Review based on a national syndicated rating report for the week ending January 23, 2022.
Jeopardy (6.6 live plus same day national Nielsen rating, up 2% from the week before) held its lead over the game shows and all of syndication in the session ending January 23 as powerhouse player Amy Schneider rolled into the record books with the second most consecutive wins in the long-running quizzer’s history.
Elsewhere in access, most magazines were penalized by preemptions for the NFL playoffs and breaking news. However, Extra (new season high 0.7, up 17%) bucked the downtrend and was the only show in the top five to hold all of its year-ago ratings.
Dr. Phil (1.8, down 10%) led the talkers for a third straight week.
The sole gainers in talk’s top ten were Ellen DeGeneres (1.1, up 10%), which equaled its highest rating of the season while drawing a daily crowd of 1,597,000 viewers and Wendy Williams (0.8, up 14%), which was guest-hosted by Kym Whitley and Finesse Mitchell.
Compared to last year at this time, sophomore Drew Barrymore (season high 0.6, up 20% from last year at this time) scored the biggest year over year improvement of any show in original production.
The Good Dish (series premiere 0.4) appeared on the syndication menu for the first time, serving up ratings 33% below those earned by Dr. Oz the week before. Dish was the replacement show for Oz in most markets.