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TV Ratings - Syndicated Top 25: Friday Night Smackdown! ratings are back

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October 14th, 2009

Friday-Night-Smackdown

Below is the table of top syndicated shows for the week ending October 4, 2009.

Please note that the syndicated weekly results are delayed versus normal reporting.  While we get the broadcast and cable ratings for the prior Monday-Sunday period every Tuesday, there is an extra week of lag time with the syndicated ratings and these numbers are not for last week, but for the week before last.  So while Friday Night Smackdown! is now counted as a syndicated show and we are seeing the numbers again, they are delayed.  The numbers below are for Friday October 2, not October 9.

Top 25 Syndicated Shows for the week ending October 4, 2009:

Rank Program Network Day Duration HH Rating Viewers (000)
1 ESPN NFL REGULAR SEASON ESP M...... 180 10.4 16,554
2 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 30 6.6 10,312
3 JEOPARDY CTD MTWTF.. 30 5.4 8,202
4 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 30 4.7 7,321
5 OPRAH WINFREY SHOW CTD MTWTF.. 60 5.0 6,563
6 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 30 4.3 6,141
7 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 30 4.1 5,798
8 Family Guy-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 30 3.4 5,087
9 CSI NEW YORK-SYN(AT) CTD ......S 60 3.4 4,887
10 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 30 3.0 4,290
11 CENTURY PREMIERE 2/T ......S 120 2.8 4,230
12 OFFICE-SYN (AT) NBU MTWTF.. 30 2.8 4,187
13 SEINFELD (AT) SPT MTWTF.. 30 2.5 3,868
14 WWE FRI NITE Smackdown 2/T ....F.. 120 2.2 3,768
15 SEINFELD-WKND (AT) SPT ......S 30 2.4 3,603
16 CSI MIAMI-SYN (AT) CTD ......S 60 2.4 3,526
17 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 60 2.6 3,434
18 TWO-HALF MEN WKND B (AT) WB ......S 30 2.3 3,411
19 DR. OZ SHOW (AT) SPT MTWTF.. 60 2.5 3,291
20 GEORGE LOPEZ (AT) WB MTWTF.. 30 2.3 3,223
21 KING OF THE HILL-SYN(AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 30 2.2 3,211
22 HOUSE-SYN (AT) NBU ......S 60 2.3 3,200
23 LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLY DAD MTWTF.. 60 2.4 3,129
24 MILLIONAIRE (AT) DAD MTWTF.. 30 2.3 3,121
25 BONES-SYN (AT) 2/T ......S 60 2.1 3,108

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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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