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|
|4||OPRAH WINFREY SHOW||CTD||MTWTF..||300||5.1||6,784|
|8||CSI NEW YORK||CTD||......S||60||3.1||4,670|
|9||EVRY LVS RAYMOND||CTD||MTWTF..||150||2.9||4,199|
|11||WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND||CTD||......S||30||2.6||4,091|
|14||DR. PHIL SHOW||CTD||MTWTF..||300||3.0||3,932|
|15||LAW & ORDER:CI-WKL||NBU||......S||60||2.6||3,701|
|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|
|23||LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLY||DAD||MTWTF..||300||2.5||3,212|
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.
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.