
Women 25-54 rating
|2||JUDGE JUDY (AT)||CTD||MTuWThF..||6.5||2.4|
|3||FAMILY FEUD (AT)||2/T||MTuWThF..||6.4||2.7|
|5||WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||MTuWThF..||5.6||1.8|
|6||THE BIG BANG THEORY-SYN (AT)||WB||MTuWThF..||4.9||2.9|
|7||DATELINE WKLY (AT)||NBU||……Su||3.7||2.1|
|8||LAW & ORDER: SVU-WKL (AT)||NBU||……Su||3.6||2.2|
|9||FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT)||2/T||……Su||3.4||1.4|
|11||INSIDE EDITION (AT)||CTD||MTuW….||3.1||1.1|
|12||DR. PHIL SHOW (AT)||CTD||MTuWThF..||2.8||1.2|
|MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……Su||2.8||2.0|
|14||THE BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT)||WB||…..SaSu||2.7||1.4|
|15||HOT BENCH (AT)||CTD||MTuWThF..||2.4||0.9|
|16||LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN||DAD||MTuWThF..||2.3||1.1|
|MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTuWThF..||2.3||1.7|
|18||ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW||WB||MTuWThF..||2.1||1.0|
|19||LAW & ORDER: CI-WKL (AT)||NBU||……Su||2.0||0.9|
|WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND||CTD||……Su||2.0||0.5|
|21||ACCESS HOLLYWOOD LIVE-WKD||NBU||……Su||1.9||1.0|
|LAST MAN STANDING-MF-SYN(AT)||2/T||MTuWThF..||1.9||1.1|
|24||BLUE BLOODS (AT)||CTD||……Su||1.8||0.7|
|THE GOLDBERGS (AT)||SPT||MTuWThFSa.||1.8||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.