Syndicated TV Ratings: ‘Judge Judy’ & ‘Wheel of Fortune’ Tie for Number 1 in Households, ‘Wheel of Fortune’ Wins Total Viewers, ‘Dr. Phil’ Top Talker for Week Ending December 8, 2013
Judge Judy and Wheel of Fortune tied as the top regular weekday syndicated program in Household ratings, while Wheel of Fortune again won with total viewers for the week ending December 8, 2013.
Dr Phil was top rated talk show for the 17th consecutive week .
|Rank||Program||Dist.||Days||HH Rating||Viewers (000)|
|1||ESPN NFL REGULAR SEASON||ESP||M……||10.4||16865|
|2||JUDGE JUDY (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||7.2||9855|
|3||WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||MTWTF..||7.2||11402|
|6||BIG BANG-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||6.4||10153|
|7||MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||5.1||7865|
|8||BIG BANG WKND (AT)||WB||…..SS||5.1||7922|
|9||LAW & ORDER:CI-WKL (AT)||NBU||……S||5.1||7177|
|10||FAMILY FEUD (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||5.0||7329|
|11||MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……S||4.1||6467|
|12||TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||3.9||5774|
|14||LAW & ORDER:SVU-WKL (AT)||NBU||……S||3.9||5532|
|16||2013 REG SEASON GAMES||NFL||…T…||3.4||5255|
|17||FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……S||3.3||5088|
|18||DR. PHIL SHOW (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||3.1||4171|
|19||FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||3.0||4487|
|20||ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW||WB||MTWTF..||3.0||4183|
|21||INSIDE EDITION (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||3.0||4316|
|22||LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL||DAD||MTWTF..||2.9||3841|
|24||DR. OZ SHOW (AT)||SPT||MTWTF..||2.3||3067|
|25||HOW I MET-MTHR-MF-SYN(AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||2.2||3082|
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.
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
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