Syndicated Top 25: Oprah Winfrey Show Has Lowest Ratings Week In Its 24 Year History
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|
|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|
|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|
|17||KING OF THE HILL||2/T||MTWTF..||150||2.2||3,196|
|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|
|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|
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.