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Syndicated Ratings: Dr. Phil bests Dr. Oz, Oprah as big as both combined

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October 6th, 2009

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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
3 JEOPARDY CTD MTWTF.. 30 5.2 8,007
4 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 30 4.6 7,105
5 OPRAH WINFREY SHOW CTD MTWTF.. 60 5.2 6,840
6 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 30 4.3 6,238
7 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 30 4.2 6,025
8 CSI NEW YORK-SYN(AT) CTD ......S 60 3.2 4,876
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
12 SEINFELD-WKND (AT) SPT ......S 30 2.8 4,209
13 OFFICE-SYN (AT) NBU MTWTF.. 30 2.8 4,147
14 SEINFELD (AT) SPT MTWTF.. 30 2.6 3,732
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
20 MILLIONAIRE (AT) DAD MTWTF.. 30 2.3 3,168
21 CSI MIAMI-SYN (AT) CTD ......S 60 2.2 3,150
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
25 HOUSE-SYN (AT) NBU ......S 60 2.0 2,933

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Please note that the #s for Monday Night Football 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 Monday Night Football 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.

 
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