Syndicated Top 25: Slow Christmas Week Wheel Rules Again; Another Legend of The Seeker Rerun Performs Well
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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|22||EVRY LVS RAYMOND-SYN(AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||30||2.5||3,725|
|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|
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.