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RATINGS: Wheel of Fortune Tops Syndicated Series; Dr. Phil Marks 15 Weeks as Lead Talker


Wheel of Fortune shows no signs of slowing down as the almost 40-year-old game show finishes 2014. The CBS Television Distribution (CTD) program topped the syndicated ratings race for the week of Dec. 8. Wheel hit a 7.2 in households. Judge Judy followed close behind with 7.1; while Jeopardy came in third in households with 6.9.

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CTD's Dr. Phil was tops among syndicated talk shows for the week in question. This marked Dr. Phil's 15th consecutive week as daytime's most-watched syndicated chatfest. Dr. Phil tied Live With Kellyand Michael and Ellen for first place among the key women 25-54 demo. Below is the full list of the Top 20 shows in syndication the week of Dec. 8.

1.) Wheel of Fortune (CBS Television Distribution): 7.2 rating

2.) Judge Judy (CTD): 7.1

3.) Jeopardy (CTD): 6.9

4.) Weekend Adventure (Disney/ABC-Litton): 6.8

5.) Family Feud (Debmar Mercury): 6.3

6.) The Big Bang Theory (Warner Bros): 6.0

7.) The Big Bang Theory – Weekend (Warner Bros.): 4.7

8.) Law & Order: Criminal Intent – Weekend (NBCUniversal): 4.7

9.) Modern Family (Twentieth): 4.1,

10.) Law & Order: SVU (NBCU): 3.9

11.) Entertainment Tonight (CTD): 3.4

12.) Family Guy – Weekend (Twentieth): 3.4

13.) Dr. Phil (CTD): 3.2

14.) Live With Kelly & Michael (Disney-ABC) Two and a Half Men (Warner Bros.) and Inside Edition (CTD): 3.1 each

15.) Ellen DeGeneres (Warner Bros.): 3.0

16.) Modern Family – Weekend (Twentieth): 2.6

17.) Family Guy – Mon-Fri (Twentieth)

18.) How I Met Your Mother (Twentieth) and “Blue Bloods” (CTD): 2.5 each