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ESPN Monday Night Football Tops Syndicated With 12.8 Million

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October 15th, 2008

Syndicated TV Show Ratings for the Week of September 29-October 5, 2008


RANK PROGRAMS ORIG Persons Live+SD (000)
1 ESPN NFL REGULAR SEASON ESP  12,845
2 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD  9,975
3 JEOPARDY CTD  8,524
4 TWO-HALF MEN WB  7,227
4 OPRAH WINFREY SHOW CTD  6,531
6 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD  5,941
7 JUDGE JUDY CTD  5,606
8 Family Guy-MF 2/T  5,176
9 SEINFELD  SPT  4,632
10 CSI NEW YORK CTD  4,495
11 SEINFELD-WKND SPT  4,428
12 GEORGE LOPEZ WB  4,416
13 LAW & ORDER:SVU NBU  4,383
14 DR. PHIL SHOW  CTD  4,052
15 HOUSE NBU  3,923
16 EVRY LVS RAYMOND CTD  3,886
17 INSIDE EDITION CTD  3,804
18 KING OF QUEENS-WKND SPT  3,603
19 TWO-HALF MEN WKND B WB  3,551
20 KING OF QUEENS SPT  3,506

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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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