Another week, another week of “Judge Judy” at the top of the syndication rankings.

The courtroom show spent its 16th straight week at No. 1 for the week of Nov. 14-20, drawing a 7.2 household rating. That was two tenths better than the 7.0 for “Family Feud,” which kept up its streak as the No. 1 game show.

“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (2.5) moved ahead of “Live with Kelly” (2.4) for second place among talk shows after tying the previous week. “Dr. Phil” remained No. 1 in the category at 3.6.

Top 25 syndicated shows in households for Nov. 14-20, 2016

Rank Show Dist Days Household Rating Women 25-54 Rating
1 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 7.2 3.0
2 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 7.0 3.2
3 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTuWThF.. 6.4 2.1
4 WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ……Su 6.2 2.5
5 JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 6.0 1.9
6 THE BIG BANG THEORY-SYN (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 5.8 3.7
7 LAW & ORDER: SVU-WKL (AT) NBU ……Su 4.2 2.6
8 THE BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT) WB …..SaSu 3.6 2.4
DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 3.6 1.6
10 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD MTuWThF.. 3.4 1.5
11 MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 3.3 2.1
12 FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT) 2/T ……Su 3.0 1.1
INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 3.0 1.2
MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 3.0 2.2
15 FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 2.6 1.5
16 ACCESS HOLLYWOOD LIVE-WKD NBU ……Su 2.5 1.5
THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW WB .TuWThF.. 2.5 1.2
HOT BENCH (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 2.5 1.0
TWO AND A HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 2.5 1.3
20 LIVE WITH KELLY DAD MTuWThF.. 2.4 1.1
21 BOB’S BURGERS-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 2.2 1.2
22 ES COURT COMBO CFE MTuWThF.. 2.1 1.0
23 FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 2.0 1.2
24 BLUE BLOODS (AT) CTD ……Su 1.9 0.7
MIKE AND MOLLY (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 1.9 1.3


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.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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