For the week ending October 25, most syndicated show were down from the previous week due to competition from Major League Baseball League Championship Series, and also a drop off in the number of average people watching TV. Below is the table of top syndicated shows for the week ending October 25, 2009. For context and additional numbers, check out Broadcasting & Cable's write-up on the week.
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! is now counted as a syndicated show and we are seeing the numbers again, they are delayed. The numbers below are for Friday October 23, not October 30.
Top 25 Syndicated Shows for the week ending October 25, 2009:
|Rank||Program||Network||Day||Duration||HH Rating||Viewers (000)|
|1||ESPN NFL REGULAR SEASON||ESP||M......||196||8.7||14,145|
|2||WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||MTWTF..||30||7.1||11,064|
|4||OPRAH WINFREY SHOW||CTD||MTWTF..||60||5.1||6,805|
|6||JUDGE JUDY (AT)||CTD||.TWTF..||30||4.1||5,929|
|8||FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||30||3.0||4,587|
|9||INSIDE EDITION (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||30||3.1||4,446|
|11||LAW & ORDER:CI-WKL (AT)||NBU||......S||60||2.8||4,050|
|12||GEORGE LOPEZ (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||30||2.6||3,772|
|13||DR. PHIL SHOW (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||60||2.8||3,745|
|14||TWO-HALF MEN WKND B (AT)||WB||......S||30||2.5||3,737|
|15||DR. OZ SHOW (AT)||SPT||MTWTF..||60||2.6||3,604|
|16||EVRY LVS RAYMOND-SYN(AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||30||2.4||3,582|
|17||WWE FRI NITE||2/T||....F..||120||2.0||3,489|
|22||TWO-HALF MEN WKND A (AT)||WB||......S||30||2.1||3,197|
|23||LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLY||DAD||MTWTF..||60||2.5||3,183|
|25||KING OF THE HILL-SYN(AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||30||2.1||3,046|
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.