Weekly syndication ratings roundup

Strong Showing For Host-less 'Page Six TV'

The regular panel does just fine, delivering a double-digit increase in both ratings and demographics in the week ending May 6.
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Newcomer Page Six TV made news after having tried out new hosts for seven weeks when it went without any official host in the session ending May, 6 and allowed its regular talent to carry the show. The result was a double-digit increase in both ratings and demographics in the otherwise quiet frame that included the first full week of the May sweep.

The closely watched freshman matched its highest rating of the season with a 14% surge from the prior stanza to a 0.8 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating, and improved 25% among women 25-54 to a 0.5, tying fellow rookie Daily Mail TV in the key demo.

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Elsewhere, the top three talk shows were higher, while most others in the category were flat. Dr. Phil grew 3% to a 3.3, its best rating since the frame beginning April 2, and easily led the talkers for the 87th straight week.

Also on the move were Live with Kelly and Ryan and Ellen DeGeneres, which both rose 5% to a 2.2 and tied for second place.

Among magazines, TMZ and Access were the hottest, with gains of 17% and 9%, jumping to 1.4 and 1.2, respectively. Entertainment Tonight and Inside Edition were the genre leaders with a 2.9, despite easing 3% and 6%, respectively.

Judge Judy was the highest rated show in syndication by a widening margin, clocking a stellar 7.0 for the second week in a row. This marks the 11th consecutive that Judy has been No. 1 in syndication overall.

Brand Connections

The week’s top-rated daytime talk shows in the women 25-54 demo were:

  • Dr. Phil (1.3, unchanged from the week before)
  • Ellen DeGeneres (1.0, +11%)
  • Live with Kelly and Ryan (0.9, unchanged)
  • Maury (0.8, -11%), tied with Wendy Williams (0.8, 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 mean not applicable.

TALK SHOWS

1. Dr. Phil (CTD) 3.3 +3%

2. Ellen DeGeneres (WBDTD) 2.2 +5%

2. Live with Kelly and Ryan (Disney-ABC) 2.2 +5%

4. Maury (NBCU) 1.4 NC

5. Wendy Williams (Debmar-Mercury) 1.3 NC

6. Steve (NBCU) 1.2 NC

7. Rachael Ray (CTD) 1.1 NC

7. Jerry Springer (NBCU) 1.1 NC

7. Dr. Oz (Sony) 1.1 +10%

10. Steve Wilkos (NBCU) 1.0 NC

11. Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen (WBDTD) 0.9 NC

12. Harry (NBCU) 0.7 NC

12. The Real (WBDTD) 0.7 NC

12. The Doctors (CTD) 0.7 NC

FIRST-RUN ROOKIE SHOWS

1. Daily Mail TV (CTD) 1.0 NC

2. Page Six TV (20th Television) 0.8 +14%

3. Funny You Should Ask (Entertainment Studios) 0.5 +25%

4. Pickler & Ben (Disney-ABC) 0.3 NC

COURT SHOWS

1. Judge Judy (CTD) 7.0 NC

2. Hot Bench (CTD) 2.2 -4%

3. People’s Court (WBDTD) 1.4** -7%

4. Judge Mathis (WBDTD) 1.0 -9%

5. Divorce Court (Twentieth) 0.8 -11%

6. Judge Faith (Trifecta) 0.6 NC

GAME SHOWS

1. Family Feud (Debmar-Mercury/FMNA) 6.3 -3%

2. Jeopardy (CTD) 5.9 NC

3. Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 5.8 NC

4. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (Disney-ABC) 1.6 NC

INTERNET VIDEO

1. Right This Minute (Disney-ABC) 1.4 +8%

OFF-NET TRUE CRIME

1. Dateline M-F (NBCU) 1.1** -15%

MAGAZINE SHOWS

1. Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 2.9 -3%

1. Inside Edition (CTD) 2.9 -6%

3. TMZ (WBDTD) 1.4 +17%

4. Access (NBCU) 1.2 +9%

5. Extra (WBDTD) 1.1 NC

6. Celebrity Page (Trifecta) 0.2 NC

OFF-NET SITCOMS

1. Big Bang Theory (WBDTD) 4.5 NC

2. Modern Family (Twentieth) 2.1 +5%

3. Last Man Standing (Twentieth) 1.9 +12%

4. Two and a Half Men (WBDTD) 1.5 -6%

4. The Goldbergs (Sony) 1.5** -6%

4. Family Guy (Twentieth) 1.5 NC

7. Mike and Molly (WBDTD) 1.3** -7%

8. Two Broke Girls (WBDTD) 1.1 -8%

8. Seinfeld (Sony) 1.1 +10%

10. The Cleveland Show (Twentieth) 1.0 NC

OFF-NET WEEKLY HOURS

1. Dateline Weekly (NBCU) 3.3 -11%

2. Law & Order: SVU (NBCU) 3.0 -6%

3. Blue Bloods (CTD) 1,7 -11%

4. Law & Order: Criminal Intent (NBCU) 1.6 +7%

5. American Ninja Warrior (NBCU) 1.5 -6%

6. CSI Miami (CTD) 1.3 NC

6. Castle (Disney-ABC) 1.3 +8%

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Ratings

Overnights, adults 18-49 for May 23, 2018
  • 1.
    1.4/6
  • 2.
    1.3/6
  • 3.
    1.0/4
  • 4.
    0.6/3
  • 5.
    0.4/2
  • 6.
    0.2/1
Source: Nielsen

Reviews

  • Hank Stuever

    In 1977, DC Comics unveiled a superhero named Black Lightning, hoping to fill an obvious void with a token character who, inspired somewhat by the characters in blaxploitation cinema, exhibited a lot of street sense on the blighted side of Metropolis. Black Lightning, a wholehearted and energetic live-action revival of the character on CW. It is a fine example of what television might look like once we move past the more ceremonial aspects of diversity. This is a black show on a network filled with white superheroes, and it displays no insecurity or self-consciousness about that.

  • Alexis Soloski

    In Amazon's Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, the creator of Gilmore Girls introduces another brainy, mouthy heroine, this time in the male-dominated comedy world of the 1950s.

  • Hal Boedeker

    A reassuring example of older means getting better, Will & Grace struts back to NBC bolder, brassier and bawdier. Some like it tart, and this frisky frolic delivers. After eight seasons, the beloved sitcom felt faded at its fade-out in 2006. Eleven years later, the revival packs a joyous kick in the first three episodes. Here is an absolutely fabulous return with four irrepressible stars who are at their very best. Will & Grace is no gay dinosaur.

  • Matt Zoller Seitz

    Wonderstruck, overstuffed, corny and stirring, Star Trek: Discovery stands tall alongside the best-regarded incarnations of the Trek franchise even as it raids elements from all of them (including the recent J.J. Abrams film series, which Paramount says is set in an alternate timeline that has nothing to do with this one). Though handsomely produced, the show’s imagination seems to have been slightly reined in by commercial mandates — namely, reinvigorating Trek as a TV property and serving as a marquee title that would lure customers to CBS All Access, the network’s subscription-only service.

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