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 exceptions in the week ending Dec. 9 include magazines TMZ, Access and Extra and some true crime series.
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.