WEEKLY SYNDICATION RATINGS ROUNDUP

Good Week For Talkers And Judges

The top talk and court shows had hot hands in the session ending Dec. 16, with leaders Doctor Phil and Judge Judy both scoring double-digit increases.

Phil surged 11% to a four-week high 3.0 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating and finished first among takers for the 119th straight week.

In second place, Live with Kelly and Ryan rose 5% to a 2.3, tying Ellen DeGeneres, which was flat at a 2.3.

Rounding out the big six of the 14 chat fests were Maury and Wendy Williams, which each added 8% to a 1.4, and Steve Harvey’s Steve, which held its ground at a 1.3.

Judge Judy ruled the courtroom category for the 1,160th week in a row, jumping 12% to a 7.4 and outperforming all syndicated shows for the 20th consecutive week. In addition, Hot Bench, the second-highest gaveler, climbed 4% to a 2.4 and ranked as the No. 3 daytime show behind only Judy and Phil.

On the scripted crime beat, Chicago P.D. flirted with record territory, shooting up 25% in the key women 25-54 demo.

BRAND CONNECTIONS

Also on the upside were magazine leaders Inside Edition and Entertainment Tonight, which each advanced 3% to a 3.1 and 3.0, respectively, and Family Feud, which was once again the sole top-rated game show, picking up 3% to a 6.4.

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

  • Dr. Phil (1.3, +18% from the week before)
  • Live with Kelly and Ryan (1.0, unchanged), tied with Ellen DeGeneres (1.0, unchanged)
  • Maury (0.8, unchanged), tied with Wendy Williams (0.8, +14%)
  • Steve Wilkos (0.7, +17%)
  • Steve (0.6, unchanged)

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) 3.0 +11%
  2. Live with Kelly and Ryan (Disney-ABC) 2.3 +5%
  3. Ellen DeGeneres (WBDTD) 2.3 NC
  4. Maury (NBCU) 1.4 +8%
  5. Wendy Williams (Debmar-Mercury) 1.4 +8%
  6. Steve (NBCU) 1.3 NC
  7. Steve Wilkos (NBCU) 1.2 +9%
  8. Rachael Ray (CTD) 1.1 +10%
  9. Dr. Oz (Sony) 1.0 NC
  10. The Real (WBDTD) 0.7 NC
  11. The Doctors (CTD) 0.6 +20%
  12. Pickler & Ben (Disney-ABC) 0.5* +67%
  13. Jerry Springer (NBCU) 0.4 NC

FIRST-RUN ROOKIE SHOWS

  1. Face the Truth (CTD) 0.8 NC
  2. Caught in Providence (20th Television) 0.6 +20%

COURT SHOWS

  1. Judge Judy (CTD) 7.4 +12%
  2. Hot Bench(CTD) 2.4 +4%
  3. People’s Court (WBDTD) 1.4 -7%
  4. Judge Mathis (WBDTD) 1.0 NC
  5. Divorce Court (20th Television) 0.7 NC

GAME SHOWS

  1. Family Feud (Debmar-Mercury/FMNA) 6.4 +3%
  2. Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 6.3 +2%
  3. Jeopardy (CTD) 6.2 +2%
  4. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (Disney-ABC) 1.6 +7%
  5. Funny You Should Ask(Entertainment Studios) 0.5 NC

INTERNET VIDEO

  1. Right This Minute (Disney-ABC) 1.3 +8%

OFF-NET TRUE CRIME

  1. Dateline M-F (NBCU) 1.3 NC
  2. Live PD: Police Patrol (Sony) 1.3 +18%
  3. True Crime Files (20th Television) 0.3 NC

SCRIPTED OFF-NET POLICE PROCEDURAL

  1. Chicago P.D. (NBCU) 1.0 NC

MAGAZINE SHOWS

  1. Inside Edition (CTD) 3.1 +3%
  2. Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 3.0 +3%
  3. TMZ (WBDTD) 1.3 NC
  4. Access (NBCU) 1.3 NC
  5. Extra (WBDTD) 1.1 NC
  6. Daily Mail TV (CTD) 1.0 NC
  7. Page Six TV(20th Television) 0.7 NC
  8. Celebrity Page (Trifecta) 0.2 NC

OFF-NET SITCOMS

  1. Big Bang Theory (WBDTD) 4.5 -2%
  2. Last Man Standing (20th Television) 2.8* +27%
  3. Modern Family (20th Television) 2.0 +5%
  4. The Goldbergs(Sony) 1.6 NC
  5. Two and a Half Men (WBDTD) 1.5 +7%
  6. Family Guy (20th Television) 1.4 NC
  7. Black-ish (Disney-ABC) 1.2 NC
  8. Mike and Molly (WBDTD) 1.1 NC
  9. Two Broke Girls (WBDTD) 1.0 NC
  10. Seinfeld (Sony) 1.0 +11%

OFF-NET WEEKLY HOURS

  1. Dateline Weekly (NBCU) 3.2 -6%
  2. NCIS: New Orleans (CTD) 1.5 NC
  3. Law & Order: Criminal Intent (NBCU) 1.2 -14%
  4. Castle (Disney-ABC) 1.2 NC
  5. Chicago P.D. (NBCU) 1.1 NC
  6. American Ninja Warrior (NBCU) 1.0 +100%
  7. Madam Secretary (CTD) 1.0 +11%

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