Review based on a national syndicated rating report for the week ending October 17, 2021.
Jeopardy (5.7 live plus same day national Nielsen rating, down 3% from the week before) weakened somewhat with the October 11th loss of contestant Matt Amodio after his amazing 38 game winning streak, but had enough momentum to hold on to first place among all syndicated shows in the session ending October 17. Family Feud (5.5, up 6%) was a close second.
Live with Kelly and Ryan (1.7, up 6%) jumped into a tie with Dr. Phil (1.7, down 6%) for the talk show lead. Kelly Clarkson (0.9, steady) remained at its season high, catching up to Ellen DeGeneres (0.9, down 10%) for third place among chat shows. In its final season, “Ellen” has enjoyed the most improved ratings of any talk show over the past six months.
Drew Barrymore (0.5, steady), the sole talker to premiere last season, attracted an average of more than 700,000 viewers each day and continued to outperform newcomer Nick Cannon (0.4, unchanged with 465,000 daily viewers).
Entertainment Tonight (2.1, up 5%) had the distinction of being the only magazine moving up.