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Wheel of Fortune was the top regular weekday syndicated program in Household ratings and total viewers for the week ending January 4, 2015

Live With Kelly & Michael was the top-rated talk show for the second week in a row.

Rank Program Dist. Days HH Rating Viewers (000)
1 ESPN NFL WILDCARD ESP …..S. 12.8 22199
2 WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ……S 8.0 11541
3 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 6.4 10530
4 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 6.3 9098
5 JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 6.2 10006
6 LAW & ORDER:CI-WKL (AT) NBU ……S 5.8 7908
7 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 5.7 8668
8 BIG BANG-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 5.5 8784
9 BIG BANG WKND (AT) WB …..SS 4.6 7457
10 MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 3.8 5955
11 MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……S 3.7 5923
12 FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……S 3.2 4628
13 LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL DAD MTW.F.. 3.1 4336
14 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD MTWTF.. 3.1 4522
15 LAW & ORDER:SVU-WKL (AT) NBU ……S 3.1 4465
16 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 2.8 4333
17 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.8 4098
18 WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ……S 2.7 4336
19 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.4 3442
20 HOW I MET-MTHR-WK-SYN(AT) 2/T ……S 2.4 3636
21 FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 2.3 3699
22 HOW I MET-MTHR-MF-SYN(AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 2.3 3233
23 ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW WB MTW.F.. 2.3 3332
24 MIKE AND MOLLY (AT) WB MTWTF.. 2.3 3535
25 SEINFELD-WKND (AT) SPT ……S 2.3 3474


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.

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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