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ESPN Monday Night Football Tops Syndicated Shows With 15.3 Million

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January 8th, 2009

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
3 JEOPARDY CTD  8,665
4 TWO-HALF MEN WB  6,964
4 JUDGE JUDY CTD  6,071
6 Family Guy-MF 2/T  5,970
7 OPRAH WINFREY SHOW CTD  5,468
8 WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD  5,176
9 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD  4,892
10 EVRY LVS RAYMOND CTD  4,793
11 CSI NEW YORK CTD  4,698
12 SEINFELD-WKND SPT  4,594
13 LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLY DAD  4,426
14 TWO-HALF MEN WKND A WB  4,205
15 GEORGE LOPEZ WB  4,110
16 DR. PHIL SHOW CTD  4,045
17 IMAGINATION VI DAD  3,981
18 TWO-HALF MEN WKND B WB  3,867
19 INSIDE EDITION CTD  3,840
20 FRIENDS WB  3,574

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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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