WEEKLY SYNDICATION RATINGS ROUNDUP

‘Barrymore’ Barrels Along In Syndication

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 in the week ending Oct. 11.

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.

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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.

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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.

TALK SHOWS

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

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Jerry Springer (NBCU) 0.2 NC

FIRST-RUN ROOKIE

Drew Barrymore (CTD) 0.6 +20%

COURT SHOWS

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

GAME SHOWS

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

MAGAZINE SHOWS

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

OFF-NET SITCOMS

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


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RustbeltAlumnus2 says:

October 20, 2020 at 3:35 pm

Her sincerity and warmth are there but I have considerable trouble with the Valley Girl cadence to her speaking style and the vocal fry. It doesn’t bother my wife, so I guess it’s just me.

Nick says:

October 20, 2020 at 3:55 pm

I see the ratings every week and you keep saying the closely watched Ellen Degeneres. Why are you watching for the legend to fail over a internal issue that was resolved? And the articles look silly because you’re raving about a measly .6 for Drew and praising Kelly who is a .8. All shows are down ratings wise. Ellen is doing fine. She’s the highest rated afternoon show and she’s where she’s always been behind live and Dr. Phil. Just give the ratings and stop attacking Ellen, especially when it’s starting to look like you’re just pestering her unfairly at this point.

[email protected] says:

October 20, 2020 at 11:18 pm

I’m surprised that Celebrity Page is still in the ratings when that is now just on the weekend that is largely do to with People The TV Show being on the Meredith TV stations across the country. That should be in off-Net Weekly just my opinion I thought that Chi PD was no longer in Syndie it isn’t clearled in the West Michigan TV Market.


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