WEEKLY SYNDICATION RATINGS ROUNDUP

‘ET,’ ‘Access Hollywood’ Among Few Syndie Stars

Entertainment Tonight grew 4% for the week ending May 10 and 8% for the past two weeks to a three-week high 2.8 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating, tying sister show Inside Edition for the category lead. Next in line, Access Hollywood, was also a force, surging 8% for the week and 18% for the past two weeks to an eight-week high 1.3.

Two of the top three magazines made significant ratings moves in an otherwise sluggish session ending May 10, which was marked by declining PUT levels and day-after-day preemptions for news coverage of the coronavirus pandemic.

Entertainment Tonight grew 4% for the week and 8% for the past two weeks to a three-week high 2.8 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating, tying sister show Inside Edition for the category lead.

Next in line, Access Hollywood, was also a force, surging 8% for the week and 18% for the past two weeks to an eight-week high 1.3.

On the other hand, the top three game shows in access all lost ground.

Meanwhile, in daytime, gains were few and far between. Live with Kelly and Ryan rolled to its seventh straight first-place finish in the talk show race and did well to hold steady at a 2.1.

Dr. Phil, the top talker season to date in the household ratings, had the distinction of being the only show in the category able to move up, climbing 5% to a strong second-place 2.0.

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On the down side, Ellen DeGeneres dropped 6% to a 1.6, Maury moved down 8% 1.1, while Steve Wilkos and Wendy Williams both weakened 9% to a 1.0 and Dr. Oz declined 11% to a 0.8.

Courtroom force majeure Judge Judy, the overall top-rated syndicated show of the season so far, was the daytime leader by a huge margin with a 3% spike to a three-week high 6.4.

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

  • Live with Kelly and Ryan (0.9, -10% from the week before)
  • Dr. Phil (0.7, unchanged), tied with Ellen DeGeneres (0.7, -13) and Maury (0.7, unchanged)
  • Kelly Clarkson (0.5, unchanged), tied with Steve Wilkos (0.5, -17%) and 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 NC

Dr. Phil (CTD) 2.0 +5%

Ellen DeGeneres (WBDTD) 1.6 -6%

Maury (NBCU) 1.1 -8%

Rachael Ray (CTD) 1.1 NC

Wendy Williams (Debmar-Mercury) 1.0 -9%

Steve Wilkos (NBCU) 1.0 -9%

Dr. Oz (Sony) 0.8 -11%

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 NC

Tamron Hall (Disney-ABC) 0.9 NC

America Says (Sony) 0.9 NC

Judge Jerry (NBCU) 0.8 NC

Personal Injury Court (MGM) 0.6 +20%

Mel Robbins (Sony) 0.4 NC

Protection Court (Trifecta) 0.3 NC

COURT SHOWS

Judge Judy (CTD) 6.4 +3%

Hot Bench(CTD) 2.1 -5%

People’s Court (WBDTD) 1.5 NC

Judge Mathis (WBDTD) 1.0 NC

Divorce Court (20th Television) 0.8 NC

Caught in Providence (Debmar-Mercury) 0.4 -20%

GAME SHOWS

Family Feud (Debmar-Mercury/FMNA) 6.7 -3%

Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 6.2 -5%

Jeopardy (CTD) 5.9 -16%

Funny You Should Ask(Entertainment Studios) 0.6 NC

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OFF-NET CRIME

Dateline M-F (NBCU) 1.1 NC

Chicago P.D. (NBCU) 1.0 +11%

Live PD: Police Patrol (Sony) 0.8 -11%

MAGAZINE SHOWS

Inside Edition (CTD) 2.8 NC

Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 2.8 +4%

Access Hollywood (NBCU) 1.3 +8%

TMZ (WBDTD) 1,.1 NC

Extra (WBDTD) 0.9 -10%

Daily Mail TV (CTD) 0.8 NC

Celebrity Page (Trifecta) 0.2 NC

OFF-NET SITCOMS

Big Bang Theory (WBDTD) 3.4 +3%

Last Man Standing (20th Television) 2.1 NC

Modern Family (20th Television) 1.5 NC

Two and a Half Men (WBDTD) 1.3 NC

The Goldbergs(Sony) 1.1 NC

Seinfeld (Sony) 1.1 +10%

Family Guy (20th Television) 1.0 -9%

Mike and Molly (WBDTD) 1.0 NC

Black-ish (Disney-ABC) 1.0 NC

Two Broke Girls (WBDTD) 0.9 NC

Mom (WBDTD) 0.9 -10%

OFF-NET WEEKLY HOURS

Dateline Weekly (NBCU) 3.8 +6%

Law & Order: SVU (NBCU) 1.5 NC

NCIS: New Orleans (CTD) 1.3 NC

Castle (Disney-ABC) 1.2 -8%

Chicago P.D. (NBCU) 1.1 NC

Law & Order: Criminal Intent (NBCU) 1.1 NC


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