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Syndicated Top 25: Slow Christmas Week Wheel Rules Again; Another Legend of The Seeker Rerun Performs Well

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January 9th, 2010

Sorry these numbers were a bit more delayed than normal due to the holidays so these are for the week ending December 27.

WWE Raw fans - Smackdown! didn't make the top 25 with its December 25 airing that averaged 3.031 million and a 1.8 household rating.

Legend of the Seeker fans,  another repeat for the weekend of Dec 26-27)  didn't make the top 25, but its 2.101 and a 1.4 household rating.

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.

Top 25 Syndicated Shows for the week ending December 27, 2009:

Rank Program Network Day Dur HH Rating Viewers (000)
1 ESPN NFL REGULAR SEASON ESP M...... 188 7.6 11,886
2 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWT... 30 6.6 10,900
3 JEOPARDY CTD MTWT... 30 5.6 8,790
4 2009 NFL REG SEASON FRI NFL ....F.. 176 3.6 7,570
5 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 30 4.2 6,949
6 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWT... 30 4.2 6,066
7 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 30 3.7 5,575
8 WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ......S 30 3.3 5,513
9 CSI NEW YORK-SYN(AT) CTD ......S 60 3.5 5,246
10 LAW & ORDER:CI-WKL (AT) NBU M...... 60 3.5 5,243
11 Family Guy-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 30 3.2 5,161
12 OPRAH WINFREY SHOW CTD MTWT... 60 3.6 4,995
13 OFFICE-SYN (AT) NBU MTWTF.. 30 2.7 4,250
14 GEORGE LOPEZ (AT) WB MTWTF.. 30 2.7 4,132
15 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 30 2.8 4,128
16 TWO-HALF MEN WKND B (AT) WB ......S 30 2.7 4,082
17 SEINFELD-WKND (AT) SPT ......S 30 2.7 4,074
18 2009 NFL REG POSTGUN FRI NFL ....F.. 3 2.0 3,974
19 LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLY DAD MTWT... 60 2.9 3,938
20 TWO-HALF MEN WKND A (AT) WB ......S 30 2.6 3,917
21 SEINFELD (AT) SPT MTWTF.. 30 2.5 3,858
22 EVRY LVS RAYMOND-SYN(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 30 2.5 3,725
23 BONES-SYN (AT) 2/T ......S 60 2.2 3,525
24 CSI MIAMI-SYN (AT) CTD ......S 60 2.4 3,482
25 KING OF THE HILL-SYN(AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 30 2.3 3,436

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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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