‘Family Feud’ Gets Fired Up

In the week ending June 26, it grows 2% and snatches back first place among games and syndication overall with a 5.0.

Family Feud heated up 2% to a 5.0 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating as summer began in the session ending June 26, and took over the lead among game shows and all of syndication. Jeopardy, which had been in front for the prior two weeks, dipped 2% to a second-place 4.9.

In other game show news, Wheel of Fortune followed with a flat 4.3, You Bet Your Life lost 13% to a 0.7 and 25 Words or Less dropped 14% to a 0.6.

In daytime, programs on network affiliates had their ratings largely destroyed after running into tons of preemptions for the Jan. 6 Capitol riot hearings and breaking news from the Supreme Court.

Live with Kelly and Ryan, which was almost entirely in repeats, took over sole possession of the top talk show spot despite slipping 7% to a new season low 1.4.

Right behind were reruns of a heavily preempted Dr. Phil which fell 13% to a new season low 1.3.

The sole morning or afternoon strip above a 1.0 rating managing an upward move was breakout courtroom hit Hot Bench, which barreled ahead 8% to a 1.3. That was second only to law of the land Judge Judy, which gave back 7% to a daytime-best 4.1.


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

  • Live with Kelly and Ryan (0.5, unchanged from the week before)
  • Dr. Phil (0.4, -20%)
  • Rachael Ray (0.3, unchanged), tied with 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.


Live with Kelly and Ryan (Disney-ABC) 1.4** -7%

Dr. Phil (CMV) 1.3** -13%

Maury (NBCU) 0.7 NC

Rachael Ray (CMV) 0.7 NC

The Kelly Clarkson Show (NBCU) 0.7** -13%

Ellen DeGeneres (WBDTD) 0.6** -25%

Steve Wilkos (NBCU) 0.6 NC

Wendy Williams (Debmar-Mercury) 0.5** -17%

Tamron Hall (Disney-ABC) 0.5** -17%

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) 4.1 -7%

Hot Bench(CMV) 1.3 +8%

People’s Court (WBDTD) 0.8 +14%

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) 5.0 +2%

Jeopardy (CMV) 4.9 -2%

Wheel of Fortune (CMV) 4.3 NC

You Bet Your Life (Fox First Run) 0.7 -13%

25 Words or Less (Fox First Run) 0.6 -14%

Funny You Should Ask(Entertainment Studios) 0.4 NC


Inside Edition (CMV) 1.9 -5%

Entertainment Tonight (CMV) 1.8 -5%

TMZ (Fox First Run) 0.7 NC

Access Hollywood (NBCU) 0.7 NC

Extra (WBDTD) 0.6 NC

Daily Mail TV (CMV) 0.5 NC

Dish Nation (Fox First Run) 0.2 NC


Big Bang Theory (WBDTD) 1.9 +6%

Last Man Standing (Disney-ABC) 1.2 +9%

Young Sheldon (WBDTD) 0.8 NC

Modern Family (Disney-ABC) 0.7 NC

Two and a Half Men (WBDTD) 0.7 NC

Family Guy (Disney-ABC) 0.7 NC

The Goldbergs(Sony) 0.6** -14%

Seinfeld (Sony) 0.6 NC

Black-ish (Disney-ABC) 0.5 +25%

Mom (WBDTD) 0.5 NC


Dateline Weekly (NBCU) 3.7 -8%

Law & Order: SVU (NBCU) 1.4 +17%

Chicago P.D. (NBCU) 1.4 +75%

Chicago Fire (NBCU) 1.3 -7%

Monk (NBCU) 0.9 NC

Castle (Disney-ABC) 0.7 -13%

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