For the second straight week Jeopardy (4.9 live plus same day national Nielsen rating, down 2% from the week before) just nipped Family Feud (4.8, down 2%) for game show supremacy and the overall syndication lead in the Fourth of July holiday session ending July 10. Wheel of Fortune (new season low 4.2, down 2%) was next.
Live with Kelly and Ryan (three-week high 1.5, up 7%) was the only talker in the plus column, climbing into sole possession of first place in the hotly contested category. The show celebrated Independence Day with “Live’s 4th of July Party,” which featured a performance by The Goo Goo Dolls, celebrity guests, and festive holiday events with the iconic hosts.
Dr. Phil (1.3, down 7%) snared second despite being in reruns on all five days.
Year to year, most of syndication was lower. However, Drew Barrymore (0.5) bucked the downtrend and grew 25% from the same week in 2021. That was the biggest annual improvement of any talk strip in the top ten. Access Hollywood (0.7, steady) and Extra (0.6, steady) were the only magazines to hold 100% of their prior-year ratings. The Billy Bush-hosted Extra attracted a crowd of more than 800,000 viewers each day.