After a few weeks of “Family Feud” holding or sharing the top spot among syndicated game shows, “Wheel of Fortune” reclaimed the top spot for the week of March 7-13. It scored a 7.0 household rating to “Family Feud’s” 6.6.
“Judge Judy remained the top weekday strip with a 7.2 rating.
Top 25 syndicated shows (including ties) in households for March 7-13, 2016
|Rank||Show||Dist||Days||Household Rating||Women 25-54 Rating|
|2||JUDGE JUDY (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||7.2||3.2|
|3||WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||MTWTF..||7.0||2.3|
|4||FAMILY FEUD (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||6.6||3.5|
|6||THE BIG BANG THEORY-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||6.0||4.1|
|7||LAW & ORDER:SVU-WKL (AT)||NBU||……S||4.8||3.1|
|8||THE BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT)||WB||…..SS||3.8||2.5|
|10||MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||3.2||2.5|
|11||DR. PHIL SHOW (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||3.0||1.4|
|11t||INSIDE EDITION (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||3.0||1.3|
|13||LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL||DAD||MTWTF..||2.9||1.4|
|13t||FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT)||2/T||……S||2.9||1.5|
|15||FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……S||2.8||1.7|
|15t||THE CLOSER (AT)||WB||……S||2.8||1.3|
|17||TWO AND A HALF MEN-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||2.7||1.4|
|18||MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……S||2.6||2.0|
|19||HOT BENCH (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||2.4||1.0|
|19t||ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW||WB||MTWTF..||2.4||1.2|
|21||FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||2.1||1.2|
|21t||2 BROKE GIRLS-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||2.1||1.5|
|21t||MIKE AND MOLLY (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||2.1||1.5|
|24||BLUE BLOODS (AT)||CTD||……S||2.0||0.9|
|25||ES COURT COMBO||CFE||MTWTF..||1.9||0.8|
|25t||ACCESS HOLLYWOOD LIVE-WKD||NBU||……S||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.