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Syndicated Top 25: Judge Judy Tops Oprah Again; Two and a Half Men Still Huge

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March 10th, 2010

In the back and forth battle between Oprah and Judge Judy for daytime supremacy,  Judge Judy won for the second week in a row.  Prior to Ms. Winfrey’s recent winning streak of three weeks, Judge Judy had a 10 week run of winning.

Two and a Half Men again trailed only the perennial syndicated frontrunners Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy.

Legend of the Seeker Fans:  This week Seeker got its own post.

WWE Friday Night Smackdown! FansSmackdown! didn’t make the top 25 (it was #28 by viewers), but the telecast on February 26 averaged 3.443 million viewers and a 2.0 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 26,  not March 5).

Top 25 Syndicated Shows for the week ending February 28, 2010:

Rank Program Network Day Duration HH Rating Viewers (000)
1 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 30 7.4 11,662
2 JEOPARDY CTD MTWTF.. 30 6.4 9,964
3 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 30 5.5 8,864
4 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 30 4.7 6,772
5 OPRAH WINFREY SHOW CTD MTWTF.. 60 4.7 6,238
6 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 30 4.2 6,154
7 WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ......S 30 3.7 5,721
8 Family Guy-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 30 3.6 5,566
9 CENTURY PREMIERE 2/T ......S 120 3.4 5,462
10 CSI NEW YORK-SYN(AT) CTD ......S 60 3.3 4,937
11 TWO-HALF MEN WKND B (AT) WB ......S 30 3.1 4,914
12 OFFICE-SYN (AT) NBU MTWTF.. 30 3.1 4,827
13 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 30 3.1 4,582
14 LAW & ORDER:CI-WKL (AT) NBU ......S 60 3.0 4,442
15 SEINFELD (AT) SPT MTWTF.. 30 2.8 4,279
16 GEORGE LOPEZ (AT) WB MTWTF.. 30 2.8 4,175
17 TWO-HALF MEN WKND A (AT) WB ......S 30 2.5 4,052
18 EVRY LVS RAYMOND-SYN(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 30 2.7 4,000
19 IMAGINATION VII DAD ......S 120 2.6 3,973
20 SEINFELD-WKND (AT) SPT ......S 30 2.6 3,951
21 KING OF THE HILL-SYN(AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 30 2.6 3,766
22 CSI MIAMI-SYN (AT) CTD ......S 60 2.6 3,749
23 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 60 2.6 3,594
24 MILLIONAIRE (AT) DAD MTWTF.. 30 2.6 3,564
25 DR. OZ SHOW (AT) SPT MTWTF.. 60 2.6 3,513

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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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