‘Barrymore’ Barrels Along In Syndication
In only its fourth week on the air, newcomer Drew Barrymore weathered a blizzard of preemptions and racked up the largest percentage increase of any strip in syndication for the session ending Oct. 11.
Despite being blacked out in numerous markets for French Open tennis, football and coverage of President Trump’s post-COVID diagnosis return to the White House from Walter Reed, Barrymore shot up 20% from the prior frame to a 0.6 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating.
Drew is also drawing A-list guests. For example, Sharon Stone, Henry Winkler and Gloria Estefan, among other stars, dropped by in the week ending Oct 18.
The other talk shows scoring double-digit increases were highly regarded sophomore Tamron Hall and veteran Dr. Oz. Hall, which has already secured a third season renewal from the all-important ABC stations, was heavily preempted but forged ahead 14% to a 0.8. Oz, meanwhile, rebounded 17% to a 0.7.
At the top of the talkers, Dr. Phil and Live with Kelly and Ryan battled to a dead heat with Phil spiking 6% to a 1.9 and Live holding steady at its season high 1.9.
The closely watched Ellen DeGeneres declined 8% in the third week of its new season to a 1.1, which was 39% below last year at this time.
In access time periods, game shows were mixed. Family Feud finished first with a 4% advance to a 5.3, while Jeopardy dropped 4% to a 4.6 and Wheel of Fortune slipped 10% to a 4.5.
Magazines mostly hung tough at previous levels despite preemptions. Of note, Extra was the only gainer among the top six in the coveted women 25-54 demo, improving 33%.
Judge Judy was the No. 1 show overall in the household ratings for the seventh time in eight weeks, overruling all preemptions and holding its ground at a 5.4.
The week’s top-rated daytime talk shows in the women 25-54 demo were:
- Live with Kelly and Ryan (0.9, unchanged from the week before)
- Dr. Phil (0.7, +17%)
- Maury (0.5, unchanged), tied with Ellen DeGeneres (0.5, unchanged)
- Kelly Clarkson (0.4, unchanged), tied with Steve Wilkos (0.4, unchanged) and Wendy Williams (0.4, 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.
Dr. Phil (CTD) 1.9 +6%
Live with Kelly and Ryan (Disney-ABC) 1.9 NC
Ellen DeGeneres (WBDTD) 1.1 -8%
Maury (NBCU) 1.0 NC
Wendy Williams (Debmar-Mercury) 0.9 NC
Steve Wilkos (NBCU) 0.9 NC
Rachael Ray (CTD) 0.8 NC
The Kelly Clarkson Show (NBCU) 0.8 -11%
Tamron Hall (Disney-ABC) 0.8 +14%
Dr. Oz (Sony) 0.7 +17%
The Real (WBDTD) 0.4 NC
The Doctors (CTD) 0.3 NC
Jerry Springer (NBCU) 0.2 NC
Drew Barrymore (CTD) 0.6 +20%
Judge Judy (CTD) 5.4 NC
Hot Bench(CTD) 1.6 NC
People’s Court (WBDTD) 1.1 NC
Judge Mathis (WBDTD) 0.8 NC
Judge Jerry (NBCU) 0.7 -13%
Divorce Court (20th Television) 0.6 NC
Protection Court (Trifecta) 0.3 NC
Family Feud (Debmar-Mercury/FMNA) 5.3 +4%
Jeopardy (CTD) 4.6 -4%
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 4.5 -10%
25 Words or Less (CTD) 0.8 NC
Funny You Should Ask(Entertainment Studios) 0.4 NC
Inside Edition (CTD) 2.2 NC
Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 2.1 NC
Access Hollywood (NBCU) 1.0 NC
TMZ (WBDTD) 0.8 -11%
Extra (WBDTD) 0.7 NC
Daily Mail TV (CTD) 0.7 NC
Dish Nation (Trifecta) 0.3 NC
Celebrity Page (Trifecta) 0.2 NC
Big Bang Theory (WBDTD) 2.7 -4%
Last Man Standing (Disney-ABC) 1.8 +6%
Modern Family (Disney-ABC) 1.2 NC
Two and a Half Men (WBDTD) 1.0 NC
The Goldbergs(Sony) 1.0 NC
Seinfeld (Sony) 0.9 NC
Black-ish (Disney-ABC) 0.8 +14%
Family Guy (Disney-ABC) 0.7 -22%
Mike and Molly (WBDTD) 0.7 NC
Mom (WBDTD) 0.7 NC
Schitt’s Creek (CTD) 0.7 NC
OFF-NET WEEKLY HOURS
Dateline Weekly (NBCU) 4.0 -5%
Law & Order: SVU (NBCU) 1.9 +19%
Chicago P.D. (NBCU) 1.8 +20%
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (NBCU) 1.0 +25%
NCIS: New Orleans (CTD) 0.9 NC
NCIS (CTD) 0.9 NC