Syndicated Top 25: Oprah Fueled by “Octomom” But Judge Judy Still Wins + Legend Of The Seeker
As ever, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy took the top spots for weekly syndication and Two and a Half Men is now firmly entrenched in third place and seemingly not letting go.
Judge Judy was fourth, and trumped Oprah for daytime supremacy for the sixth consecutive week in the week ending April 25, but Oprah was up 11% on the week fueled by “Octomom” Nadya Suleman. The Suleman episode averaged 6.795 million viewers, about a million more than any other show during the week. The second-highest featured Mo’Nique’s brother admitting he sexually molested his sister — that telecast averaged 5.839 million.
Legend of the Seeker Fans: Seeker ran a new episode “Walter” the weekend of April 24, and the updated table for Season two’s ratings is still below the normal syndicated top 25 table. While it’s hardly a surprise and there is still no official word from Disney ABC Domestic Television, sadly, Michael Ausiello reports that Seeker will wrap production after season two and that there will not be a third season. E! Online confirms the report.
Friday Night Smackdown Fans: It didn’t make the top 25 – it was 27th in viewers with 3.09 million. Its household rating was a 1.8.
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 24, not April 30).
Note: all numbers above and below are “average audience” figures rather than “gross average audience.”
Top 25 Syndicated Shows for the week ending April 25, 2010:
|Rank||Program||Network||Day||Duration||HH Rating||Viewers (000)|
|1||WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||MTWTF..||30||6.3||9,807|
|3||TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||30||4.5||6,897|
|4||JUDGE JUDY (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||30||4.4||6,085|
|6||OPRAH WINFREY SHOW||CTD||MTWTF..||60||4.2||5,681|
|7||FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||30||3.3||5,033|
|8||WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND||CTD||……S||30||3.0||4,533|
|9||CSI NEW YORK-SYN(AT)||CTD||……S||60||3.0||4,440|
|11||LAW & ORDER:CI-WKL (AT)||NBU||……S||60||2.9||4,161|
|12||INSIDE EDITION (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||30||2.9||4,121|
|13||EVRY LVS RAYMOND-SYN(AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||30||2.9||4,015|
|14||TWO-HALF MEN WKND B (AT)||WB||……S||30||2.6||4,003|
|16||GEORGE LOPEZ (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||30||2.7||3,951|
|19||TWO-HALF MEN WKND A (AT)||WB||……S||30||2.3||3,593|
|20||KING OF THE HILL-SYN(AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||30||2.3||3,384|
|21||DR. PHIL SHOW (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||60||2.5||3,360|
|22||WARNER BROS. VOL 37||WB||……S||120||2.3||3,290|
|23||EVBDY LVS RAYMOND-WKD-SYN||CTD||……S||30||2.2||3,235|
|25||LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLY||DAD||MTWTF..||60||2.5||3,182|
For anyone wondering, “Warner Bros. Vol 37” is a movie package and the movie that week was “A Perfect Murder.”
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.
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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.