As usual, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy and Two and a Half Men took the top three spots in the syndication ratings.
After reclaiming daytime supremacy for the week ending May 7 Oprah was back to being pushed aside by Judge Judy for the 8th time in 9 weeks when it came to the syndicated household ratings (4.7 vs. 4.5) for the week ending May 14th.
Oprah was down 15% versus the same week one year ago, while Judge Judy was up 18%.
Meanwhile though Maury was only 29th in household rating, he topped the talk shows with young women 18-34, beating Oprah. Maury has been #1 in that demo in 7 of the last 9 weeks (tied w/Oprah the weeks of 3/8/10 and 4/26/10).
Universal's The Steve Wilkos Show saw series highs with a 1.5 household rating, up 36% versus last year. Meanwhile though Maury had only a 2.2 household rating, he tied with Oprah with women 18-34 (1.8 rating.)
Ellen fans, she was in the top 25 table this week (#21), so check it out below.
Friday Night Smackdown Fans: It didn't make the top 25 - it was tied for 47th in HH rating with a 1.6 and averaged 2.85 million viewers.
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 May 14, not May 21).
Top 25 Syndicated Shows for the week ending May 16, 2010:
|Rank||Program||Network||Day||Duration||HH Rating||Viewers (000)|
|1||WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||MTWTF..||30||6.5||10,204|
|3||TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||30||4.8||7,449|
|4||JUDGE JUDY (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||30||4.7||6,587|
|5||OPRAH WINFREY SHOW||CTD||MTWTF..||60||4.5||6,190|
|7||FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||30||3.4||5,245|
|8||WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND||CTD||......S||30||3.1||5,026|
|9||EVRY LVS RAYMOND-SYN(AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||30||3.1||4,402|
|10||INSIDE EDITION (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||30||3.1||4,395|
|13||GEORGE LOPEZ (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||30||2.7||3,966|
|14||CSI NEW YORK-SYN(AT)||CTD||......S||60||2.8||3,915|
|15||DR. PHIL SHOW (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||60||2.9||3,811|
|16||LAW & ORDER:CI-WKL (AT)||NBU||......S||60||2.5||3,605|
|17||TWO-HALF MEN WKND B (AT)||WB||......S||30||2.3||3,487|
|18||KING OF THE HILL-SYN(AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||30||2.4||3,416|
|19||DR. OZ SHOW (AT)||SPT||MTWTF..||60||2.5||3,333|
|21||ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW||WB||MTWTF..||60||2.4||3,268|
|24||LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLY||DAD||MTWTF..||60||2.5||3,200|
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.
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