Please note that for a variety of reasons, these numbers were even more delayed than the normal delays for syndicate ratings, but hopefully we'll have the numbers for the week ending 11/22 up later today (12/2).
Legend of the Seeker fans, the show's second episode of season two didn't make the top 25 below (average audience 2.24 million, down a bit from the season two premiere which averaged 2.58 million viewers).
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 13, not November 20. Update: oops! I was so used to Smackdown making the top 25, I didn't notice it wasn't in the list. It averaged 3.46 million on November 13.
Top 25 Syndicated Shows for the week ending November 15, 2009:
|Rank||Program||Network||Day||Duration||HH Rating||Viewers (000)|
|1||ESPN NFL REGULAR SEASON||ESP||M......||191||10.5||17,091|
|2||WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||MTWTF..||30||7.5||12,109|
|4||TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||30||5.4||8,494|
|5||OPRAH WINFREY SHOW||CTD||MTWTF..||60||5.8||7,957|
|7||JUDGE JUDY (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||30||4.6||6,648|
|8||FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||30||3.6||5,438|
|9||2009 NFL REG SEASON GAMES||NFL||...T...||182||3.1||5,072|
|11||INSIDE EDITION (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||30||3.3||4,775|
|12||CSI NEW YORK-SYN(AT)||CTD||......S||60||3.2||4,732|
|13||WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND||CTD||......S||30||2.7||4,185|
|14||DR. PHIL SHOW (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||60||3.1||4,168|
|15||LAW & ORDER:CI-WKL (AT)||NBU||M......||60||2.9||4,115|
|17||GEORGE LOPEZ (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||30||2.7||4,074|
|19||2009 NFL REG SEA POSTGUN||NFL||...T...||6||2.4||4,025|
|20||TWO-HALF MEN WKND B (AT)||WB||......S||30||2.6||3,858|
|21||TWO-HALF MEN WKND A (AT)||WB||......S||30||2.6||3,776|
|23||DR. OZ SHOW (AT)||SPT||MTWTF..||60||2.7||3,699|
|24||EVRY LVS RAYMOND-SYN(AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||30||2.6||3,653|
|25||HOUSE OF PAYNE MF-SYN(AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||30||2.1||3,533|
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.