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Syndicated TV Ratings: 'Judge Judy' Number 1 in Households, 'Wheel of Fortune' Wins Total Viewers, 'Dr. Phil' Top Talker for Week Ending October 20, 2013

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October 29th, 2013

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Judge Judy was the top regular weekday syndicated program in Household ratings for the eighth week straight, while Wheel of Fortune again won with total viewers for the week ending October 20, 2013.

Dr Phil was top rated talk show for the ninth consecutive week.

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...... 8.1 12535
2 WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ......S 6.9 9804
3 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 6.7 9198
4 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 6.6 10382
5 JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 5.8 9031
6 BIG BANG-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 5.6 8608
7 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 4.6 6590
8 LAW & ORDER:CI-WKL (AT) NBU ......S 4.6 6061
9 2013 REG SEASON GAMES NFL ...T... 4.2 6821
10 BIG BANG WKND (AT) WB .....SS 4.2 6842
11 Modern Family-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 3.9 5873
12 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.8 5357
13 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 3.7 5403
14 LAW & ORDER:SVU-WKL (AT) NBU ......S 3.5 4710
15 Modern Family-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ......S 3.3 4824
16 Family Guy-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ......S 3.2 4434
17 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.0 3970
18 HOUSE-SYN (AT) NBU ......S 3.0 4581
19 2013 NFL REG SSN POSTGUN NFL ...T... 2.9 4675
20 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.8 3999
21 LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL DAD MTWTF.. 2.7 3497
22 Family Guy-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 2.6 3836
23 ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW WB MTWTF.. 2.5 3373
24 Criminal Minds-SYN (AT) CTD ......S 2.4 3256
25 LAW&ORDER:SVU-MF-SYN(AT) NBU MTWTF.. 2.1 2770

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.

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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.

 
  • CarShark

    What was so good on Weekend Adventure?

  • HolliBee

    Weekend Adventeure is a 2.5 hour block of Jack Hannah, Born to Explore, Sea Reacue, Ocean mysteris and and a show about zoo vets. I am 49 and I enjoy watching. I am in Dallas Tx, not sure if everyone gets all the shows

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