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Syndicated Top 25: Oprah Tops Judge Judy; Plus Legend Of The Seeker Finale

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June 2nd, 2010


As usual, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy and Two and a Half Men took the top three spots in the syndication ratings.

The Ellen Degeneres Show was up 32% vs. the same week last season, and appears at #20, three spots ahead of Live With Regis & Kelly which was down 4% vs. last year.

Oprah and Judge Judy traded rankings again, with Oprah moving ahead of Judge Judy for the second time in ten weeks.

Dr. Phil continued his hot streak, with his fifth weekly increase, hitting his highest rating in 11 weeks.

Legend of the Seeker Fans:  The second season finale "Tears" ran the weekend of May 22, and the updated table for Season two’s ratings is still below the normal syndicated top 25 table.

Friday Night Smackdown Fans: It didn't make the top 25 - it was tied for 41st in HH rating with a 1.7 and averaged 2.75 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 21,  not May 28).

Top 25 Syndicated Shows for the week ending May 23, 2010:

Rank Program Orig Day Duration HH Rating Viewers (000)
1 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 150 6.2 9,553
2 JEOPARDY CTD MTWTF.. 150 5.4 8,169
3 TWO-HALF MEN WB MTWTF.. 150 4.6 7,154
4 OPRAH WINFREY SHOW CTD MTWTF.. 300 5.1 6,784
5 JUDGE JUDY CTD MTWTF.. 150 4.5 6,416
6 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD MTWTF.. 150 3.9 5,623
7 Family Guy-MF 2/T MTWTF.. 150 3.2 5,030
8 CSI NEW YORK CTD ......S 60 3.1 4,670
9 EVRY LVS RAYMOND CTD MTWTF.. 150 2.9 4,199
10 OFFICE NBU MTWTF.. 150 2.7 4,107
11 WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ......S 30 2.6 4,091
12 INSIDE EDITION CTD MTWTF.. 150 2.9 4,042
13 SEINFELD SPT MTWTF.. 150 2.7 4,012
14 DR. PHIL SHOW CTD MTWTF.. 300 3.0 3,932
15 LAW & ORDER:CI-WKL NBU ......S 60 2.6 3,701
16 GEORGE LOPEZ WB MTWTF.. 150 2.5 3,694
17 TWO-HALF MEN WKND B WB ......S 30 2.4 3,577
18 KING OF THE HILL 2/T MTWTF.. 150 2.4 3,468
19 DR. OZ SHOW SPT MTWTF.. 300 2.4 3,357
20 ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW WB MTWTF.. 300 2.5 3,316
21 SEINFELD-WKND SPT ......S 30 2.3 3,261
22 CSI MIAMI-SYN CTD ......S 60 2.2 3,213
23 LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLY DAD MTWTF.. 300 2.5 3,212
24 MILLIONAIRE DAD MTWTF.. 150 2.3 3,107
25 MAURY NBU MTWTF.. 300 2.1 3,096

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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
17-Apr-10 1.5 2.340
24-Apr-10 1.7 2.408
1-May-10 1.3 1.958
8-May-10 1.5 2.214
15-May-10 1.5 2.228
22-May-10 1.5 2.265

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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.

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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