Judge Judy trumped Oprah for the 10th time in the past 12 weeks. Judy was up 5% from last year at this time, Oprah (which had a highly touted exclusive interview with Sarah Ferguson and 4 repeat shows vs. 5 repeats last year) was down 10% from last year.
Entertainment Tonight was the #5 show in syndication and the only magazine up from last year at this time (up 3%), after offering extensive coverage of the lives and deaths of TV icons Rue McClanahan and Gary Coleman.
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 fell out of the top 25, averaging 2.665 million viewers for the week.
Legend of the Seeker Fans: It's repeats from here on out for LotS until news of another season or it disappears from syndication at the end of its current run. The updated table for Season two’s ratings is still below the normal syndicated top 25 table.
Friday Night Smackdown Fans: It again made the top 25 (#23) and is in the table below.
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 28, not June 4).
Top 25 Syndicated Shows for the week ending June 6, 2010:
|Rank||Program||Orig||Day||Duration||HH Rating||Viewers (000)|
|1||WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||MTWTF..||30||5.8||8,865|
|7||LAW & ORDER:CI-WKL||NBU||......S||60||3.3||4,746|
|8||OPRAH WINFREY SHOW||CTD||MTWTF..||60||3.6||4,713|
|9||CSI NEW YORK||CTD||......S||60||3.3||4,661|
|10||EVRY LVS RAYMOND||CTD||MTWTF..||30||3.0||4,251|
|15||WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND||CTD||......S||30||2.5||3,815|
|18||TWO-HALF MEN WKND B||WB||......S||30||2.3||3,502|
|21||DR. PHIL SHOW||CTD||MTWTF..||60||2.4||3,244|
|22||KING OF THE HILL||2/T||MTWTF..||30||2.3||3,195|
|23||WWE FRI NITE SMACKDOWN||2/T||....F..||120||1.8||3,058|
|24||EVBDY LVS RAYMOND-WKD||CTD||......S||30||2.2||3,051|
|25||ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT WKD||CTD||......S||60||2.0||2,998|
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.