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Syndicated Ratings Top 25: Oprah still the number one talker by a wide margin

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November 10th, 2009

Oprah Winfrey

Below is the table of top 25 syndicated shows for the week ending November 1, 2009For  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
3 JEOPARDY CTD MTWTF.. 30 5.8 8,919
4 OPRAH WINFREY SHOW CTD MTWTF.. 60 5.2 7,058
5 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 30 4.6 6,730
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
10 OFFICE-SYN (AT) NBU MTWTF.. 30 2.9 4,254
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
14 SEINFELD (AT) SPT MTWTF.. 30 2.6 3,758
15 DR. OZ SHOW (AT) SPT MTWTF.. 60 2.7 3,717
16 SEINFELD-WKND (AT) SPT ......S 30 2.5 3,593
17 EVRY LVS RAYMOND-SYN(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 30 2.5 3,553
18 CENTURY 19 2/T ......S 120 2.4 3,542
19 MILLIONAIRE (AT) DAD MTWTF.. 30 2.5 3,531
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
22 REVOLUTION 1 2/T ......S 120 2.2 3,393
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

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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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