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Syndicated Top 25: A Look At Syndie Demos + "Legend of the Seeker" Up a Bit

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April 7th, 2010

The regular top 25 table for the week ending March 28 is posted below, and for the first time I got a really good look at age and gender demographics and it was pretty interesting.  Ranked by average audience for adults 18-49, the list looks quite a bit different.  "Two and a Half Men" comes out on top, followed by "Family Guy," "The Office," "Seinfeld," and "Everybody Loves Raymond."

Sorted by Adults 18-34 it's "Family Guy," "The Office," "Two and a Half Men," "King of the Hill," and "Seinfeld."

Despite besting "Oprah" frequently in overall viewing, as was the case for the week below, I'd long suspected "Judge Judy" would get badly beaten by Oprah with women 18-49.   But not so much.  At least for the week ending the March 28, "Oprah" did win out with women 18-49 but the margin wasn't as big as I thought it would be (1.9 vs. 1.7).    And I was surprised to see that with Women 18-34, "Maury" (1.5) led both "Oprah" (1.3) and "Judge Judy" (1.1).   Without any past history of seeing that data, I'm not sure how typical the week was, but I'll hopefully build up a historical perspective over time.

Note: all numbers above and below are "average audience" figures rather than "gross average audience."

Legend of the Seeker Fans:  The updated table for Season two's ratings is still below the normal syndicated top 25 table.  But as a bonus I can tell you that Seeker had a 0.8 rating with adults 18-49.   Whether that's good or bad is difficult to say since it's the only first-run scripted show in syndication.

WWE Friday Night Smackdown! FansSmackdown! was in the top 25, see table below.

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 26,  not April 2).

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

Rank Program Network Day Duration HH Rating Viewers (000)
1 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTW.F.. 30 6.4 9,942
2 JEOPARDY CTD MTWTF.. 30 5.4 8,309
3 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 30 4.8 7,583
4 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT(AT) CTD MTW.... 30 4.7 6,909
5 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 30 4.6 6,544
6 Family Guy-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 30 3.3 5,185
7 OPRAH WINFREY SHOW CTD MTWTF.. 60 3.8 5,165
8 CSI NEW YORK-SYN(AT) CTD ......S 60 3.4 4,971
9 EVRY LVS RAYMOND-SYN(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 30 3.0 4,433
10 OFFICE-SYN (AT) NBU MTWTF.. 30 2.9 4,236
11 TWO-HALF MEN WKND B (AT) WB ......S 30 2.6 4,215
12 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 30 3.0 4,214
13 SEINFELD (AT) SPT MTWTF.. 30 2.8 4,206
14 LAW & ORDER:CI-WKL (AT) NBU ......S 60 2.7 4,137
15 GEORGE LOPEZ (AT) WB MTWTF.. 30 2.7 4,128
16 CSI MIAMI-SYN (AT) CTD ......S 60 2.5 3,694
17 KING OF THE HILL-SYN(AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 30 2.5 3,602
18 SEINFELD-WKND (AT) SPT ......S 30 2.4 3,557
19 LIST OF A LIFETIME 7 NBU ......S 180 2.3 3,517
20 TWO-HALF MEN WKND A (AT) WB ......S 30 2.1 3,408
21 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 60 2.5 3,340
22 DR. OZ SHOW (AT) SPT MTWTF.. 60 2.5 3,316
23 MILLIONAIRE (AT) DAD MTWTF.. 30 2.4 3,267
24 WWE FRI NITE Smackdown 2/T ....F.. 120 1.9 3,241
25 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT WKD CTD ......S 60 2.2 3,192

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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
27-Feb-10 1.5 2,226
6-Mar-10 R 1.6 2,065
13-Mar-10 R 1.7 2,005
20-Mar-10 1.7 2,269
27-Mar-10 1.7 2.439

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For syndicated shows which air on multiple days, the viewership shown is the average of all telecasts.

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DAD = Disney ABC Domestic Television, SPT= Sony Pictures Television, 2/T=Twentieth Television, ESP = ESPN, CTD = CBS Television Distribution.

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