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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 December 1, 2013

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December 11th, 2013

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Judge Judy was the top regular weekday syndicated program in Household ratings, while Wheel of Fortune again won with total viewers for the week ending December 1, 2013.

Dr Phil was top rated talk show for the 15th consecutive week .

Rank Program Dist Days HH Rating Viewers (000)
1 ESPN NFL REGULAR SEASON ESP M...... 8.6 13854
2 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTW.... 7.6 10460
3 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTW.F.. 7.3 11736
4 WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ......S 6.5 9063
5 JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MTW.F.. 6.1 9605
6 BIG BANG-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 5.4 8816
7 BIG BANG WKND (AT) WB .....SS 4.6 7494
8 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 4.4 6614
9 Modern Family-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 4.4 6816
10 LAW & ORDER:SVU-WKL (AT) NBU ......S 3.9 5641
11 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT(AT) CTD MTW.F.. 3.7 5359
12 Modern Family-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ......S 3.7 5898
13 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 3.5 5261
14 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTW.... 3.4 4566
15 Family Guy-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ......S 3.4 5039
16 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTW.... 3.2 4719
17 LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL DAD MTW.... 3.1 4199
18 LAW & ORDER:CI-WKL (AT) NBU ......S 3.1 4630
19 ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW WB MTW.... 3.0 4137
20 Family Guy-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 2.8 4370
21 LAW&ORDER:SVU-MF-SYN(AT) NBU MTWTF.. 2.5 3449
22 Castle (AT) DAD ......S 2.4 3466
23 Criminal Minds-SYN (AT) CTD ......S 2.4 3516
24 MILLIONAIRE (AT) DAD MTW.... 2.2 3082
25 CSI MIAMI-SYN (AT) CTD ......S 2.2 3165

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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.

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.

 
  • Ron

    Amazing how much BBT has fallen this year. I guess it has finally reached its saturation point.

  • Mike

    Evidently Law & Order has too. It has been in the top 25 syndicated for a long time and now is out.

    Or that just may be that TNT plays with it’s scheduling of it so much on the weekends now. Several times I have sat down to watch and something will be on in it’s place. So I just got out of the habit of watching.

  • WillTruman

    Law & Order: Criminal Intent replaced Law and Order.

    Law and Order (OFF-NET WEEKLY HOURS)
    26.08 – 2,7
    02.09 – 2,5
    09.09 – 2,8
    16.09 – 2,6
    23.09 – N.A.

    Law & Order: Criminal Intent (OFF-NET WEEKLY HOURS)(aired daily until 16.09)

    23.09 – N.A.
    30.09 – 4,0
    07.10 – 2,7
    14.10 – 4,6

    Big Bang has been replaced in many top markets by Modern Family in highly viewed timeslots, which is hurting that show’s ratings so far this season.

  • THE OLD MAN

    Judge Judy knows how to handle that 18-49 Demo. ROCK ON!

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