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ESPN Monday Night Football Tops Syndicated With 20.3 Million

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October 1st, 2008

Syndicated TV Show Ratings for the Week of September 15-21, 2008


RANK PROGRAMS ORIG Persons Live+SD (000)
1 ESPN NFL REGULAR SEASON ESP  20,332
2 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD  9,857
3 JEOPARDY CTD  8,397
4 TWO-HALF MEN WB  7,133
4 JUDGE JUDY CTD  6,154
6 OPRAH WINFREY SHOW CTD  6,058
7 Family Guy-MF 2/T  6,029
8 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD  5,109
9 SEINFELD SPT  4,973
10 GEORGE LOPEZ WB  4,427
11 DR. PHIL SHOW CTD  4,296
12 LAW & ORDER:SVU NBU  4,212
13 EVRY LVS RAYMOND CTD  4,053
14 CSI NEW YORK CTD  3,998
15 KING OF QUEENS-WKND SPT  3,844
16 KING OF QUEENS SPT  3,819
17 FRIENDS WB  3,622
18 INSIDE EDITION CTD  3,618
19 MILLIONAIRE DAD  3,472
20 JUDGE JOE BROWN CTD  3,324

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For syndicated shows which air on multiple days, the viewership shown is the average of all telecasts.

 

Although ESPN does “syndicate” Monday Night Football back to the local markets of the teams playing in the game so it can be viewed by those in the local markets without cable or satellite, the viewer number indicated seems to be for total viewers of Monday Night Football including those who watched on ESPN. We’re not exactly sure why Nielsen reports it this way, but since they are, we are too.

DAD = Disney ABC Domestic Television, SPT= Sony Pictures Television, 2/T=Twentieth Television, ESP = ESPN, CTD = CBS Television Distribution.

Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2008 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

 
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