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Syndicated Top 25: Oprah Winfrey Show Has Lowest Ratings Week In Its 24 Year History

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June 29th, 2010

In reruns, The Oprah Winfrey Show turned in the weakest ratings performance in the show's 24-year history, sinking 23% from last year at this time (reruns vs. reruns) to an all-time series low 3.0 household rating.

Judge Judy was up 13% from last year to a 4.3 rating and ranked #3 among all shows in syndication in household ratings (behind Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy, but ahead of Two and a Half Men).  Judge Judy averaged slightly more than 6-million viewers per show or about 2-million more than Oprah. This marks the 12th time in the past 14 weeks that Judy has topped Oprah.

The Ellen Degeneres Show was out of the top 25, averaging 2.460 million viewers and a 1.8 HH rating 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 fell just out of the top 25, averaging 2.850 million viewers for the week and a 1.8 household rating.

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 June 11 not June 18).

Top 25 Syndicated Shows for the week ending June 20, 2010:

Rank Program Orig Day Duration HH Rating Viewers (000)
1 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTW.F.. 120 5.7 8,719
2 JEOPARDY CTD MTWTF.. 150 4.8 7,162
3 TWO-HALF MEN WB MTWTF.. 150 4.2 6,554
4 JUDGE JUDY CTD MTWTF.. 150 4.3 6,096
5 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD MTWTF.. 150 3.6 5,084
6 Family Guy-MF 2/T MTWTF.. 150 3.0 4,645
7 CSI NEW YORK CTD ......S 60 3.0 4,388
8 EVRY LVS RAYMOND CTD MTWTF.. 150 3.0 4,312
9 OPRAH WINFREY SHOW CTD MTWTF.. 300 3.0 4,032
10 INSIDE EDITION CTD MTWTF.. 150 2.7 3,793
11 OFFICE NBU MTWTF.. 150 2.5 3,789
12 GEORGE LOPEZ WB MTWTF.. 150 2.4 3,743
13 SEINFELD SPT MTWTF.. 150 2.5 3,667
14 LAW & ORDER:CI-WKL NBU ......S 60 2.5 3,629
15 TWO-HALF MEN WKND B WB ......S 30 2.2 3,496
16 SEINFELD-WKND SPT ......S 30 2.4 3,431
17 KING OF THE HILL 2/T MTWTF.. 150 2.2 3,196
18 MILLIONAIRE DAD MTWTF.. 150 2.3 3,190
19 EVBDY LVS RAYMOND-WKD CTD ......S 30 2.2 3,122
20 LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLY DAD MTWTF.. 300 2.3 2,991
21 FRIENDS WB MTWTF.. 150 2.0 2,980
22 MAURY NBU MTWTF.. 300 2.0 2,976
23 CSI MIAMI CTD ......S 60 2.0 2,965
24 TWO-HALF MEN WKND A WB ......S 30 1.9 2,955
25 WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ......S 30 1.9 2,928

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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
12-Jun-10 R 1.2 1.862
19-Jun-10 R 1.1 1.530

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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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