Syndicated Ratings: Oprah Down 5%, Weekday ET Down 8%, As Many Shows Hit Lows
Since Syndicated TV show ratings data lag our other numbers by a week, these numbers don’t reflect the double digit increases most magazines saw June 25, the day of Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett’s passing.
Here are some highlights for the week ending June 21, 2009 Syndicated TV show ratings from Broadcasting & Cable, see the whole article for more.
CTD’s Oprah led the talkers but skidded 5% down to 3.9. CTD’s Dr. Phil slipped 4% to 2.7. Disney/ABC’s Live With Regis and Kelly tumbled 8% to a new season-low 2.3. NBCU’s Maury sank 6% to 1.6. Warner Bros.’ Ellen Degeneres lost 6% to a new season-low 1.5. CTD’s Rachael Ray was down 7% to 1.4. NBCU’s Jerry Springer was flat at 1.1. NBCU’s Steve Wilkos was up 11% to 1.0. Warner Bros.’ Tyra Banks fell 18% to 0.9. Twentieth’s The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet dropped 13% to 0.7. NBCU’s Martha Stewart was unchanged at 0.6.
[E]xtensive coverage of Billy Joel’s divorce from his third wife Katie Lee sent ET weekend numbers up 20% to 1.8, tops among first run weekly hours. The weekday ET slipped 8% to 3.5 but still easily led the category. Inside Edition sank 11% to a new season-low 2.5. TMZ and Access Hollywood were each down 5% to 1.9 and 1.8, respectively. The Insider fell 6% to a new season-low 1.5. Extra lost 13% to a new season-low 1.4.
[Legend of the Seeker] (currently in reruns)
For the weekend, the first-run action hour Legend of the Seeker plunged 25% to a new series-low 0.9.
there’s lots more at Broadcasting & Cable.