WEEKLY SYNDICATION RATINGS ROUNDUP

Mags Make A Move Out Of Summer Doldrums

In the week ending Aug. 25, Entertainment Tonight rose 4% from the prior frame to a 2.4 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating; Access improved 10% for both the week and the year; Extra shot up 11% to a nine-week high 1.0, while Daily Mail TV, already renewed for a third year, had the largest annual increase of all magazines with growth of 13% to a steady 0.9.

The big traditional entertainment magazines generated the ratings steam in an otherwise tepid late-season syndication session ending Aug. 25.

Despite suffering the double whammy of pre-season football preemptions and anemic People Using Television levels, Entertainment Tonight rose 4% from the prior frame to a 2.4 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating; Access improved 10% for both the week and the year to a 1.1 while surging 25% among women 25-54; and Extra shot up 11% to a nine-week high 1.0, while also barreling ahead 25% in the key demo.

In addition, sophomore Daily Mail TV, already renewed for a third year, had the largest annual increase of all magazines with growth of 13% to a steady 0.9.

Meanwhile, Inside Edition, the magazine frontrunner of the week, was unchanged at a 2.5.

The No. 1 show of the season, Judge Judy, topped the entire chart for the sixth time in seven weeks, strengthening 3% to a four-week high 6.1 even though it was completely in reruns.

Another courtroom moving up was Hot Bench, which had no objection to a 5% spike to a nine-week high 2.1.

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Elsewhere, Dr. Phil, still in repeats on all five days, held its ground at a 2.0 and continued to operate at the top of the talkers for a notable 155 straight weeks.

Also worthy of mention in talk, the steady national numbers for the second week of the three-week Jerry O’ trial run airing on the Fox O&Os in Wendy Williams’ time periods were part of a combined 0.9 rating with Wendy repeats.

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

  • Dr. Phil (0.8, unchanged from the week before), tied with Live with Kelly and Ryan (0.8, unchanged)
  • Maury (0.7, unchanged)
  • Ellen DeGeneres (0.6, +20%), tied with Steve Wilkos (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

Dr. Phil (CTD) 2.0 NC

Live with Kelly and Ryan (Disney-ABC) 1.8** -5%

Ellen DeGeneres (WBDTD) 1.4 NC

Maury (NBCU) 1.3 +8%

Steve (NBCU) 1.0 +11%

Rachael Ray (CTD) 1.0 NC

Steve Wilkos (NBCU) 1.0 NC

Dr. Oz (Sony) 0.9 NC

Wendy Williams (Debmar-Mercury) 0.9 NC

Face the Truth (CTD) 0.6 NC

The Real (WBDTD) 0.5 +25%

The Doctors (CTD) 0.4 NC

Jerry Springer (NBCU) 0.4 NC

Pickler & Ben (Disney-ABC) 0.3 NC

COURT SHOWS

Judge Judy (CTD) 6.1 +3%

Hot Bench(CTD) 2.1 +5%

People’s Court (WBDTD) 1.3 NC

Judge Mathis (WBDTD) 0.9 NC

Divorce Court (20th Television) 0.7 NC

Caught in Providence (Debmar-Mercury) 0.5 NC

GAME SHOWS

Family Feud (Debmar-Mercury/FMNA) 6.0 +3%

Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 4.9 NC

Jeopardy (CTD) 4.8 +2%

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (Disney-ABC) 1.4 NC

Funny You Should Ask(Entertainment Studios) 0.5 NC

INTERNET VIDEO

Right This Minute (Disney-ABC) 1.2 NC

OFF-NET TRUE CRIME

Dateline M-F (NBCU) 1.1 -8%

Live PD: Police Patrol (Sony) 1.0 NC

True Crime Files (20th Television) 0.3 NC

SCRIPTED OFF-NET POLICE PROCEDURAL

Chicago P.D. (NBCU) 0.9 +13%

MAGAZINE SHOWS

Inside Edition (CTD) 2.5 NC

Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 2.4 +4%

TMZ (WBDTD) 1.1 NC

Access (NBCU) 1.1 +10%

Extra (WBDTD) 1.0 +11%

Daily Mail TV (CTD) 0.9 NC

Page Six TV(20th Television) 0.4** -20%

Celebrity Page (Trifecta) 0.2 NC

OFF-NET SITCOMS

Big Bang Theory (WBDTD) 3.8 +3%

Last Man Standing (20th Television) 2.1 NC

Modern Family (20th Television) 1.6 NC

Two and a Half Men (WBDTD) 1.3 NC

The Goldbergs(Sony) 1.3 +8%

Family Guy (20th Television) 1.2 -14%

Mike and Molly (WBDTD) 1.0 NC

Black-ish (Disney-ABC) 1.0 NC

Seinfeld (Sony) 1.0 NC

Two Broke Girls (WBDTD) 0.9 NC

OFF-NET WEEKLY HOURS

Dateline Weekly (NBCU) 2.4 -17%

NCIS: New Orleans (CTD) 1.4 +8%

Law & Order: Criminal Intent (NBCU) 1.3 NC

Chicago P.D. (NBCU) 1.1 NC

Castle (Disney-ABC) 1.0 NC

American Ninja Warrior (NBCU) 0.9 NC

Madam Secretary (CTD) 0.9 NC


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