“Dr. Phil” is in no danger of losing its status as the top-rated syndicated talk show in the near future. There’s a healthy battle for second, however, between “Live with Kelly” and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”

“Live with Kelly” has held sole possession of second pretty much all season, but “Ellen” managed a tie in the week of Nov. 7-13. Both shows earned a 2.5 household rating, a point behind “Dr. Phil.”

The top of the rankings were pretty much the same, with “Judge Judy” leading the way for the 15th straight week and “Family Feud” keeping the No. 1 game show spot on lockdown.

Top 25 syndicated shows (including ties) in households for Nov. 7-13, 2016

Rank Show Dist Days Household Rating Women 25-54 Rating
1 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 7.1 3.1
2 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 6.8 3.2
3 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD M.WThF.. 6.1 2.1
4 JEOPARDY (AT) CTD M.WThF.. 5.8 1.9
5 WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ……Su 5.5 2.3
6 THE BIG BANG THEORY-SYN (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 5.3 3.4
7 LAW & ORDER: SVU-WKL (AT) NBU ……Su 4.0 2.5
8 THE BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT) WB …..SaSu 3.5 2.3
9 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 3.5 1.7
FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT) 2/T ……Su 3.4 1.6
11 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD M.WThF.. 3.2 1.5
12 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD M.WThF.. 3.0 1.2
13 MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 2.8 2.0
14 MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 2.7 2.0
ACCESS HOLLYWOOD LIVE-WKD NBU ……Su 2.5 1.5
16 THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW WB MTuWThF.. 2.5 1.2
FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 2.5 1.7
18 LIVE WITH KELLY DAD MTuWThF.. 2.5 1.2
HOT BENCH (AT) CTD MTuWThF.. 2.4 1.1
20 TWO AND A HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 2.4 1.2
21 BOB’S BURGERS-SYN (AT) 2/T ……Su 2.2 1.4
BLUE BLOODS (AT) CTD ……Su 2.0 0.8
23 ES COURT COMBO CFE MTuWThF.. 2.0 1.0
FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 1.9 1.2
25 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER-WK-SYN(AT) 2/T ……Su 1.8 1.2
LAST MAN STANDING-MF-SYN(AT) 2/T MTuWThF.. 1.8 1.1
MIKE & MOLLY (AT) WB MTuWThF.. 1.8 1.2


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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