Syndicated TV Ratings: ‘Judge Judy’ Number 1 in Households, ‘Wheel of Fortune’ Leads Total Viewers, ‘Dr. Phil’ Top Talker for Week Ending October 13, 2013



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Judge Judy was the top regular weekday syndicated program in Household ratings for the seventh week straight, while Wheel of Fortune again got the edge with total viewers for the week ending October 13, 2013.

Dr Phil was top rated talk show.

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. Weekend Adventure is a package of nature shows airing weekends on many ABC stations.

Rank Program Dist. Days HH Rating Viewers (000)
1 ESPN NFL REGULAR SEASON ESP M…… 7.9 12103
2 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 6.9 9429
3 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 6.4 9979
4 JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 5.9 8985
5 2013 REG SEASON GAMES NFL …T… 5.9 9416
6 WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ……S 5.9 8382
7 BIG BANG-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 5.3 8159
8 2013 NFL REG SSN POSTGUN NFL …T… 5.0 7934
9 MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 4.4 6541
10 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 4.3 6278
11 BIG BANG WKND (AT) WB …..SS 3.9 6019
12 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 3.6 5229
13 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.6 5038
14 FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……S 3.2 4711
15 LAW & ORDER:SVU-WKL (AT) NBU ……S 3.2 4565
16 HOUSE-SYN (AT) NBU ……S 3.0 4162
17 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.8 3677
18 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.8 3938
19 MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……S 2.8 4232
20 LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL DAD MTWTF.. 2.7 3613
21 LAW & ORDER:CI-WKL (AT) NBU ……S 2.7 3891
22 FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 2.5 3580
23 ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW WB MTWTF.. 2.4 3346
24 2013 NFL REG SSN PREKICK NFL …T… 2.3 3456
25 LAW&ORDER:SVU-MF-SYN(AT) NBU MTWTF.. 2.2 2876

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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