“Judge Judy” ran its streak as the top-rated syndicated show to eight weeks in the week of May 15. The show scored a 6.7 household rating for the week, 0.6 ahead of the No. 2 weekday strip, “Family Feud” (6.1).
“Feud” remained the top game show, but it was a close call. “Wheel of Fortune” was not far behind at 5.8. “Dr. Phil” earned a 3.2 for the week for another comfortable victory in the talk-show category. “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” was a point behind at 2.2 and finished second. “Live with Kelly and Ryan” came in at 2.1.
Top 25 syndicated shows in households for May 15-21, 2017
|Rank||Show||Dist||Days||Household Rating||Women 25-54 Rating|
|1||JUDGE JUDY (AT)||CTD||MTuWThF..||6.7||2.7|
|3||FAMILY FEUD (AT)||2/T||MTuWThF..||6.1||2.7|
|4||WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||MTuWThF..||5.8||1.8|
|6||THE BIG BANG THEORY-SYN (AT)||WB||MTuWThF..||4.7||2.9|
|7||LAW & ORDER: SVU-WKL (AT)||NBU||……Su||4.1||2.3|
|8||THE BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT)||WB||…..SaSu||3.3||2.1|
|9||DR. PHIL SHOW (AT)||CTD||MTuWThF..||3.2||1.4|
|10||FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT)||2/T||……Su||3.1||1.2|
|12||MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……Su||2.8||1.9|
|13||INSIDE EDITION (AT)||CTD||MTuWThF..||2.6||1.1|
|MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTuWThF..||2.6||1.9|
|15||HOT BENCH (AT)||CTD||MTuWThF..||2.3||0.9|
|16||ACCESS HOLLYWOOD LIVE-WKD||NBU||……Su||2.2||1.2|
|ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW||WB||MTuWThF..||2.2||1.1|
|TWO AND A HALF MEN-SYN (AT)||WB||MTuWThF..||2.2||1.0|
|19||FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……Su||2.1||1.2|
|LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN||DAD||MTuWThF..||2.1||1.0|
|21||BOB’S BURGERS-SYN (AT)||2/T||……Su||1.9||0.9|
|FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTuWThF..||1.9||1.1|
|WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND||CTD||……Su||1.9||0.4|
|24||BLUE BLOODS (AT)||CTD||……Su||1.8||0.7|
|ES COURT COMBO||CFE||MTuWThF..||1.8||0.8|
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.