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Syndicated: Judge Judy Tops Oprah; "Legend of the Seeker" Sees Season Lows

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March 2nd, 2010

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! FansSmackdown! 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
2 JEOPARDY CTD MTWTF.. 30 6.2 9,722
3 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 30 5.5 8,760
4 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 30 4.7 6,735
5 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 30 4.4 6,473
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
9 OFFICE-SYN (AT) NBU MTWTF.. 30 3.1 4,979
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
14 SEINFELD (AT) SPT MTWTF.. 30 2.7 4,182
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
18 MILLIONAIRE (AT) DAD MTWTF.. 30 2.7 3,789
19 SEINFELD-WKND (AT) SPT ......S 30 2.5 3,743
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
25 MAURY (AT) NBU MTWTF.. 60 2.2 3,355

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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
14-Nov-09 1.5 2,240
21-Nov-09 1.6 2,504
28-Nov-09 1.6 2,408
5-Dec-09 2,300
12-Dec-09 2,671
19-Dec-09 R 1.4 2,108
26-Dec-09 R 1.4 2,101
2-Jan-10 R 1.4 2,020
9-Jan-10 1.5 2,278
16-Jan-10 1.5 2,343
23-Jan-10 1.6 2,447
30-Jan-10 1.7 2,581
6-Feb-10 R 1.4 2,019
13-Feb-10 1.7 2,624
20-Feb-10 1.5 2,111

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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.

 
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