WEEKLY SYNDICATION RATINGS ROUNDUP

‘Jeopardy’ Tops The Games In Slow Week

The frame ending March 8 was a challenging one for most syndicated programs as it included Super Tuesday, the biggest day of the 2020 primaries with one-third of all delegates awarded in 14 states and one territory.

Jeopardy, with longtime host Alex Trebek, clocked a steady 6.4 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating and was the top game show for the 10th week in a row in the session ending March 8.

The frame was a challenging one for most syndicated programs as it included Super Tuesday, the biggest day of the 2020 primaries with one-third of all delegates awarded in 14 states and one territory.

Running just behind Jeopardy was Family Feud, which fell 3% to a 6.1, and Wheel of Fortune, which was flat at a 6.1.

Season-to-date, Jeopardy is the second-highest strip overall behind only the seemingly unbeatable Judge Judy. For the current stanza, Judy averaged a daytime-leading 6.4, even though it was partly in reruns and continued to slaughter the court shows for the 1,224th consecutive week.

Elsewhere in the daypart, Dr. Phil was also in repeats for a portion of the week and eased 14% from its season high set in the prior session to a 2.4. Still, that topped the talkers for the sixth straight week and 179th time in the past 183 weeks.

Live with Kelly and Ryan grabbed second-highest honors with a steady 2.0.

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Others scoring in talk’s top tier were Ellen DeGeneres, hit newcomer Kelly Clarkson and veteran Wendy Williams at 1.9, 1.3 and 1.3, respectively.

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

  • Dr. Phil (0.9, -18% from the week before)
  • Live with Kelly and Ryan (0.8, unchanged), tied with Ellen DeGeneres (0.8, unchanged)
  • Kelly Clarkson (0.6, unchanged), tied with Maury (0.6, unchanged) and Wendy Williams (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 means not applicable.

TALK SHOWS

Dr. Phil (CTD) 2.4 -14%

Live with Kelly and Ryan (Disney-ABC) 2.0 NC

Ellen DeGeneres (WBDTD) 1.9 NC

Wendy Williams (Debmar-Mercury) 1.3 NC

Maury (NBCU) 1.1 NC

Rachael Ray (CTD) 1.0 NC

Steve Wilkos (NBCU) 0.9 -10%

Dr. Oz (Sony) 0.9 NC

The Real (WBDTD) 0.6 NC

The Doctors (CTD) 0.5 NC

Jerry Springer (NBCU) 0.3 NC

FIRST-RUN ROOKIES

The Kelly Clarkson Show (NBCU) 1.3 NC

25 Words or Less (CTD) 1.1 NC

Tamron Hall (Disney-ABC) 0.9 -10%

Judge Jerry (NBCU) 0.8 -11%

America Says (Sony) 0.7 -13%

Personal Injury Court (MGM) 0.5 -17%

Mel Robbins (Sony) 0.4 NC

Protection Court (Trifecta) 0.3 NC

COURT SHOWS

Judge Judy (CTD) 6.4 -3%

Hot Bench(CTD) 2.0 -5%

People’s Court (WBDTD) 1.3 -7%

Judge Mathis (WBDTD) 0.8 -11%

Divorce Court (20th Television) 0.6 -14%

Caught in Providence (Debmar-Mercury) 0.5 +25%

GAME SHOWS

Jeopardy (CTD) 6.4 NC

Family Feud (Debmar-Mercury/FMNA) 6.1 -3%

Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 6.2 NC

Funny You Should Ask(Entertainment Studios) 0.5 NC

OFF-NET CRIME

Dateline M-F (NBCU) 1.1 NC

Live PD: Police Patrol (Sony) 0.9 -10%

Chicago P.D. (NBCU) 0.9 -10%

MAGAZINE SHOWS

Inside Edition (CTD) 2.8 NC

Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 2.7 -4%

Access Hollywood (NBCU) 1.3 -7%

TMZ (WBDTD) 1.1 NC

Extra (WBDTD) 0.9 NC

Daily Mail TV (CTD) 0.8 NC

Celebrity Page (Trifecta) 0.2 NC

OFF-NET SITCOMS

Big Bang Theory (WBDTD) 3.2 NC

Last Man Standing (20th Television) 2.0 -9%

Modern Family (20th Television) 1.5 NC

Two and a Half Men (WBDTD) 1.3 NC

Family Guy (20th Television) 1.2 NC

The Goldbergs(Sony) 1.1 -8%

Seinfeld (Sony) 1.0 NC

Mike and Molly (WBDTD) 0.9 NC

Black-ish (Disney-ABC) 0.9 -10%

Two Broke Girls (WBDTD) 0.9 NC

Mom (WBDTD) 0.9 NC

OFF-NET WEEKLY HOURS

Dateline Weekly (NBCU) 3.3 -8%

Law & Order: SVU (NBCU) 1.6 +7%

NCIS: New Orleans (CTD) 1.5 +7%

Chicago P.D. (NBCU) 1.3 +8%

Law & Order: Criminal Intent (NBCU) 1.1 +22%

Castle (Disney-ABC) 1.1 +10%


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