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Syndicated TV Ratings: 'Judge Judy' & 'Wheel of Fortune' Number 1 in Households, 'Wheel of Fortune' Wins Total Viewers, 'LIVE With Kelly & Michael' Top Talker for Week Ending December 29, 2013

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January 9th, 2014

 

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Judge Judy and Wheel of Fortune tied for top regular weekday syndicated program in Household ratings, while Wheel of Fortune again won with total viewers for the week ending December 29, 2013.

Live With Kelly & Michael was the top rated talk show.

Rank Program Dist Days HH Rating Viewers (000)
1 ESPN NFL REGULAR SEASON ESP M...... 8.5 14241
2 WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ......S 7.6 11255
3 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 6.1 8653
4 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MT.TF.. 6.1 9936
5 BIG BANG-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 5.7 9515
6 JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MT.TF.. 5.6 8876
7 BIG BANG WKND (AT) WB .....SS 5.6 8843
8 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 4.9 7508
9 Modern Family-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 4.5 7267
10 HOUSE-SYN (AT) NBU ......S 4.4 6000
11 LAW & ORDER:CI-WKL (AT) NBU ......S 4.2 5750
12 Modern Family-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ......S 4.1 6602
13 Family Guy-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ......S 3.3 5068
14 WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ......S 3.3 5395
15 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 3.2 4963
16 LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL DAD MT.TF.. 3.0 4212
17 Family Guy-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 2.9 4431
18 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.8 4203
19 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MT.TF.. 2.6 3845
20 ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW WB MT.TF.. 2.4 3523
21 LAW & ORDER:SVU-WKL (AT) NBU ......S 2.4 3340
22 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.3 3208
23 Castle (AT) DAD ......S 2.3 3091
24 HOW I MET-MTHR-MF-SYN(AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 2.2 3261
25 MAURY (AT) NBU MT.TF.. 2.2 3203

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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.

 
  • Mike

    Wow Dr. Phil got beat for 2 straight weeks as the #1 talker. How long has it been since that happened? It’s even down to the #3 talker this week.

  • ronnie_T

    Whither Queen Latifah?

  • THE OLD MAN

    Go CTD! Judge Judy is the bomb!

  • tv_viewer

    Dr. Phil is definitely slipping. I wouldn’t have thought that Michael Strahan would be a more popular talk show host than Jeff Probst.

  • Judy912

    Nice to see CASTLE on the list.

  • MorrisonT

    How long will Bethenny be on the air? Not for long I hope.

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