The top of the syndicated rankings for March 28-April 3 look like they pretty much always do: “Judge Judy,” “Family Feud,” “Wheel of Fortune.” A little farther down, however, is the season’s biggest gainer among daytime strips.
Court show “Hot Bench” scored a 2.6 household rating for the week. That’s up a 0.2 from the previous week, and year over year, the show has grown by 53 percent.
Top 25 syndicated shows (including ties) in households for March 28-April 3, 2016
|Rank||Show||Dist||Days||Household Rating||Women 25-54 Rating|
|2||JUDGE JUDY (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||7.0||2.9|
|3||FAMILY FEUD (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||6.7||3.3|
|3t||WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||MTWTF..||6.7||2.1|
|6||THE BIG BANG THEORY-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||5.8||3.7|
|7||LAW & ORDER:SVU-WKL (AT)||NBU||……S||4.9||3.0|
|8||THE BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT)||WB||…..SS||3.9||2.5|
|9||MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||3.2||2.3|
|11||DR. PHIL SHOW (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||3.1||1.5|
|12||FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT)||2/T||……S||3.0||1.3|
|13||LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL||DAD||MTWTF..||2.9||1.3|
|13t||INSIDE EDITION (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||2.9||1.2|
|13t||THE CLOSER (AT)||WB||……S||2.9||1.2|
|13t||WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND||CTD||……S||2.9||0.6|
|17||TWO AND A HALF MEN-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||2.7||1.4|
|17t||FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……S||2.7||1.4|
|19||HOT BENCH (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||2.6||1.0|
|20||MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……S||2.2||1.9|
|20t||BLUE BLOODS (AT)||CTD||……S||2.2||0.9|
|23||FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||2.1||1.4|
|23t||ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW||WB||MTWTF..||2.1||1.1|
|23t||MIKE AND MOLLY (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||2.1||1.4|
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.