Syndicated TV Ratings: ‘Judge Judy’ Number 1 in Households, ‘Wheel of Fortune’ Leads Total Viewers & ‘Dr. Phil’ Top Talker for Week Ending September 29, 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 29, 2013.

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

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…… 9.4 14775
2 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 6.9 9335
3 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 6.6 10428
4 MADE IN HOLLYWOOD(S)-09/29/2013 CEC ……S 6.6 8910
5 JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 6.0 9207
6 BIG BANG-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 5.9 9074
7 2013 REG SEASON GAMES NFL …T… 5.3 8250
8 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 4.5 6538
9 BIG BANG WKND (AT) WB …..SS 4.5 7279
10 WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ……S 4.3 6134
11 MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 4.1 6084
12 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.7 5271
13 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 3.4 5066
14 LAW & ORDER: SVU-SYN (AT) NBU ……S 3.4 4842
15 FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……S 3.1 4477
16 2013 NFL REG SSN POSTGUN NFL …T… 3.0 4566
17 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.8 3725
18 FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 2.8 4265
19 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.8 3872
20 MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……S 2.8 4254
21 LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL DAD MTWTF.. 2.7 3456
22 ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW WB MTWTF.. 2.6 3476
23 ACCESS HOLLYWD LV-WKD NBU ……S 2.5 3324
24 HOUSE-SYN (AT) NBU ……S 2.4 3114
25 LAW&ORDER:SVU-MF-SYN(AT) NBU MTWTF.. 2.2 2872


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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