Her Honor clobbered all programs in syndication 32nd week in a row, uncorking a nose-bleed-level 7.8 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating, with more than 11 million daily viewers.
Many of the top courtrooms, talk shows, magazines and games tie or top season bests in the week ending Feb. 3.
Judy, more than dominating than ever in this, its 23rd season, blew away all competition with a sparkling 7.6 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating, its highest since November and marked six months as syndication’s No. 1 show.
Dr. Phil was on top of the genre in the week ending Jan. 20, with a majority of the category reporting week-to-week ratings increases.
In the week ending Jan. 13, the mag with the biggest percentage increase (and only show in the group to hit a new season high) was Access, which surged 17% from the prior frame to a season-best 1.4 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating.
The session ending Jan. 6, the week leading up to the Golden Globes and the traditional beginning of the annual awards season, saw strong rating increases for the entertainment magazines despite preemptions for the big New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day festivities. Scoring double-digit week-to-week growth were: Entertainment Tonight, which climbed 22% to a […]
A number of off-net weekly hours posted gains in the week ending Dec. 30, in contrast to the mostly flat or down ratings of their first-run counterparts.
In an otherwise slow pre-Christmas week, Access maintained its season-high 1.3 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating for a third straight week, while Extra, Daily Mail TV and Page Six TV also did well to hold steady at 1.1, 1.0 and 0.7, respectively.
The top talk and court shows had hot hands in the session ending Dec. 16, with leaders Doctor Phil and Judge Judy both scoring double-digit increases. Phil surged 11% to a four-week high 3.0 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating and finished first among takers for the 119th straight week. In second place, Live with Kelly and […]
The exceptions in the week ending Dec. 9 include magazines TMZ, Access and Extra and some true crime series.
Led by Dr. Phil, most of the top syndicated shows came roaring back from a soft holiday frame in the session ending Dec. 2. Phil was the biggest gainer among all strips, leaping 26% to a 2.9 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating and finishing first among the talkers for the 117th week in a row. In […]
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.
Most of the magazines and talk shows post solid gains as repeats give way to fresh episodes in the week ending Sept. 16.
In addition, ratings for many access shows were penalized by preemptions for Thursday Night Football. However, coverage of the life and death of charismatic movie star Burt Reynolds lifted several entertainment magazines in the key women 25-54 demo.
It surges 12% from the prior week to a nearly two-month high 2.8 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating and topped the chat pack for the 104th straight week.
While almost every first-run syndicated show was flat or down in the week ending Aug. 26, four of the top 10 sitcoms (including Last Man Standing) reported weekly ratings increases.
Coverage of the life and career of Aretha Franklin rescued most of the entertainment magazines from sluggish syndicated ratings in the week ending Aug. 19.
As of the session ending Aug. 12, with just two weeks yet to be counted for 2017-18, the famous courtroom program has lit up the Nielsen chart and opened an insurmountable lead with a full-season 6.9 live-plus-same-day national household Nielsen average.
Despite being in repeats on all five days, in the week ended Aug. 5, Phil still widened its lead over the genre, climbing 4% to a three-week high 2.7 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating.
Dr. Phil set the pace with a top-rated and stable 2.6 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating, finishing first in talk for the 99th week in a row, despite being entirely in reruns.
Leading the first-run syndication chart despite being entirely in reruns, perennially high-rated Judge Judy grew 2% from the prior frame to a four-week high 6.3 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating. Also posting gains in the week ending July22 were fellow gavelers Hot Bench and People’s Court.
The only gainers from the previous frame were six talkers, four courtrooms and one entertainment magazine. In daytime, it was a mixed bag with some strips recovering from recent steep drops. Live with Kelly and Ryan was one of only two talkers above a 2 rating, jumping 11% to a four-week high
Preemptions mean many first-run shows are flat or down in the week ending July 1. A couple of talkers and games manage to post weekly gains.
Dr. Phil was one of only six first-run shows that managed to eke out ratings increases in the week ending June 24.
In the week ending April 1, those two were among a handful of first-run syndicated shows to report ratings gains.
Shows in all genres of first-run showed some life despite interruptions from basketball and weather coverage in the week ending March 25. Wendy Williams returned to host her show after being away for three weeks due to illness, and the strip surged 27% to a 1.4, tying an unchanged Maury.
Preemptions led to lower numbers for many shows in the week ending March 18. However, some posted gains, including talkers Ellen, Wendy and Harry; rookie Page Six TV; People’s Court and Judge Mathis; Crime Watch Daily; plus ET and Celebrity Page.
Among the first-run strips showing week-to-week improvement in the session ending March 11 are Live with Kelly and Ryan, Rachael Ray, Hot Bench, Jeopardy, Millionaire and Entertainment Tonight.
Her Judgeship attracted more than 11 million daily viewers and scored a mighty 7.8 live-plus-same-day average national Nielsen rating for the sweep, marking the show’s third most successful February since 2008.
Numerous retitled show bounce back in the week ending Feb. 25, with some posting double-digit gains compared to the first week of the Pyeongchang games.
By changing their names in the session ending Feb. 18, the preemptions and/or low ratings won’t count against their season averages and the February sweep.