Disruptions due to pandemic coverage kept the lid on with only four talkers, two courtrooms, one game and no magazines advancing during the week ending May 24.
Almost everything else in first run was hard-pressed to improve at all amid pandemic preemptions during the week ending May 17.
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.
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.
It was able to hold onto its category lead during the week ending April 26, while many first-run shows posted declines.
The race for game show supremacy ended in a dead heat in the session ending April 19 as the previous week’s winner, Family Feud, fell slightly, while Jeopardy moved up just enough to make it interesting. Feud backed off 3% from its highest rating in more than two years scored in the previous week to […]
In the week ending April 12, it took over sole possession of first place among game shows for the first time in 16 weeks with a 6% leap from the prior frame to a news season high 7.4 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating, its best performance since January of 2018.
Although most daytime shows were shredded by massive preemptions for coronavirus news coverage throughout the session ending April 5, Live with Kelly and Ryan was a standout, holding on to almost all of its large increase in the previous frame and easily topping the talkers for a second straight week. The morning show favorite improved […]
The wildly popular daytime staple went ballistic in the week ending March 29, with a 2.6 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating, up 24% from last year at this time and its strongest performance since the week of Dec. 25, 2017.
There were lots of double-digit ratings increases for first-run syndicated shows across multiple genres in the week ending March 22.
Five of the top seven shows in the genre post week-to-week gains in the frame ending March 15, three in double digits.
The frame ending March 8 was a challenging one for most syndicated programs as it included Super Tuesday, the biggest day of the 2020 primaries with one-third of all delegates awarded in 14 states and one territory.
Only six first-run shows post week-to-week ratings gains in the session ending March 1 that was overflowing with breaking news.
Despite airing repeats on all five days, the already renewed for year two courtroom jumped 13% to a 0.9 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating, one of the few shows to make an upward move in the week ending Feb 23.
Both talk shows and entertainment magazines benefit from their Academy Awards stories and followups.
Despite being missing in many markets due to the Senate arguments and the president’s response to the acquittal, Judy jumped 10% to a three-week high 6.5 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating, and was the top gaveler for the 1,220th straight week in the session ending Feb. 9.
In the week ending Feb. 2, four of the top five magazine shows generated significant ratings steam fueled by extensive coverage of the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards and reports on the life and tragic death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant.
Despite the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Jan. 20, and tons of preemptions for President Trump’s impeachment hearings, which wiped out programming in many markets for the rest of the week, Clarkson climbed 8% from the prior frame to a first-place five-week high 1.4 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating, and surged 17% among women 25-54 to its highest demo score since the week of Sept. 30.
For the full week ending Jan. 19 — when very few strips were able to improve thanks in part to preemptions for impeachment proceedings — Hall jumped 10% to a new season-high 1.1 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating.
In the week ending Jan. 12 more than a dozen first-run shows posted weekly rating gains in the double digits, including Dr. Phil, which rose 42% to reclaim first place among the talk shows.
In the week ending Jan. 5, four of the top five syndicated first-run strips scored double-digit improvements with previews of the Golden Globe Awards, the first of Hollywood’s highly anticipated annual award shows.
In a generally low-rated holiday frame where only a handful of first-run shows were able to avoid often steep loses Live with Kelly and Ryan managed to lead the talk genre for the second time in five weeks.
In the week ending Dec. 22, Tamron Hall surged 11% from the prior frame while The Kelly Clarkson Show climbed 15% to a 1.5, its highest rating since its strong premiere week in early September, even though it was in reruns for most of the stanza.
Judge Judy, the ratings gold standard, scored a nosebleed-level 6.7, ruling over all courtrooms for a whopping 1,212 straight weeks in the session ending Dec. 15, despite the impeachment hearings coverage. And making the transition from talk show mainstay to court shot success look easy, Jerry Springer’s Judge Jerry has been the strongest of the new gavelers by far for 14 weeks in a row and shot up 25% to a 0.5 in the coveted women 25-54 demo.
In the week ending Dec. 8, Phil skyrocketed 25% to a 2.5 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating, its second biggest number of the season, and finished among the talkers for the 169th time in the last 170 weeks.
With many shows able to exclude the very low-rated Thanksgiving and Black Friday from their averages, Live with Kelly and Ryan moved to the top of the talkers in the week ending Dec. 1 with a season-best 2.1.
The preemptions in the session ending Nov. 24 were so extensive that some programs counted only two days — Monday and Friday — in their weekly syndicated ratings averages.
Most of syndication was flat to down after running into heavy preemptions for the impeachment hearings in the session ending Nov. 17. But Jeopardy’s Tournament of Champions with the return of James Holzhauer posted a 7% increase to set a new season high.
The syndication leader turns in a new season high 7.1 in the week ending Nov. 10. And Judge Judy Sheindlin’s Hot Bench barreled ahead 10% to a new season-high 2.2, putting it second in courtrooms and No. 3 in syndication overall.
Multiple first-run shows in all genres drew stronger numbers in the week ending Nov. 3.
In the session ending Oct. 27, most of first-run syndication held up well, even though some daytime shows were preempted on various dates for fire coverage in California markets. In addition, some access programs were bumped by the World Series on Oct. 22, 23 and 25.
It was the only magazine to break into positive territory in the week ending Oct. 20. It rallied 7% to an 88-week high 1.5. The show also had the distinction of being the sole first-run strip to hit a new season high.
It sets the pace in the entertainment magazine genre with a 4% rise to a new season-high 2.8.
The Kelly Clarkson Show, in its fourth outing, jumped 8% to a 1.3 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating, and was syndication’s No. 1 new show. Tamron Hall, also gained steam, growing 11% to a three-week high 1.0 with a 33% spike in the key women 25-54 demo.
In the session ending Sept. 29, Entertainment Tonight saw a 7% boost from the previous frame to a 2.8 single-day national rating for its coverage of the big event. Access Hollywood also grew 7% to a single-day 1.5 on Sept. 23; and Extra spiked 11% with its coverage to a 1.0.
The record-setting show easily outperformed all syndies for the eighth straight week with a 6.5 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen, which was more than triple the rating of the next highest court program.
A slew of closely watched, brand new and returning syndicated strips delivered high national numbers for their season premieres in the session ending Sept. 15, despite being preempted by the Democratic presidential debates and suffering schedule upheavals for 9/11 memorial coverage in some cases. Among the prominent new talkers launched on Sept. 9, The Kelly […]
Entertainment Tonight climbed 4% to an eight-week high 2.5 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating. Access jumped 10% to a 1.1, pulling even with a steady TMZ; and Extra surged 11% to a 1.0, while racing ahead 25% among women 25-54.
Kelly Clarkson averaged an impressive 1.9 rating/6 share in the weighted metered markets for its premiere, which was syndication’s highest opener for a nationally cleared first-run show in seven years. Meanwhile, Tamron Hall scored a 1.4/5, which was the best bow for a talker in five years other than Clarkson’s.
In the week ending Aug. 25, Entertainment Tonight rose 4% from the prior frame to a 2.4 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating; Access improved 10% for both the week and the year; Extra shot up 11% to a nine-week high 1.0, while Daily Mail TV, already renewed for a third year, had the largest annual increase of all magazines with growth of 13% to a steady 0.9.