WEEKLY SYNDICATION RATINGS ROUNDUP

‘Jeopardy’ Jumps To The Top Of The Games

The veteran quizzer hosted by Alex Trebek jumped 11% to a 7.0 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating, while Family Feud — which had been first or tied for first in the genre for the past three weeks — had no answer, slipping 3% to a 6.9.

Jeopardy created buzz with a double-digit increase in the session ending May 3, and edged ahead of Family Feud, taking sole possession of first place in the game show race for the first time in four weeks.

The veteran quizzer hosted by Alex Trebek jumped 11% to a 7.0 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating, while Feud — which had been first or tied for first in the genre for the past three weeks — had no answer, slipping 3% to a 6.9.

Elsewhere in access, Entertainment Tonight, which rose 4% to a 2.7 in households, as well as 10% among women 25-54, and Access Hollywood, which heated up 9% toa 1.2 in households and surged 20% in the key demo, were the fastest growing magazines in the ratings.

Inside Edition took first place in the group with an unchanged 2.8.

In earlier dayparts, many shows were once again infected with tons of preemptions for news of the coronavirus outbreak, so it was difficult for them make any headway, although a few strips did move up.

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The two highest-rated daytime programs were both courtroom shows and both came from Judith Sheindlin. Judge Judy was the daytime leader by 4 rating points, climbing 2% to a robust 6.2 despite being in repeats for most of the week. And Judy’s creation Hot Bench beat everything else with a 5% advance to a four-week high 2.2.

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Live with Kelly and Ryan remained the No.1 talk show for a sixth straight week even though it dipped 5% to a2.1.

Dr. Phil, the top talker season to date, rose 6% and snared second place with a 1.9.

Ellen DeGeneres was third with a steady 1.7, followed by Maury, which dropped 8% to a 1.2.

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

  • Live with Kelly and Ryan (1.0, unchanged from the week before)
  • Ellen DeGeneres (0.8, +14%)
  • Dr. Phil (0.7, unchanged), tied with Maury (0.7, unchanged)
  • Steve Wilkos (0.6, unchanged)
  • Kelly Clarkson (0.5, unchanged), tied with Wendy Williams (0.5, 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

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Live with Kelly and Ryan (Disney-ABC) 2.1 -5%

Dr. Phil (CTD) 1.9 +6%

Ellen DeGeneres (WBDTD) 1.7 NC

Maury (NBCU) 1.2 -8%

Wendy Williams (Debmar-Mercury) 1.1 +10%

Rachael Ray (CTD) 1.1 NC

Steve Wilkos (NBCU) 1.1 NC

Dr. Oz (Sony) 0.9 -10%

The Real (WBDTD) 0.5 NC

The Doctors (CTD) 0.5 NC

Jerry Springer (NBCU) 0.3 NC

FIRST-RUN ROOKIES

The Kelly Clarkson Show (NBCU) 1.1 NC

25 Words or Less (CTD) 1.1 -8%

Tamron Hall (Disney-ABC) 0.9 NC

America Says (Sony) 0.9 NC

Judge Jerry (NBCU) 0.8 -11%

Personal Injury Court (MGM) 0.5 NC

Mel Robbins (Sony) 0.4 NC

Protection Court (Trifecta) 0.3 NC

COURT SHOWS

Judge Judy (CTD) 6.2 +2%

Hot Bench(CTD) 2.2 +5%

People’s Court (WBDTD) 1.5 -6%

Judge Mathis (WBDTD) 1.0 NC

Divorce Court (20th Television) 0.8 NC

Caught in Providence (Debmar-Mercury) 0.5 NC

GAME SHOWS

Jeopardy (CTD) 7.0 +11%

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Family Feud (Debmar-Mercury/FMNA) 6.9 -3%

Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 6.5 +5%

Funny You Should Ask(Entertainment Studios) 0.6 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 NC

MAGAZINE SHOWS

Inside Edition (CTD) 2.8 NC

Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 2.7 +4%

Access Hollywood (NBCU) 1.2 +9%

TMZ (WBDTD) 1.1 NC

Extra (WBDTD) 1.0 NC

Daily Mail TV (CTD) 0.8 NC

Celebrity Page (Trifecta) 0.2 NC

OFF-NET SITCOMS

Big Bang Theory (WBDTD) 3.3 NC

Last Man Standing (20th Television) 2.1 NC

Modern Family (20th Television) 1.5 +7%

Two and a Half Men (WBDTD) 1.3 NC

The Goldbergs(Sony) 1.1 NC

Family Guy (20th Television) 1.1 -8%

Seinfeld (Sony) 1.0 -9%

Mike and Molly (WBDTD) 1.0 +11%

Black-ish (Disney-ABC) 1.0 NC

Mom (WBDTD) 1.0 +11%

OFF-NET WEEKLY HOURS

Dateline Weekly (NBCU) 3.6 +13%

Law & Order: SVU (NBCU) 1.5 NC

NCIS: New Orleans (CTD) 1.3 NC

Castle (Disney-ABC) 1.3 NC

Chicago P.D. (NBCU) 1.1 NC

Law & Order: Criminal Intent (NBCU) 1.1 +10%


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