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‘Jeopardy!’ Tops Week of January 11th in Syndication

Ken Jennings Is Off to a Positive Start as the First Guest Host

Outside of Alex Trebek’s final week, syndicated mainstay “Jeopardy!” rose to a season high with week one of Ken Jennings as guest host. The game show averaged 10.3 million viewers and it finished first overall in syndication for the week (with a 6.2 rating in households), according to Nielsen Media Research. Comparably, that beat No. 2 “Wheel of Fortune” by +0.4 rating points.

What follows are the Top 10 rated shows in households in syndication (first-run and off-network, strips and weeklies) for the week of January 11.

1) “Jeopardy!” (CBS Media Ventures – CMV): 6.2 rating
2) “Wheel of Fortune” (CMV): 5.8
3) “Family Feud” (CMV) and “Judge Judy” (CMV): 5.4 each
5) Weekend Adventure (Disney/ABC-Litton): 3.7
6) “Dateline” – Weekly (NBCUniversal): 3.2
7) “The Big Bang Theory” (Warner Bros.): 2.6
8) “Inside Edition” (CMV): 2.4
9) “Entertainment Tonight” (CMV): 2.2
10″ “Wheel of Fortune” – Weekend (CMV): 2.0

Source: Nielsen Media Research