“Judge Judy” kept its hold on the No. 1 ranking in syndication in the week of May 7 and hit a six-week high in the ratings.
The show averaged a 7.1 household rating for the week, more than double that of the second-best daytime strip (“Dr. Phil” at 3.0). “Family Feud” was second overall at 6.2, topping the game-show category by four tenths of a point over “Jeopardy.”
Top 25 syndicated shows (including ties) in households for May 7-13, 2018
Women 25-54 rating
|1||JUDGE JUDY (AT)||CTD||MTuWThF..||7.1||2.7|
|2||FAMILY FEUD (AT)||2/T||MTuWThF..||6.2||2.6|
|5||WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||MTuWThF..||5.7||1.7|
|6||THE BIG BANG THEORY-SYN (AT)||WB||MTuWThF..||4.5||2.7|
|7||FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT)||2/T||……Su||3.2||0.9|
|8||DATELINE WKLY (AT)||NBU||……Su||3.1||1.7|
|9||DR. PHIL SHOW (AT)||CTD||MTuWThF..||3.0||1.2|
|LAW & ORDER: SVU-WKL (AT)||NBU||……Su||3.0||1.8|
|INSIDE EDITION (AT)||CTD||MTuWThF..||2.9||1.0|
|13||THE BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT)||WB||…..SaSu||2.7||1.6|
|14||MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……Su||2.5||1.7|
|15||LAST MAN STANDING-MF-SYN(AT)||2/T||MTuWThF..||2.4||1.5|
|16||HOT BENCH (AT)||CTD||MTuWThF..||2.3||0.8|
|17||LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN||DAD||MTuWThF..||2.1||1.0|
|MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTuWThF..||2.1||1.5|
|WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND||CTD||……Su||2.1||0.5|
|20||ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW||WB||MTuWThF..||2.0||0.9|
|21||AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR-SYN (AT)||NBU||……Su||1.9||0.9|
|22||BLUE BLOODS (AT)||CTD||……Su||1.8||0.7|
|23||BOB’S BURGERS-SYN (AT)||2/T||……Su||1.7||0.9|
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.