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ESPN Monday Night Football Edges Wheel to Top Syndicated With 12.2 Million

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December 4th, 2008

Syndicated TV Show Ratings for the Week of November 17-23, 2008


      HOUSEHOLD PERSONS 2+
RANK PROGRAMS ORIG Live+SD US AA% Live+SD AA(000)
         
1 ESPN NFL REGULAR SEASON ESP 7.8  12,166
2 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD 7.7  12,165
3 JEOPARDY CTD 6.1  9,508
5 TWO-HALF MEN WB 5.5  8,740
4 OPRAH WINFREY SHOW CTD 5.8  7,684
8 Family Guy-MF 2/T 4.3  6,713
6 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD 4.5  6,536
6 JUDGE JUDY CTD 4.5  6,461
9 CSI NEW YORK CTD 3.8  5,829
10 SEINFELD SPT 3.6  5,319
10 DR. PHIL SHOW CTD 3.6  4,905

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Only the top 11 Syndicated shows appeared in our data this week. I'm sure we'll be back to the top 20 next week.

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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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