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Syndicated Top 25: Judge Judy Tops Oprah For Tenth Time In Twelve Weeks, Plus Legend Of The Seeker

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June 15th, 2010


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
2 JEOPARDY CTD MTWTF.. 30 5.0 7,482
3 TWO-HALF MEN WB MTWTF.. 30 4.1 6,325
4 JUDGE JUDY CTD MTWTF.. 30 4.2 5,951
5 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD MTWTF.. 30 3.9 5,590
6 Family Guy-MF 2/T MTWTF.. 30 3.0 4,769
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
11 GEORGE LOPEZ WB MTWTF.. 30 2.7 4,202
12 CENTURY 19 2/T ......S 120 2.5 3,994
13 INSIDE EDITION CTD MTWTF.. 30 2.7 3,912
14 OFFICE NBU MTWTF.. 30 2.6 3,877
15 WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ......S 30 2.5 3,815
16 SEINFELD SPT MTWTF.. 30 2.5 3,634
17 BONES 2/T ......S 60 2.3 3,529
18 TWO-HALF MEN WKND B WB ......S 30 2.3 3,502
19 SEINFELD-WKND SPT ......S 30 2.4 3,494
20 CSI MIAMI CTD ......S 60 2.2 3,287
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

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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
29-May-10 R 1.1 1.642
5-Jun-10 R 1.4 1.969

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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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