Syndicated: Judge Judy Tops Oprah; “Legend of the Seeker” Sees Season Lows
In the back and forth battle between Oprah and Judge Judy for daytime supremacy, Oprah’s 3 week streak of winning ends, with Judy being back on top. Prior to Ms. Winfrey’s recent winning streak, Judge Judy had a 10 week run of winning.
Legend of the Seeker Fans: The updated table for Season two’s ratings is below the normal syndicated top 25 table, but against Olympic weekend coverage the weekend of 2/20 & 2/21 Seeker saw season lows t for an original episode.
WWE Friday Night Smackdown! Fans: Smackdown! didn’t make the top 25 (it was #27 by viewers), but the telecast on February 19 averaged 3..264 million viewers and a 1.9 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 (in other words, the WWE Friday Night Smackdown! is for February 19, not February 26).
Top 25 Syndicated Shows for the week ending February 21, 2010:
|Rank||Program||Network||Day||Duration||HH Rating||Viewers (000)|
|1||WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||MTWTF..||30||7.2||11,697|
|3||TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||30||5.5||8,760|
|4||JUDGE JUDY (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||30||4.7||6,735|
|6||OPRAH WINFREY SHOW||CTD||MTWTF..||60||4.6||6,249|
|7||WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND||CTD||……S||30||3.8||6,019|
|8||FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||30||3.5||5,458|
|10||LAW & ORDER:CI-WKL (AT)||NBU||……S||60||3.1||4,655|
|11||CSI NEW YORK-SYN(AT)||CTD||……S||60||3.2||4,578|
|12||INSIDE EDITION (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||30||3.2||4,477|
|13||TWO-HALF MEN WKND B (AT)||WB||……S||30||2.6||4,201|
|15||GEORGE LOPEZ (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||30||2.8||4,085|
|16||EVRY LVS RAYMOND-SYN(AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||30||2.7||3,906|
|17||DR. PHIL SHOW (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||60||2.8||3,836|
|20||KING OF THE HILL-SYN(AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||30||2.4||3,591|
|21||TWO-HALF MEN WKND A (AT)||WB||……S||30||2.2||3,576|
|22||ACCESS HOLLYWOOD (AT)||NBU||MTWTF..||30||2.4||3,551|
|23||LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLY||DAD||MTWTF..||60||2.6||3,458|
|24||ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT WKD||CTD||……S||60||2.4||3,430|
Legend of the Seeker Season Two:
|Show||Date||R= Repeat||HH Rating||Live+SD Viewers (000)|
|Legend of the Seeker||7-Nov-09||1.7||2,580|
For more information about syndicated shows for the week ending January 31, check out the write-up on Broadcasting & Cable.
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: ©2010 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.