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Judge Judy was the top regular weekday syndicated program in Household ratings for the 31st consecutive week, while Wheel of Fortune again topped total viewers for the week ending October 26, 2014.

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

 

Rank Program Dist. Days HH Rating Viewers (000)
1 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 6.9 9567
2 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 6.5 10322
3 JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 6.3 9701
4 WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ……S 6.3 8579
5 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 5.9 8461
6 BIG BANG-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 5.3 8119
7 LAW & ORDER:CI-WKL (AT) NBU ……S 4.3 5881
8 BIG BANG WKND (AT) WB …..SS 3.9 5920
9 LAW & ORDER:SVU-WKL (AT) NBU ……S 3.8 5800
10 MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 3.5 5362
11 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD MTWTF.. 3.2 4545
12 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.1 4214
13 LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL DAD MTWTF.. 2.9 3831
14 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 2.9 4296
15 FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……S 2.8 4117
16 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.8 4091
17 ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW WB MTWTF.. 2.6 3527
18 HOW I MET-MTHR-MF-SYN(AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 2.4 3421
19 MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……S 2.3 3343
20 BLUE BLOODS (AT) CTD ……S 2.3 3100
21 FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 2.2 3165
22 HOW I MET-MTHR-WK-SYN(AT) 2/T ……S 2.0 2800
23 WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ……S 2.0 2991
24 MIDDLE-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 2.0 2791
25 MIKE AND MOLLY (AT) WB MTWTF.. 2.0 2863


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.

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

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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