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Syndicated Top 25: Tiger Woods Scandal Still Boosting Entertainment Tonight; Legend of The Seeker hits season highs

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December 22nd, 2009

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WWE Raw fans - Smackdown! didn't make the top 25 with its December 11 airing that averaged 3.646 million.

Legend of the Seeker fans, the show's sixth episode (from the weekend of Dec-12-13) didn't make the top 25, but its 2.671 million average viewers was a season high and up almost 400,000 from the previous week and about around 90,000 higher than the season two premiere which had previously been the season's high.

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 are for Friday December 11, not December 18.

Top 25 Syndicated Shows for the week ending December 13, 2009:

Rank Program Network Day Duration HH Rating Viewers (000)
1 ESPN NFL REGULAR SEASON ESP M...... 214 8.8 14,427
2 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 30 7.5 12,130
3 JEOPARDY CTD MTWTF.. 30 6.3 9,777
4 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 30 5.1 8,029
5 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 30 4.8 6,939
6 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 30 4.7 6,813
7 2009 NFL REG SEASON GAMES NFL ...T... 177 3.7 6,020
8 OPRAH WINFREY SHOW CTD MTWTF.. 60 4.2 5,556
9 CSI NEW YORK-SYN(AT) CTD ......S 60 3.5 5,386
10 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 30 3.6 5,250
11 Family Guy-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 30 3.4 5,233
12 WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ......S 30 2.9 4,811
13 OFFICE-SYN (AT) NBU MTWTF.. 30 3.1 4,693
14 TWO-HALF MEN WKND A (AT) WB ......S 30 2.7 4,222
15 2009 NFL REG SEA POSTGUN NFL ...T... 3 2.6 4,197
16 SEINFELD (AT) SPT MTWTF.. 30 2.8 4,158
17 TWO-HALF MEN WKND B (AT) WB ......S 30 2.5 4,108
18 LAW & ORDER:CI-WKL (AT) NBU M...... 60 2.8 4,099
19 SEINFELD-WKND (AT) SPT ......S 30 2.7 4,065
20 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 60 2.9 3,966
21 LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLY DAD MTWTF.. 60 2.9 3,856
22 ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW WB MTWTF.. 60 2.8 3,792
23 GEORGE LOPEZ (AT) WB MTWTF.. 30 2.6 3,789
24 MILLIONAIRE (AT) DAD MTWTF.. 30 2.7 3,722
25 DR. OZ SHOW (AT) SPT MTWTF.. 60 2.7 3,721

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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 or near  the top of the syndicated lists until football season is over It's sort of bogus, but  I'm just reporting it as Nielsen does, but you can figure most of the viewing is actually directly on ESPN.  As of mid-November, the same now holds true for the Thursday games on NFL Network.

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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