For the third consecutive week Judge Judy topped Oprah in the battle of daytime shows in syndication. Her honor has now led in 13 out of the last 16 weeks. She doesn't have a book club though.
A different kind of judge: for all the talk about how much being on American Idol has boosted Ellen's talk show ratings, those ratings still aren't at the top of the daytime talkers, where Ellen trails Oprah by a mile and lags behind Oprah's talk show progeny, Dr. Phil and Dr. Oz.
Ellen was tied for 23 based on household rating (2.5), but in terms of average audience she was just outside the top 25 at #26 with an average of 3.32 million.
As ever, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy took the top spots for weekly syndication, and Two and a Half Men seems firmly entrenched in third place.
Legend of the Seeker Fans: Seeker was a rerun the weekend of March 6-7, but the updated table for Season two's ratings is still below the normal syndicated top 25 table.
WWE Friday Night Smackdown! Fans: Smackdown! didn't make the top 25 -- it was #29 by viewers, but the telecast on March 5 averaged 3.123 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 March 5, not March 12).
Top 25 Syndicated Shows for the week ending March 7, 2010:
|Rank||Program||Network||Day||Duration||HH Rating||Viewers (000)|
|1||WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||MTWTF..||30||7.4||11,834|
|3||TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||30||5.4||8,623|
|4||JUDGE JUDY (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||30||4.8||6,734|
|6||OPRAH WINFREY SHOW||CTD||MTWTF..||60||4.7||6,323|
|7||FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||30||3.7||5,873|
|8||WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND||CTD||......S||30||3.2||5,205|
|10||INSIDE EDITION (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||30||3.4||4,824|
|12||CSI NEW YORK-SYN(AT)||CTD||......S||60||3.1||4,377|
|13||TWO-HALF MEN WKND B (AT)||WB||......S||30||2.7||4,221|
|14||DR. PHIL SHOW (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||60||3.0||4,087|
|16||GEORGE LOPEZ (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||30||2.7||4,032|
|17||BUENA VISTA VI||DAD||......S||120||2.7||4,023|
|18||LAW & ORDER:CI-WKL (AT)||NBU||......S||60||2.7||3,916|
|19||TWO-HALF MEN WKND A (AT)||WB||......S||30||2.5||3,856|
|20||EVRY LVS RAYMOND-SYN(AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||30||2.7||3,838|
|21||KING OF THE HILL-SYN(AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||30||2.5||3,711|
|22||DR. OZ SHOW (AT)||SPT||MTWTF..||60||2.7||3,611|
|24||LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLY||DAD||MTWTF..||60||2.6||3,396|
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 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.