Weekly syndication ratings roundup

Dr. Phil and Steve Harvey Do Big Business

In the week ending Jan. 13, Dr. Phil regained the top spot among talkers while Steve Harvey climbed 14%. Other strong performers included Ellen, OMG Insider, Judge Judy, Wheel and Big Bang.
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Dr. Phil (CTD) surged back into the talk show lead in the first non-holiday week of the new year while Steve Harvey (NBCU) had his best week ever and the new OMG Insider (CTD) opened with improved ratings and demographics.

Talk Shows

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The session ending Jan. 13 was a big one for Phil, which clocked the largest week-to-week increase of any talk show in the top 10, soaring 23% to a 3.2 and opening up a sizeable gap on the other talkers. Syndication’s most popular doctor has now grown 39% in two weeks and has won the weekly talk race 14 times this season.

Ellen (WBDTD) was also flying high in the frame, jumping 17% to a second-place 2.7, and improving 13% from last year at this time. Live with Kelly and Michael (Disney-ABC) took a 4% breather after leading the category for three weeks in a row and finished a close third with a 2.6. Dr. Oz (Sony) was up 13% to a new season high 2.6, tying Live; and Maury (NBCU) advanced 5% to a 2.3.

Among the most recent talk entries, Katie (Disney-ABC), syndication’s No. 1 new show, scored its highest rating in two months, growing 5% to a 2.0. The recently renewed Harvey climbed 14% to a new series high 1.6; Jeff Probst (CTD) held steady at a 0.8, tying Ricki Lake (Twentieth), which added 14% to a 0.8; while Trisha (NBCU) rallied 25% to a 0.5.

Magazine Shows

Brand Connections

On the magazine front, the week marked the first appearance of OMG Insider, which was up 7% from what The Insider averaged in the prior week to a 1.5 in households and up 17% in the women 18-49 demo.

Leader Entertainment Tonight (CTD) also steamed ahead 6% from the previous frame to a 3.8 in what was a strong week for the genre. Inside Edition (CTD) picked up 10% to a 3.2; TMZ (WBDTD) rose 6% to a 1.9; Access Hollywood (NBCU) spurted 6% to a 1.8; Extra (WBDTD) matched its season high with a 7% spike to a 1.6, growing 23% in two weeks; while freshman Dish Nation (Twentieth) was flat at a 0.9.

Court Shows

Judge Judy (CTD), the court show gold standard, continued to trounce every other strip in daytime, leaping 11% from the week before to a 7.3. Judge Joe Brown (CTD) was also on the move, picking up 4% to a 2.5. People’s Court (WBDTD) sank 5% to a 1.9, while Judge Mathis (WBDTD) softened 6% to a 1.5.

Game Shows

Among the games, Wheel of Fortune (CTD) rolled to a new season high 7.6, up 10% from the week before. Jeopardy (CTD) answered with a 13% gain to a new season high 6.8; Family Feud (Debmar-Mercury) also hit a new season high, up 6% to a 5.4; while Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (Disney-ABC) and rookie Baggage (GSN) were unchanged at 2.4 an 1.2, respectively.

Off-Net Sitcoms

In off-net syndication, Big Bang Theory (WBDTD) heated up 3% to a 7.6, tying Wheel of Fortune at the top of the syndication chart. Two and a Half Men (WBDTD) added 4% to a 5.5; Family Guy (Twentieth) climbed 8% to a 3.9; while How I Met Your Mother (Twentieth) lost 6% to a 2.9.

Off-Net Weekly Hours

Among off-net weekly hours, Law & Order: SVU (NBCU) continued to hold the lead but slipped 10% to a 4.4. Law & Order (NBCU) and Criminal Minds (CTD) were flat week to week at 3.0 and 2.7, respectively. Meanwhile, House (NBCU) was assessed 11% lower at a 2.4, tying CSI: Miami (CTD), which also headed south, losing 8% to a 2.4.

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Ratings

Overnights, adults 18-49 for September 25, 2016
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    5.5/18
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    2.6/8
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    0.5/2
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    0.2/1
Source: Nielsen

Reviews

  • Rob Owen

    Easily fall’s best broadcast network comedy pilot, NBC’s The Good Place offers a clever high-concept premise that’s complemented with intelligent, sometimes absurdist humor. Created by Michael Schur, co-creator of NBC’s Parks and Recreation, The Good Place is a highly serialized series that’s essentially set in heaven and stars Kristen Bell and Ted Danson. NBC made five episodes of The Good Place available for review, and the show not only holds up, but also it improves, deepening characters that initially feel one-note and frequently leaving viewers guessing with cliffhanger endings to many of the episodes. The combination of snappy dialogue and winning but flawed characters makes The Good Place a great bet for fans of smart TV comedy.

  • Maureen Ryan

    Pitch has swagger, for good reason. It gets the big things right; the Fox drama about the first female baseball player in the Major Leagues is one of the year’s most assured and exciting debuts. But part of what impresses about the pilot is also the way it confidently strings together so many small but telling details. Ginny (Kylie Bunbury) is the first woman to be called up from the minors to the big leagues, and no show since Friday Night Lights has done a better job of portraying the internal and external pressures that weigh heavily on young athletes asked to do much more than merely succeed on the field. Pitch will likely do a good job of getting viewers to root for it. The hope is that the show won’t be an impressive, short-lived curiosity, but rather a long-term phenomenon.

  • Kevin Fallon

    In a fall TV season that’s already making a splash for championing diverse, distinctive voices in an array of projects that they created, wrote, and starred in, Better Things on FX stands out. The show is created by, written by, and starsPamela Adlon. She plays Sam Fox, the single mother of three daughters modeled after her own reality-show-ready experience raising three girls in Los Angeles following a divorce. Sam is also, like Adlon, a working actress — on shows both raunchy, a la Californication, and animated for children, like her role on Recess. It’s a refreshingly blunt take on single motherhood without sacrificing the warmth of parental love, portraying the dance between selfishness and selflessness that’s at the heart of being a parent — especially one weathering the hormonal fireworks of a household of four women at different ages.

  • David Wiegand

    The fall TV season doesn’t count as much as it used to — we already know that. But no matter how many retreads the broadcast networks throw at viewers in the next few months, this fall will be memorable because of the premiere of Atlanta on Tuesday, Sept. 6, on FX. The half-hour comedy created by and starring Donald Glover (Community), simply and brilliantly recalibrates our expectations of what a TV comedy is and how black lives are portrayed on the medium.

  • Louisa Ada Seltzer

    The second reboot of the 1980s John Candy movie Uncle Buck, bumped by ABC from midseason, has the same tired jokes you'll find on any second-rate sitcom. Too bad, because Mike Epps is appealing and ABC would be wise to keep him around for future shows, but there’s just not enough to this show to suggest it will last past summer. It also airs against NBC’s America’s Got Talent, summer’s No. 1 program on broadcast, which may make it even harder to find an audience.

  • Neil Genzlinger

    Bryan Cranston brings his Tony Award-winning interpretation of President Lyndon B. Johnson to television in an adaptation of the Robert Schenkkan play All the Way, and it’s still quite a sight to behold, just as it was on Broadway in 2014. Nothing beats witnessing this kind of larger-than-life portrayal onstage, of course. But the television version, presented by HBO, offers plenty of rewards, allowing Cranston to work the close-ups and liberating him from the confines of a theater set. Cranston’s performance is a gem — in his hands, this accidental president comes across as an amazing bundle of contradictions, someone who seems at once too vulgar for the job and just right for it.

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