‘Family Feud’ Knocks ‘Jeopardy’ Out Of First Among Games

In the week ending July 24, Family Feud inched up 2% to a 5.2 and edged ahead of Jeopardy’s flat 5.1 for game show superiority.

The top three talkers were the category’s only upward movers in the mid-summer session ending July 24. The strongest performers were Dr. Phil — spiking 7% to a five-week high 1.5 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating — to hold on to a first-place tie with demo leader Live with Kelly and Ryan, which likewise rallied 7% to a 1.5.

Also joining the rising ratings party was Kelly Clarkson, which claimed sole possession of the No. 3 spot with a 14% surge to a three-week high 0.8.

Syndication’s two highest courts gaveled in with gains as Judge Judy jumped 2% to a 4.4 and Hot Bench boasted an 8% advance to a 1.3.

In access time period news, Family Feud inched up 2% to a 5.2 and edged ahead of Jeopardy’s flat 5.1 for game show superiority.

Meanwhile magazine shows were led by Inside Edition, which was up 5% to a 2.1, and Entertainment Tonight, which strengthened 6% to a 1.9.

The top talk shows for the week among women 25-54 were:


  • Live with Kelly and Ryan (0.6, +20% from the week before)
  • Dr. Phil (0.5, +25%)
  • Steve Wilkos (0.3, +50%), tied with Rachael Ray (0.3, unchanged) and Maury (0.3, 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.


Dr. Phil (CMV) 1.5 +7%

Live with Kelly and Ryan (Disney-ABC) 1.5 +7%

The Kelly Clarkson Show (NBCU) 0.8 +14%

Rachael Ray (CMV) 0.7 NC

Maury (NBCU) 0.7 NC

Tamron Hall (Disney-ABC) 0.6 NC

Ellen DeGeneres (WBDTD) 0.6 NC

Steve Wilkos (NBCU) 0.6 NC

Wendy Williams (Debmar-Mercury) 0.5 NC

Drew Barrymore (CMV) 0.4 NC

The Good Dish (Sony) 0.3 NC

Nick Cannon (CMV) 0.3 NC

Jerry Springer (NBCU) 0.3 NC

The Real (WBDTD) 0.2 NC

The Doctors (CMV) 0.2 NC


Judge Judy (CMV) 4.4 +2%

Hot Bench(CMV) 1.3 +8%

People’s Court (WBDTD) 0.7 NC

Judge Mathis (WBDTD) 0.5 NC

Judge Jerry (NBCU) 0.4 NC

Divorce Court (Fox First Run) 0.4 NC

Relative Justice (EW Media Group) 0.4 +33%


Family Feud (Debmar-Mercury/FMNA) 5.2 +2%

Jeopardy (CMV) 5.1 NC

Wheel of Fortune (CMV) 4.5 NC

You Bet Your Life (Fox First Run) 0.7 NC

25 Words or Less (Fox First Run) 0.7 NC

Funny You Should Ask(Entertainment Studios) 0.4 NC


Inside Edition (CMV) 2.1 +5%

Entertainment Tonight (CMV) 1.9 +6%

Access Hollywood (NBCU) 0.7 NC

TMZ (Fox First Run) 0.6 -14%

Extra (WBDTD) 0.5 -17%

Daily Mail TV (CMV) 0.5 NC

Dish Nation (Fox First Run) 0.2 NC


Big Bang Theory (WBDTD) 1.7** -11%

Last Man Standing (Disney-ABC) 1.1 +10%

Young Sheldon (WBDTD) 0.7 -13%

Modern Family (Disney-ABC) 0.7 NC

Two and a Half Men (WBDTD) 0.7 NC

The Goldbergs(Sony) 0.7 NC

Family Guy (Disney-ABC) 0.7 +17%

Seinfeld (Sony) 0.6 NC

Black-ish (Disney-ABC) 0.5 NC

Mom (WBDTD) 0.5 NC


Dateline Weekly (NBCU) 3.6 -10%

Law & Order: SVU (NBCU) 1.3 +8%

Chicago Fire (NBCU) 1.1 -15%

Chicago P.D. (NBCU) 1.0 +25%

Monk (NBCU) 0.9 -10%

American Ninja Warrior (NBCU) 0.8 +100%

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mrschimpf says:

August 2, 2022 at 8:50 pm

Jeopardy! is done with their season so this is always expected (plus FF just airs at more times and you never know what the new episode actually is unless you search it out in the listings).