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TV Ratings - Syndicated Top 25: Oprah still biggest talker

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October 21st, 2009

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Below is the table of top syndicated shows for the week ending October 11, 2009.  For more context on the numbers, check out Broadcasting & Cable..

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 9, not October 16.

Top 25 Syndicated Shows for the week ending October 11, 2009:

Rank Program Network Day Duration HH rating Viewers (000)
1 ESPN NFL REGULAR SEASON ESP M...... 206 14.2 23,845
2 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 30 6.6 10,258
3 JEOPARDY CTD MTWTF.. 30 5.4 8,117
4 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 30 4.7 7,434
5 OPRAH WINFREY SHOW CTD MTWTF.. 60 5.1 6,780
6 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 30 4.3 6,042
7 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 30 4.1 5,791
8 FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 30 3.4 5,367
9 CSI NEW YORK-SYN(AT) CTD ......S 60 3.0 4,577
10 OFFICE-SYN (AT) NBU MTWTF.. 30 2.9 4,506
11 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 30 3.0 4,215
12 SEINFELD (AT) SPT MTWTF.. 30 2.6 3,836
13 TWO-HALF MEN WKND B (AT) WB ......S 30 2.4 3,668
14 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 60 2.7 3,639
15 DR. OZ SHOW (AT) SPT MTWTF.. 60 2.6 3,547
16 LAW & ORDER:CI-WKL (AT) NBU ......S 60 2.5 3,508
17 SEINFELD-WKND (AT) SPT ......S 30 2.3 3,498
18 CSI MIAMI-SYN (AT) CTD ......S 60 2.2 3,347
19 EVRY LVS RAYMOND-SYN(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 30 2.3 3,292
20 WWE FRI NITE Smackdown 2/T ....F.. 120 1.9 3,208
21 TWO-HALF MEN WKND A (AT) WB ......S 30 2.2 3,172
22 HOUSE-SYN (AT) NBU ......S 60 2.1 3,115
23 MILLIONAIRE (AT) DAD MTWTF.. 30 2.3 3,103
24 BONES-SYN (AT) 2/T ......S 60 2.1 3,100
25 LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLY DAD MTWTF.. 60 2.4 3,087

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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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