Below is the table of top 25 syndicated shows for the week ending November 1, 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 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 30, not November 6.
Legend of the Seeker fans, the viewer numbers for the season two premiere over the weekend of Nov 7-8 will be available in next week's report. If I see any number's before then, I will post them.
Top 25 Syndicated Shows for the week ending November 1, 2009:
|Rank||Program||Network||Day||Duration||HH Rating||Viewers (000)|
|1||ESPN NFL REGULAR SEASON||ESP||M......||199||8.7||13,751|
|2||WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||MTWTF..||30||6.8||10,904|
|4||OPRAH WINFREY SHOW||CTD||MTWTF..||60||5.2||7,058|
|6||JUDGE JUDY (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||30||4.5||6,600|
|7||FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||30||3.3||5,096|
|8||CSI NEW YORK-SYN(AT)||CTD||......S||60||3.2||4,544|
|9||INSIDE EDITION (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||30||3.1||4,451|
|11||LAW & ORDER:CI-WKL (AT)||NBU||......S||60||3.0||4,210|
|12||DR. PHIL SHOW (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||60||3.0||4,087|
|13||GEORGE LOPEZ (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||30||2.6||3,856|
|15||DR. OZ SHOW (AT)||SPT||MTWTF..||60||2.7||3,717|
|17||EVRY LVS RAYMOND-SYN(AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||30||2.5||3,553|
|20||WWE FRI NITE SMACKDOWN||2/T||....F..||120||2.1||3,528|
|21||LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLY||DAD||MTWTF..||60||2.7||3,502|
|23||WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND||CTD||......S||14||2.1||3,267|
|24||ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW||WB||MTWTF..||60||2.3||3,226|
|25||JUDGE JOE BROWN (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||30||2.2||3,102|
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.