WEEKLY SYNDICATION RATINGS ROUNDUP

Off-Net Sitcoms Perk Up In Summer Heat

While almost every first-run syndicated show was flat or down in the week ending Aug. 26, four of the top 10 sitcoms (including Last Man Standing) reported weekly ratings increases.

Viewers appeared to take a vacation in the dog days of August session ending Aug. 26, as ratings wilted for most of first-run syndication thanks to declining PUT levels, numerous reruns and widespread preemptions for breaking news.

In daytime, repeats of Dr. Phil continued to dominate the talkers for the 103rd straight week despite giving back 4% to a 2.5 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating.

And Live with Kelly and Ryan kept its own streak going, seizing sole possession of second place for the 10th week in a row, although easing 5% to a 1.9.

Further back, Ellen DeGeneres was third with an unchanged 1.5.

Elsewhere, 2017-18 household rating season winner Judge Judy dipped 2% to a nonetheless top-ranked 6.5, which beat the other five nationally measured court shows combined and was also the week’s highest rated strip overall.

In off-net syndication it was a different story as several of the top sitcoms came to life.

BRAND CONNECTIONS

While lead laugher Big Bang Theory was flat at a 4.1, Last Man Standing rose 5% to a 2.1; Modern Family forged ahead 6% to a 1.9; and Two and a Half Men moved up 7% to a 1.5, tying Family Guy, which also grew 7% to a 1.5.

The week’s top-rated daytime talk shows in the women 25-54 demo were:

  • Dr. Phil (1.1, +10% from the week before)
  • Live with Kelly and Ryan (0.9, +13%)
  • Maury (0.7, -13%), tied with Ellen DeGeneres (0.7, unchanged)
  • Steve Wilkos (0.6, -14%), tied with Jerry Springer (0.6, +20%)

In the household rating rankings that follow, % change is from the previous week; * indicates a new season-high rating; ** indicates a new season low; NC indicates no change from the previous week; NA mean not applicable.

TALK SHOWS

  1. Dr. Phil (CTD) 2.5 -4%
  2. Live with Kelly and Ryan (Disney-ABC) 1.9 -5%
  3. Ellen DeGeneres (WBDTD) 1.5 NC
  4. Maury (NBCU) 1.3 NC
  5. Steve Wilkos (NBCU) 1.1 NC
  6. Jerry Springer (NBCU) 1.0 -9%
  7. Steve (NBCU) 1.0** -9%
  8. Rachael Ray (CTD) 1.0 NC
  9. Dr. Oz (Sony) 0.9 NC
  10. Wendy Williams (Debmar-Mercury) 0.8 NC
  11. Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen (WBDTD) 0.8 NC
  12. The Doctors (CTD) 0.7 NC
  13. Harry (NBCU) 0.5 -17%
  14. The Real (WBDTD) 0.5 NC

FIRST-RUN ROOKIE SHOWS

  1. Daily Mail TV (CTD) 0.8** -11%
  2. Page Six TV(20th Television) 0.6 NC
  3. Funny You Should Ask(Entertainment Studios) 0.5 NC
  4. Pickler & Ben(Disney-ABC) NA (being reprocessed)

COURT SHOWS

  1. Judge Judy (CTD) 6.5 -2%
  2. Hot Bench(CTD) 2.0 -5%
  3. People’s Court (WBDTD) 1.4 NC
  4. Judge Mathis (WBDTD) 1.0 NC
  5. Divorce Court (Twentieth) 0.7 NC
  6. Judge Faith (Trifecta) 0.5 NC

GAME SHOWS

  1. Family Feud (Debmar-Mercury/FMNA) 6.1 NC
  2. Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 5.2** -2%
  3. Jeopardy (CTD) 5.2 NC
  4. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (Disney-ABC) 1.5 -6%

INTERNET VIDEO

  1. Right This Minute (Disney-ABC) 1.2** -8%

OFF-NET TRUE CRIME

  1. Dateline M-F (NBCU) 1.1 -8%

MAGAZINE SHOWS

  1. Inside Edition (CTD) 2.7 -4%
  2. Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 2.6 -4%
  3. TMZ (WBDTD) 1.2 +9%
  4. Access (NBCU) 1.0 -9%
  5. Extra (WBDTD) 1.0 NC
  6. Celebrity Page (Trifecta) 0.2 -33%

OFF-NET SITCOMS

  1. Big Bang Theory (WBDTD) 4.1 NC
  2. Last Man Standing (Twentieth) 2.1 +5%
  3. Modern Family (Twentieth) 1.9 +6%
  4. The Goldbergs(Sony) 1.4 -7%
  5. Two and a Half Men (WBDTD) 1.5 +7%
  6. Family Guy (Twentieth) 1.5 +7%
  7. Mike and Molly (WBDTD) 1.2 NC
  8. Two Broke Girls (WBDTD) 1.1 NC
  9. Seinfeld (Sony) 1.0 NC
  10. How I Met Your Mother (Twentieth) 0.9 NC
  11. The Cleveland Show (Twentieth) 0.9 NC
  12. Mom (WBDTD) 0.9 NC

OFF-NET WEEKLY HOURS

  1. Law & Order: SVU (NBCU) 2.8 +4%
  2. Dateline Weekly (NBCU) 2.3 -28%
  3. Law & Order: Criminal Intent (NBCU) 1.7 +6%
  4. Blue Bloods (CTD) 1.7 +13%
  5. Castle (Disney-ABC) 1.2 -8%
  6. American Ninja Warrior (NBCU) 1.1 -15%
  7. CSI Miami (CTD) 1.1 NC
  8. Major Crimes (WBDTD) 1.1 NC

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[email protected] says:

September 5, 2018 at 8:58 pm

Not surprise that Daily Mail TV dropped as it has been in repeats all of summer see that they have new EP’s as of this week. So happy that on Sep 17TH Page Six TV gets a better time slot as I thought that it was going to move to a new TV station as WZZM put it at 10:30AM not a very good time slot Page Six TV will air at 11:00PM on WXSP MyNET TV WZZM is the ABC station in West Michigan. I know no one cares LOL.


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