‘Family Feud’ Tops The Syndie Charts Again

The game show’s 5.2 in the week ending Aug. 28 is a full point ahead of second-place occupants Jeopardy and Judge Judy.

Family Feud once again had the right answer, outplaying the game shows and all of syndication for a fourth week in a row and the fifth time in six weeks in the session ending Aug. 28. Feud picked up 2% to a 5.2 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating, while Jeopardy was a full point behind at a 4.2, followed by Wheel of Fortune at a flat 4.1.

The talk show race remained tight at the top with Dr. Phil erupting 8% to a three-week high 1.4 to tie Live with Kelly and Ryan for first place in the category. Both shows were almost entirely — or completely — in repeats.

In third place, encores of the soon-to-end Ellen DeGeneres continued to grow in popularity, strengthening 17% to a 0.7.

Courtroom programs remained under the jurisdiction of Judge Judy whose 4.2 rating was greater than that of the other six combined and tied Jeopardy as the second-highest strip in all of syndication.

Divorce Court with new host Star Jones began its season, ticking up 25% to a fourth place 0.5.

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 (0.4, unchanged)
  • Kelly Clarkson (0.3, unchanged), tied with Steve Wilkos (0.3, unchanged), Maury (0.3, unchanged) and Rachael Ray (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) 1.4 +8%

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

Ellen DeGeneres (WBDTD) 0.7 +17%

The Kelly Clarkson Show (NBCU) 0.7 NC

Maury (NBCU) 0.6 NC

Rachael Ray (CMV) 0.6 NC

Steve Wilkos (NBCU) 0.6 NC

Tamron Hall (Disney-ABC) 0.6 NC

Wendy Williams (Debmar-Mercury) 0.5 NC

Drew Barrymore (CMV) 0.4 -20%

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) 4.2 -7%

Hot Bench(CMV) 1.2 NC

People’s Court (WBDTD) 0.6 NC

Judge Mathis (WBDTD) 0.5 NC

Divorce Court (Fox First Run) 0.5 +25%

Judge Jerry (NBCU) 0.4 NC

Relative Justice (EW Media Group) 0.3 NC


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

Jeopardy (CMV) 4.2 +2%

Wheel of Fortune (CMV) 4.1 NC

You Bet Your Life (Fox First Run) 0.8 NC

25 Words or Less (Fox First Run) 0.7 NC

Funny You Should Ask(Entertainment Studios) 0.4 NC


Inside Edition (CMV) 2.0 NC

Entertainment Tonight (CMV) 1.8 -5%

TMZ (Fox First Run) 0.7 NC

Access Hollywood (NBCU) 0.6** -14%

Extra (WBDTD) 0.6 NC

Daily Mail TV (CMV) 0.5 NC

Dish Nation (Fox First Run) 0.2 NC


Big Bang Theory (WBDTD) 2.0 +11%

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

Young Sheldon (WBDTD) 0.7 NC

Modern Family (Disney-ABC) 0.7 NC

Two and a Half Men (WBDTD) 0.7 NC

The Goldbergs(Sony) 0.7 +17%

Family Guy (Disney-ABC) 0.7 NC

Seinfeld (Sony) 0.6 +20%

Mike and Molly (WBDTD) 0.4 NC

Black-ish (Disney-ABC) 0.4 NC

Mom (WBDTD) 0.4 NC

Schitt’s Creek (CMV) 0.4 +33%


Dateline Weekly (NBCU) 3.9 +3%

NCIS: New Orleans (CMV)

Chicago Fire (NBCU) 1.3 +8%

Law & Order: SVU (NBCU) 1.2 +20%

Chicago P.D. (NBCU) 1.0 NA

Monk (NBCU) 0.8** -11%

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interestedparty5 says:

September 7, 2022 at 4:18 pm

WOW! 20 Plus Year Executive in the TV business and I see ratings like these – Sad, it’s embarrassing. Understand streaming BUT – OMG ; DEVASTATING TIME IN BROADCASTING and the SYNDICATION INDUSTRY.