Image (1) wheel-of-fortune.jpg for post 484517

“Wheel of Fortune” stayed atop the syndication rankings in viewers for the week of Oct. 12-18, with 9.95 million people tuning in each day. “Jeopardy” and “Judge Judy” swapped the second and third spots.

“The Big Bang Theory” (2.4) was the top syndicated show among adults 18-49. “Dr. Phil” was the most-watched syndicated talk show, averaging 4.02 million viewers, but “Live with Kelly and Michael” and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” tied it in adults 18-49 (0.7).

Top 25 syndicated shows in viewers for Oct. 12-18, 2015

Rank Show Dist Days Viewers (000s) 18-49 Rating (Rank)
1 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 9954 1.2 (12)
2 JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 9667 1.3 (10)
3 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 9595 1.6 (5)
4 WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ……S 9277 1.4 (9)
5 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 8825 1.8 (2)
6 BIG BANG-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 8279 2.4 (1)
7 LAW & ORDER:SVU-WKL (AT) NBU ……S 6225 1.8 (2)
8 BIG BANG WKND (AT) WB …..SS 4774 1.3 (10)
9 MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 4758 1.8 (2)
10 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD MTWTF.. 4246 0.7 (20)
11 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 4172 0.7 (20)
12 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 4015 0.7 (20)
13 CLOSER (AT) WB ……S 3756 0.5 (40)
14 LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL DAD MTWTF.. 3651 0.7 (20)
15 FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……S 3624 1.5 (6)
16 MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……S 3582 1.5 (6)
17 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 3529 1.1 (13)
18 FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 3268 1.5 (6)
19 ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW WB MTWTF.. 3180 0.7 (20)
20 HOT BENCH (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3069 0.5 (40)
21 FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT) 2/T ……S 2961 0.6 (32)
22 BLUE BLOODS (AT) CTD ……S 2862 0.6 (32)
23 2 BROKE GIRLS-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 2754 1.0 (14)
24 ES COURT COMBO CFE MTWTF.. 2688 0.5 (40)
25 MIKE AND MOLLY (AT) WB MTWTF.. 2618 0.7 (20)

What about “The Simpsons”? “Simpsons” repeats in syndication are not counted in the weekly ratings because they don’t include any national advertising.

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

For syndicated shows airing on multiple days, the viewership is the average of all telecasts.

Distributor key: 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.

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

blog comments powered by Disqus