“Judge Judy” and “Family Feud” continue to trade off the top spot among weekday syndicated strips. For the week of March 6, it was “Judge Judy’s” turn.
The long-running court show delivered a 6.9 household rating for the week, two tenths of a point better than “Family Feud.” The latter remained on top of the game-show category, where it’s been for nearly a year, but not by much: “Wheel of Fortune” was close behind at 6.5.
“Dr. Phil” was the No. 1 talk show for the 27th consecutive week, pulling a 3.5 and leading second-place “Live with Kelly” (2.2) by 1.3 points.
Top 25 syndicated shows in households for March 6-12, 2017
|Rank||Show||Dist||Days||Household Rating||Women 25-54 Rating|
|2||JUDGE JUDY (AT)||CTD||MTuWThF..||6.9||2.7|
|3||FAMILY FEUD (AT)||2/T||MTuWThF..||6.7||3.0|
|4||WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||MTuWThF..||6.5||2.2|
|6||THE BIG BANG THEORY-SYN (AT)||WB||MTuWThF..||5.1||3.3|
|7||LAW & ORDER: SVU-WKL (AT)||NBU||……Su||4.0||2.4|
|8||THE BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT)||WB||…..SaSu||3.7||2.4|
|9||DR. PHIL SHOW (AT)||CTD||MTuWThF..||3.5||1.6|
|FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT)||2/T||……Su||3.2||1.4|
|12||INSIDE EDITION (AT)||CTD||MTuWThF..||2.9||1.3|
|MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTuWThF..||2.9||2.1|
|14||MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……Su||2.7||1.8|
|15||TWO AND A HALF MEN-SYN (AT)||WB||MTuWThF..||2.4||1.3|
|16||FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……Su||2.3||1.2|
|17||ACCESS HOLLYWOOD LIVE-WKD||NBU||……Su||2.2||1.1|
|HOT BENCH (AT)||CTD||MTuWThF..||2.2||0.8|
|LIVE WITH KELLY||DAD||MTuWThF..||2.2||1.1|
|20||BLUE BLOODS (AT)||CTD||……Su||1.9||0.7|
|BOB’S BURGERS-SYN (AT)||2/T||……Su||1.9||1.0|
|ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW||WB||MTuWThF..||1.9||0.9|
|ES COURT COMBO||CFE||MTuWThF..||1.9||0.9|
|24||FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTuWThF..||1.8||1.1|
|LAST MAN STANDING-MF-SYN(AT)||2/T||MTuWThF..||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.