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Wheel of Fortune ans Jeopardy were the top regular weekday syndicated program in Household ratings. Wheel of Fortune was number one with total viewers for the week ending December 28, 2014.

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…… 10.2 16965
2 WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ……S 7.5 11270
3 JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MTW.F.. 6.0 9585
4 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTW.F.. 6.0 9835
5 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 5.8 8833
6 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 5.6 8191
7 BIG BANG-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 5.1 8323
8 BIG BANG WKND (AT) WB …..SS 4.9 8085
9 LAW & ORDER:CI-WKL (AT) NBU ……S 3.7 5051
10 MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 3.6 5627
11 LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL DAD MTW.F.. 3.3 4540
12 MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……S 3.2 4928
13 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 3.0 4433
14 FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……S 2.9 4545
15 WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ……S 2.9 5072
16 LAW & ORDER:SVU-WKL (AT) NBU ……S 2.8 4189
17 FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 2.6 4040
18 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD MTWTF.. 2.5 3756
19 HOW I MET-MTHR-MF-SYN(AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 2.4 3513
20 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.4 3306
21 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.4 3736
22 BLUE BLOODS (AT) CTD ……S 2.4 3222
23 ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW WB MTW.F.. 2.3 3321
24 MIKE AND MOLLY (AT) WB MTWTF.. 2.1 3290
25 MAURY (AT) NBU MTW.F.. 2.0 2937


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.-

Why Aren’t The Simpsons on This List?!


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.

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.

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