“Dr. Phil” aired repeats for most of the week of March 19, but despite that the show kept its stranglehold on the top of the syndicated talk-show ratings.
The show led the talk rankings for the 81st consecutive week with a 3.0 household rating, 0.7 better than second-place “Live with Kelly and Ryan.” No syndicated talk show has topped “Dr. Phil” since the summer of 2016.
“Judge Judy” retained the No. 1 overall lead among daily strips for a fifth consecutive week, topping “Family Feud” by three tenths of a point.
Top 25 syndicated shows (including ties) in households for March 19-25, 2018
Women 25-54 rating
|1||JUDGE JUDY (AT)||CTD||MTuWThF..||6.7||2.4|
|3||FAMILY FEUD (AT)||2/T||MTuWThF..||6.4||2.8|
|5||WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||MTuWThF..||5.7||1.9|
|6||THE BIG BANG THEORY-SYN (AT)||WB||MTuWThF..||5.0||3.0|
|7||LAW & ORDER: SVU-WKL (AT)||NBU||……Su||3.8||2.3|
|8||DATELINE WKLY (AT)||NBU||……Su||3.4||1.8|
|10||FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT)||2/T||……Su||3.2||1.1|
|11||INSIDE EDITION (AT)||CTD||MTuWTh…||3.1||1.2|
|12||DR. PHIL SHOW (AT)||CTD||MTuWThF..||3.0||1.2|
|13||WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND||CTD||……Su||2.7||0.7|
|14||THE BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT)||WB||…..SaSu||2.5||1.5|
|15||HOT BENCH (AT)||CTD||MTuWThF..||2.4||1.0|
|MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTuWThF..||2.4||1.8|
|MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……Su||2.4||1.6|
|18||LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN||DAD||MTuWThF..||2.3||1.0|
|19||ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW||WB||MTuWThF..||2.2||1.1|
|21||ACCESS HOLLYWOOD LIVE-WKD||NBU||……Su||2.0||1.0|
|AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR-SYN (AT)||NBU||……Su||2.0||0.9|
|23||LAST MAN STANDING-MF-SYN(AT)||2/T||MTuWThF..||1.9||1.1|
|LAW & ORDER: CI-WKL (AT)||NBU||……Su||1.9||1.0|
|25||BLUE BLOODS (AT)||CTD||……Su||1.8||0.6|
|THE GOLDBERGS (AT)||SPT||MTuWThFSa.||1.8||1.1|
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.