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Syndicated Top 25: Once Again Judge Judy Tops Oprah, Plus Legend Of The Seeker

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April 20th, 2010

As ever, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy took the top spots for weekly syndication (although Wheel seemed to have an extra big week), and Two and a Half Men is still firmly in third place. 

Judge Judy in fourth place, once again topped Oprah. That's now getting to be typical. Ellen fans note that she was just out of the top 25 with an average viewership of 2.777 million.

Legend of the Seeker Fans:  Seeker ran a new episode "Desecrated" the week of April 11, and the updated table for Season two’s ratings is still below the normal syndicated top 25 table.

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 April 9,  not April 16).

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

Top 25 Syndicated Shows for the week ending April 11, 2010:

Rank Program Network Day Duration HH rating Viewers (000)
1 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 30 6.5 10,115
2 JEOPARDY CTD MTWTF.. 30 5.5 8,376
3 TWO-HALF MEN WB MTWTF.. 30 4.7 7,355
4 JUDGE JUDY CTD MTWTF.. 30 4.6 6,520
5 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD MTWTF.. 30 4.1 5,941
6 OPRAH WINFREY SHOW CTD MTWTF.. 60 4.0 5,366
7 Family Guy-MF 2/T MTWTF.. 30 3.3 5,126
8 CSI NEW YORK CTD ......S 60 3.5 5,108
9 OFFICE NBU MTWTF.. 30 2.9 4,367
10 INSIDE EDITION CTD MTWTF.. 30 3.1 4,352
11 EVRY LVS RAYMOND CTD MTWTF.. 30 3.0 4,278
12 WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ......S 30 2.8 4,207
13 GEORGE LOPEZ WB MTWTF.. 30 2.7 4,190
14 SEINFELD SPT MTWTF.. 30 2.8 4,158
15 LAW & ORDER:CI-WKL NBU ......S 60 2.7 3,965
16 KING OF THE HILL 2/T MTWTF.. 30 2.4 3,600
17 CSI MIAMI CTD ......S 60 2.4 3,564
18 TWO-HALF MEN WKND B WB ......S 30 2.2 3,439
19 DR. OZ SHOW SPT MTWTF.. 60 2.5 3,362
20 MILLIONAIRE DAD MTWTF.. 30 2.4 3,286
21 DR. PHIL SHOW CTD MTWTF.. 60 2.4 3,281
22 LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLY DAD MTWTF.. 60 2.6 3,248
23 SEINFELD-WKND SPT ......S 30 2.2 3,213
24 JUDGE JOE BROWN CTD MTWTF.. 30 2.2 3,158
25 WWE FRI NITE Smackdown 2/T ....F.. 120 1.9 3,065

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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
3-Apr-10 R 1.3 1.737
10-Apr-10 1.3 2.020

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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.

Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2010 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

 
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