ESPN Monday Night Football Tops Syndicated Shows With 15.3 Million
Syndicated TV Show Ratings for the Week of December 22-28, 2008
|RANK||PROGRAMS||ORIG||Persons Live+SD (000)|
|1||ESPN NFL REGULAR SEASON||ESP||15,257|
|2||WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||10,686|
|7||OPRAH WINFREY SHOW||CTD||5,468|
|8||WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND||CTD||5,176|
|10||EVRY LVS RAYMOND||CTD||4,793|
|11||CSI NEW YORK||CTD||4,698|
|13||LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLY||DAD||4,426|
|14||TWO-HALF MEN WKND A||WB||4,205|
|16||DR. PHIL SHOW||CTD||4,045|
|18||TWO-HALF MEN WKND B||WB||3,867|
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.