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ESPN Monday Night Football Tops Syndicated With 11.7 Million

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November 5th, 2008

Syndicated TV Show Ratings for the Week of October 20-26, 2008


RANK PROGRAMS ORIG Persons Live+SD (000)
1 ESPN NFL REGULAR SEASON ESP  11,690
2 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD  11,403
3 JEOPARDY CTD  9,368
4 TWO-HALF MEN WB  8,140
4 OPRAH WINFREY SHOW CTD  6,445
6 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD  6,226
7 JUDGE JUDY CTD  6,181
8 Family Guy-MF 2/T  6,014
9 SEINFELD SPT  5,061
10 CSI NEW YORK CTD  4,913
11 EVRY LVS RAYMOND CTD  4,571
12 DR. PHIL SHOW CTD  4,513
13 GEORGE LOPEZ WB  4,470
14 WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD  4,311
15 INSIDE EDITION CTD  4,229
16 LAW & ORDER:SVU NBU  3,951
17 SEINFELD-WKND SPT  3,911
18 KING OF QUEENS SPT  3,718
19 FRIENDS WB  3,635
20 MILLIONAIRE DAD  3,374

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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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