Syndicated TV Ratings: ‘Judge Judy’ Number 1 in Households, ‘Wheel of Fortune’ Rules With Total Viewers, ‘Dr. Phil’ Top Talker for Week Ending September 22, 2013

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Judge Judy was the top regular syndicated program in Household ratings, but Wheel of Fortune got the edge with total viewers for the week ending September 22, 2013.

Dr Phil was again the top-rated talk show.  Live with Kelly & Michael  was  againsecond.

We’ve entered the wacky time of year when Nielsen counts the local broadcast of the Monday Night Football games as syndicated shows and while it is syndicated to the local markets of the teams playing, Nielsen also includes the numbers from ESPN so MNF will always put them at the top of the list, pay no attention to them.

Rank Program Dist Days HH Rating Viewers (000)
1 ESPN NFL REGULAR SEASON ESP M…… 9.5 15073
2 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 7.1 9668
3 2013 REG SEASON GAMES NFL …T… 7.0 11117
4 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 6.4 9967
5 BIG BANG-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 6.1 9628
6 JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 5.8 8848
7 WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ……S 4.9 6900
8 2013 NFL REG SSN POSTGUN NFL …T… 4.8 7384
9 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 4.6 6665
10 BIG BANG WKND (AT) WB …..SS 4.2 6583
11 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 3.9 5841
12 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.3 4806
13 FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……S 3.3 5207
14 2013 NFL REG SSN PREKICK NFL …T… 3.1 4810
15 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.0 3854
16 FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 3.0 4599
17 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.8 3969
18 LAW & ORDER: SVU-SYN (AT) NBU ……S 2.8 4070
19 LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL DAD MTWTF.. 2.7 3669
20 HOUSE-SYN (AT) NBU ……S 2.7 3925
21 LAW & ORDER-SYN (AT) NBU ……S 2.6 3630
22 ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW WB MTWTF.. 2.5 3376
23 HOW I MET-MTHR-MF-SYN(AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 2.3 3233
24 LAW & ORDER:CI-MF-SYN(AT) NBU MTWTF.. 2.3 3020
25 MILLIONAIRE (AT) DAD MTWTF.. 2.2 3061


Why Aren’t The Simpsons on This List?!

While The Simpsons repeats are available nationally its ratings are not counted in the weekly syndicated ratings because The Simpsons does not sell any national advertising in syndication.

Please note that the syndicated weekly results are delayed versus normal reporting.  While we get the broadcast and cable ratings for the prior Monday-Sunday period every Tuesday, there is an extra week of lag time with the syndicated ratings and these numbers are not for last week, but for the week before last.


For syndicated shows which air on multiple days, the viewership shown is the average of all telecasts.

BUENA VISTA items are syndicated packages of old Disney movies.

DAD = Disney ABC Domestic Television, SPT= Sony Pictures Television, 2/T=Twentieth Television, ESP = ESPN, CTD = CBS Television Distribution.

AT = Additional Time/Telecasts, more than the typical number of episodes or time periods/week

Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

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