Below is the table of top syndicated shows for the week ending September 27, 2009. For more context as well as info on shows not in the top 25, check out Broadcasting & Cable's write-up.
Please note that the syndicated weekly results are delayed versus normal reporting. These numbers are not for last week, but for the week before last (9/21-9/27).
Top 25 Syndicated Shows for the week ending September 27, 2009:
|Rank||Program||Network||Day||Duration||HH Rating||Viewers (000)|
|1||ESPN NFL REGULAR SEASON||ESP||M......||186||9.6||15,021|
|2||WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||MTWTF..||30||6.5||10,190|
|4||TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||30||4.6||7,105|
|5||OPRAH WINFREY SHOW||CTD||MTWTF..||60||5.2||6,840|
|7||JUDGE JUDY (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||30||4.2||6,025|
|9||FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||30||3.2||4,821|
|10||WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND||CTD||......S||30||2.9||4,421|
|11||INSIDE EDITION (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||30||3.1||4,411|
|15||DR. PHIL SHOW (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||60||2.8||3,669|
|16||KING OF QUEENS-WKND (AT)||SPT||......S||30||2.2||3,381|
|17||GEORGE LOPEZ (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||30||2.3||3,267|
|18||KING OF QUEENS-SYN (AT)||SPT||MTWTF..||30||2.2||3,233|
|19||TWO-HALF MEN WKND B (AT)||WB||......S||30||2.2||3,180|
|22||KING OF THE HILL-SYN(AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||30||2.2||3,149|
|23||DR. OZ SHOW (AT)||SPT||MTWTF..||60||2.4||3,146|
|24||EVRY LVS RAYMOND-SYN(AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||30||2.2||3,052|
Please note that the #s for are the total number both for the ESPN airings and the local markets where the games are syndicated to one of the local affiliates (a rule to ensure the markets playing the game can watch them, even if they don't have ESPN). As a result will be at the top of the syndicated lists until football season is over. It's sort of bogus, but since I can't break the syndicated portion out, I'm just reporting it as Nielsen does, but you can figure most of the viewing is actually directly on ESPN.
For syndicated shows which air on multiple days, the viewership shown is the average of all telecasts.
BUENA VISTA items are syndicated packages of old Disney movies. For more information click here.
DAD = Disney ABC Domestic Television, SPT= Sony Pictures Television, 2/T=Twentieth Television, ESP = ESPN, CTD = CBS Television Distribution.
Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2009 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.