Another week, another week of “Judge Judy” and “Family Feud” topping the weekday syndication rankings.
“Judge Judy” was the No. 1 weekday strip for the 39th time in 40 weeks, earning a 6.7 rating for the week of March 21-27. “Family Feud” was the No. 1 game show for the fifth time in six weeks (including one tie). Some shows were pre-empted on March 22 for coverage of the Brussels terrorist attacks.
Top 25 syndicated shows (including ties) in households for March 21-27, 2016
|Rank||Show||Dist||Days||Household Rating||Women 25-54 Rating|
|2||JUDGE JUDY (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||6.7||2.9|
|3||FAMILY FEUD (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||6.4||3.3|
|4||THE BIG BANG THEORY-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||5.8||3.6|
|5||WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||MTWTF..||5.7||1.8|
|7||LAW & ORDER:SVU-WKL (AT)||NBU||……S||4.7||3.1|
|8||THE BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT)||WB||…..SS||3.9||2.6|
|10||MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||3.2||2.4|
|11||FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……S||2.9||1.7|
|11t||FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT)||2/T||……S||2.8||1.3|
|13||THE CLOSER (AT)||WB||……S||2.8||1.1|
|13t||MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……S||2.7||2.0|
|15||DR. PHIL SHOW (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||2.7||1.2|
|15t||INSIDE EDITION (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||2.7||1.1|
|17||LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL||DAD||MTWTF..||2.7||1.3|
|18||TWO AND A HALF MEN-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||2.7||1.5|
|19||HOT BENCH (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||2.4||0.9|
|19t||ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW||WB||MTWTF..||2.3||1.2|
|21||FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||2.1||1.2|
|21t||BLUE BLOODS (AT)||CTD||……S||2.1||0.7|
|21t||ES COURT COMBO||CFE||MTWTF..||2.0||0.9|
|24||MIKE AND MOLLY (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||2.0||1.4|
|25||HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER-MF-SYN(AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||1.9||1.3|
|25t||LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT-MF-SYN(AT)||NBU||MTWTF..||1.9||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.