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Wheel of Fortune was the top regular weekday syndicated program in Household ratings and with total viewers for the week ending December 7, 2014.

Dr. Phil was the top-rated talk show for the 14th week in a row.

Rank Program Dist. Days HH Rating Viewers (000)
1 ESPN NFL REGULAR SEASON ESP M…… 7.6 12163
2 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 7.1 11367
3 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 7.0 9559
4 JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 6.8 10476
5 2014 REG SEASON GAMES NFL …T… 6.7 11236
6 WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ……S 6.3 8838
7 BIG BANG-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 6.0 9436
8 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 5.9 8715
9 LAW & ORDER:CI-WKL (AT) NBU ……S 4.7 6310
10 BIG BANG WKND (AT) WB …..SS 4.6 7175
11 2014 NFL REG SSN POSTGUN NFL …T… 4.3 6930
12 MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 4.1 6318
13 LAW & ORDER:SVU-WKL (AT) NBU ……S 3.9 5733
14 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD MTWTF.. 3.5 5070
15 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.2 4327
16 2014 NFL REG SSN PREKICK NFL …T… 3.2 5389
17 LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL DAD MTWTF.. 3.1 4040
18 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 3.0 4509
19 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.0 4421
20 ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW WB MTWTF.. 2.9 3854
21 MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……S 2.9 4168
22 FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……S 2.7 3881
23 FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 2.5 3809
24 HOW I MET-MTHR-WK-SYN(AT) 2/T ……S 2.5 3799
25 HOW I MET-MTHR-MF-SYN(AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 2.3 3265

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: ©2014 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

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