“Judge Judy” ran its winning streak among syndicated shows to eight weeks, scoring a 7.1 household rating for the week of Sept. 19-25. It finished eight tenths of a point clear of second-place “Family Feud” (6.3).

“Feud,” meanwhile, was the No. 1 game show for the 22nd consecutive week. “Dr. Phil” was the top talk show with a 3.3.

Top 25 syndicated shows in households for Sept. 19-25, 2016

Rank Show Dist Days Household Rating Women 25-54 Rating
1 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 7.1 3.0
2 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 6.3 3.0
3 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 6.0 2.0
WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ……S 6.0 2.4
5 JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 5.7 1.8
6 THE BIG BANG THEORY-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 5.1 3.1
7 LAW & ORDER: SVU-WKL (AT) NBU ……S 3.7 2.3
8 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD MTWTF.. 3.4 1.5
9 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.3 1.5
10 THE BIG BANG THEORY WKND (AT) WB …..SS 3.0 1.9
11 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.9 1.2
FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT) 2/T ……S 2.9 1.3
13 MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 2.8 2.1
MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……S 2.8 1.8
15 ACCESS HOLLYWOOD LIVE-WKD NBU ……S 2.6 1.5
16 LIVE WITH KELLY DAD MTWTF.. 2.5 1.2
17 HOT BENCH (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.4 1.1
FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……S 2.4 1.4
19 TWO AND A HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 2.3 1.2
20 ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW WB MTWTF.. 2.2 1.2
BOB’S BURGERS-SYN (AT) 2/T ……S 2.2 1.3
22 ES COURT COMBO CFE MTWTF.. 1.9 0.9
23 FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 1.8 1.2
MIKE AND MOLLY (AT) WB MTWTF.. 1.8 1.2
BLUE BLOODS (AT) CTD ……S 1.8 0.7


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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