Entertainment Tonight, Wendy Williams and Celebrity Page are the only first-run entries to post week-to-week household gains in the week ending Feb. 10.
Most of the top syndicated shows were hard-pressed to avoid declines amid decreasing TV usage in the session ending Feb. 10. Making matters worse were numerous preemptions in West Coast markets for the president’s State of the Union address on Feb. 5.
For example, only one magazine in the top seven made it into positive territory, although three of the top seven refused to lose ground.
Leader Entertainment Tonight was the sole mag above a 1 rating to improve, growing 3% from the previous frame to a 3.3 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating. However, TMZ was unchanged at its season high 1.4; Daily Mail TV posted a series-best 1.1 for the fourth straight week to tie Extra; and Page Six TV maintained its 0.7 season high for a second week.
Elsewhere in access, Family Feud was the only game show in the top four to not decline, leading its category by staying at its season-high 6.7.
Among the jurists, only syndication’s most-watched with more than 11 million daily viewers, Judge Judy juggernaut and sister courtroom Hot Bench were able to hang tough and resist the downward pressure. Judy was the overall highest rated show by a mile for the 31st consecutive week at the lofty 7.9 level, remaining at its biggest rating of the season.
Hot Bench was also a force, scoring a steady season-high 2.6 and ranking as the third highest daytime strip for the fifth week in a row behind only Judy and Dr. Phil.
In talk, the only shows in the top five to avoid declines were Maury and Steve Harvey’s Steve, which both held firm at their highest ratings of the season, clocking a 1.5 and a 1.4, respectively.
Phil finished first in talk by a wide margin for the 127th straight week, despite dipping 3% to a 3.2.
Also bucking the headwinds was the off-net Dateline strip, which remained at its 10-week high 1.4 and led the true crime genre for the 22nd week in a row.
The week’s top-rated daytime talk shows in the women 25-54 demo were:
- Dr. Phil (1.4, unchanged from the week before)
- Ellen DeGeneres (1.1, -8%)
- Live with Kelly and Ryan (1.0, -9%)
- Maury (0.9, +13%)
- Wendy Williams (0.7, unchanged)
- Steve (0.6 unchanged), tied with Steve Wilkos (0.6, -14%)
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.
Dr. Phil (CTD) 3.2 -3%
Ellen DeGeneres (WBDTD) 2.4 -4%
Live with Kelly and Ryan (Disney-ABC) 2.3 -8%
Maury (NBCU) 1.5 NC
Steve (NBCU) 1.4 NC
Wendy Williams (Debmar-Mercury) 1.3 +8%
Steve Wilkos (NBCU) 1.2 NC
Rachael Ray (CTD) 1.1 -15%
Dr. Oz (Sony) 1.1 -8%
The Real (WBDTD) 0.7 NC
The Doctors (CTD) 0.6 -14%
Pickler & Ben (Disney-ABC) 0.4 NC
Jerry Springer (NBCU) 0.4 NC
FIRST-RUN ROOKIE SHOWS
Face the Truth (CTD) 0.8 -11%
Caught in Providence (20th Television) 0.6 -14%
Judge Judy (CTD) 7.9 NC
Hot Bench(CTD) 2.6 NC
People’s Court (WBDTD) 1.5 -6%
Judge Mathis (WBDTD) 1.0 -9%
Divorce Court (20th Television) 0.7 -13%
Family Feud (Debmar-Mercury/FMNA) 6.7 NC
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 6.6 -7%
Jeopardy (CTD) 6.6 -6%
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (Disney-ABC) 1.6 -11%
Funny You Should Ask(Entertainment Studios) 0.5 NC
Right This Minute (Disney-ABC) 1.3 -7%
OFF-NET TRUE CRIME
Dateline M-F (NBCU) 1.4 NC
Live PD: Police Patrol (Sony) 1.1 NC
True Crime Files (20th Television) 0.3 NC
SCRIPTED OFF-NET POLICE PROCEDURAL
Chicago P.D. (NBCU) 1.0 NC
Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 3.3 +3%
Inside Edition (CTD) 3.2 -3%
TMZ (WBDTD) 1.4 NC
Access (NBCU) 1.3 -7%
Extra (WBDTD) 1.1 -8%
Daily Mail TV (CTD) 1.1 NC
Page Six TV(20th Television) 0.7 NC
Celebrity Page (Trifecta) 0.3 +50%
Big Bang Theory (WBDTD) 4.9 NC
Last Man Standing (20th Television) 2.4 NC
Modern Family (20th Television) 2.0 NC
The Goldbergs(Sony) 1.6 +7%
Two and a Half Men (WBDTD) 1.5 NC
Family Guy (20th Television) 1.3 NC
Black-ish (Disney-ABC) 1.2 NC
Mike and Molly (WBDTD) 1.1 NC
Two Broke Girls (WBDTD) 1.0 NC
Seinfeld (Sony) 1.0 NC
OFF-NET WEEKLY HOURS
Dateline Weekly (NBCU) 3.4 NC
NCIS: New Orleans (CTD) 1.6 +7%
Chicago P.D. (NBCU) 1.6 NC
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (NBCU) 1.4 NC
Castle (Disney-ABC) 1.2 NC
Madam Secretary (CTD) 1.2 NC