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Wheel of Fortune and Judge Judy tied as the top regular weekday syndicated program in Household ratings while Wheel of Fortune was number one with total viewers for the week ending November 16, 2014.

Dr. Phil was the top-rated talk show for the eleventh week in a row.

Rank Program Dist Days HH Rating Viewers (000)
1 ESPN NFL REGULAR SEASON ESP M…… 7.6 11995
2 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 7.4 10529
3 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 7.4 12187
4 JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 7.0 11075
5 WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ……S 6.5 9183
6 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 6.4 9535
7 BIG BANG-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 6.1 9462
8 2014 REG SEASON GAMES NFL …T… 5.1 8352
9 LAW & ORDER:CI-WKL (AT) NBU ……S 4.7 6415
10 BIG BANG WKND (AT) WB …..SS 4.3 6993
11 MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 4.0 6089
12 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.5 4822
13 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD MTWTF.. 3.5 5056
14 LAW & ORDER:SVU-WKL (AT) NBU ……S 3.4 4800
15 LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL DAD MTWTF.. 3.1 4056
16 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 3.1 4659
17 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.1 4686
18 2014 NFL REG SSN POSTGUN NFL …T… 3.1 4773
19 ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW WB MTWTF.. 2.9 3997
20 MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……S 2.9 4232
21 FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……S 2.8 3885
22 BLUE BLOODS (AT) CTD ……S 2.6 3583
23 FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 2.5 3824
24 HOW I MET-MTHR-MF-SYN(AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 2.5 3525
25 MIKE AND MOLLY (AT) WB MTWTF.. 2.3 3370



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

NOTE: 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.

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

Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2014 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

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