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Syndicated Ratings Top 25: Two and a Half Men, Judge Judy and Oprah

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November 18th, 2009

Oprah Winfrey

Below is the table of top 25 syndicated shows for the week ending November 8, 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 November 6, not November 13.

Legend of the Seeker fans, the show's season two premiere didn't make the top 25, below, but I did a separate post on those numbers (average audience of 2.58 million viewers).

Top 25 Syndicated Shows for the week ending November 8, 2009:

Rank Program Network Day Duration HH rating Viewers (000)
1 ESPN NFL REGULAR SEASON ESP M...... 227 8.1 13,150
2 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 30 7.2 11,502
3 JEOPARDY CTD MTWTF.. 30 5.9 9,144
4 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 30 4.9 7,780
5 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 30 4.7 6,705
6 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 30 4.6 6,557
7 OPRAH WINFREY SHOW CTD MTWTF.. 60 4.9 6,530
8 FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 30 3.6 5,361
9 CSI NEW YORK-SYN(AT) CTD ......S 60 3.1 4,605
10 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 30 3.2 4,580
11 OFFICE-SYN (AT) NBU MTWTF.. 30 2.9 4,442
12 LAW & ORDER:CI-WKL (AT) NBU ......S 60 3.1 4,311
13 BONES-SYN (AT) 2/T ......S 60 2.7 4,118
14 WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ......S 30 2.6 4,047
15 TWO-HALF MEN WKND B (AT) WB ......S 30 2.6 4,044
16 TWO-HALF MEN WKND A (AT) WB ......S 30 2.6 3,942
17 SEINFELD-WKND (AT) SPT ......S 30 2.6 3,941
18 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 60 2.9 3,906
19 GEORGE LOPEZ (AT) WB MTWTF.. 30 2.6 3,819
20 EVRY LVS RAYMOND-SYN(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 30 2.6 3,686
21 DR. OZ SHOW (AT) SPT MTWTF.. 60 2.7 3,627
22 SEINFELD (AT) SPT MTWTF.. 30 2.5 3,576
23 WWE FRI NITE Smackdown 2/T ....F.. 120 2.0 3,545
24 LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLY DAD MTWTF.. 60 2.7 3,452
25 MILLIONAIRE (AT) DAD MTWTF.. 30 2.5 3,387

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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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