Those two and Pickler & Ben are the only first-run syndicated shows to report ratings gains over November 2017. With a hefty 7.4 household rating, Judge Judy once again was syndication’s No. 1 show by its widest November margin ever.
In the week ending Nov. 18, a majority of shows in most genres of first-run syndication show ratings gains from the previous session.
The victory in the frame ending Nov. 11 made the show No. 1 among courtrooms and put it in first place overall among households for the 15th week in a row with its widest margin of victory yet this season.
Phil, Kelly, Ellen and Oz all post week-to-week gains in the frame ending Nov. 4. Game shows also have a strong week.
As the November sweep begins, Judge Judy, Live with Kelly and Ryan, Dr. Phil, Maury, Dateline and ET are among a handful of first-run shows to move up in the session ending Oct. 28.
Face the Truth, the season’s No. 1 new syndicated strip, jumped 14% in households to a 0.8 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating, matching its highest rating to date. And fellow rookie, Caught in Providence, climbed 20% to a new season-high 0.6.
The gavelers report some gains in the week ending Oct. 14, during which many other genres finish mostly flat or down.
The competition gets red hot as Wheel of Fortune, Family Feud and Jeopardy all turn in 5.9 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen ratings in the week ending Oct. 7.
Family Feud had been all alone at the top of the games for the prior 27 weeks, but this time Wheel of Fortune rose 7% from the previous round to a 5.9 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating, while Feud fell 5% to a 5.8, landing in a tie for the runner-up spot in the genre with Jeopardy, which added 4% to a 5.8.
In the week ending Sept. 23, many chat fests reported ratings gains. With a few exceptions, the rest of first-run was mostly flat or down.