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Judge Judy was the top regular weekday syndicated program in Household ratings while Wheel of Fortune won with total viewers for the week ending August 21, 2015.

Dr. Phil was the top-rated talk show or the week and the entire season, marking its fourth straight years as the number one talk show.

Rank Program Dist Days HH Rating Viewers (000)
1 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 6.6 9300
2 WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ……S 6.3 9238
3 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 6.2 9202
4 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 5.9 9399
5 JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 5.7 8763
6 LAW & ORDER:CI-WKL (AT) NBU ……S 5.5 7628
7 BIG BANG-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 5.2 8068
8 BIG BANG WKND (AT) WB …..SS 3.8 5789
9 MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 3.3 4967
10 LAW & ORDER:SVU-WKL (AT) NBU ……S 3.2 4607
11 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.0 4280
12 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 2.9 4178
13 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD MTWTF.. 2.9 4139
14 ESPN NFL PRESEASON THU ESP …T… 2.8 4334
15 FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……S 2.8 3807
16 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.6 3529
17 WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ……S 2.6 4089
18 LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL DAD MTWTF.. 2.5 3409
19 FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 2.5 3626
20 MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……S 2.3 3569
21 BLUE BLOODS (AT) CTD ……S 2.3 3298
22 MIKE AND MOLLY (AT) WB MTWTF.. 2.2 3266
23 HOT BENCH (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.0 2691
24 ES COURT COMBO CFE MTWTF.. 2.0 2663
25 CASTLE (AT) DAD ……S 2.0 2679

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.-

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

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: ©2015 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

Posted by:Steve Baron

VP/Digital for TV station ownership group; Dad to young twins, runner, skier & spend a lot of times in airplanes.

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