Syndicated Ratings: In Repeats, Oprah Hits Another All-Time Low; Plus Judge Judy, Smackdown, Legend Of The Seeker
With the multiple caveats that it was a week of repeats, and in many markets syndicated shows were disrupted by Wimbledon tennis coverage, The Oprah Winfrey Show hit another 24 year all time low household rating (2.9), down 9% from the same week last year (also repeats).
Judge Judy’s household rating was up 9% vs. last year to a 4.0. This marks the 14th time in the past 16 weeks that Judy has topped Oprah.
As usual Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, and Two and a Half Men topped the syndicated show viewership for the week.
The Ellen Degeneres Show was out of the top 25, averaging 1.990 million viewers and a 1.5 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 was again just out of the top 25, averaging 2.642 million viewers for the week and a 1.7 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.
Top 25 Syndicated Shows for the week ending July 5, 2010:
|Rank||Program||Orig||Day(s)||HH Rating||Viewers (000)|
|1||WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||MTWTF..||5.7||8,956|
|7||CSI NEW YORK||CTD||……S||2.8||4,295|
|9||EVRY LVS RAYMOND||CTD||MTWTF..||3.0||4,261|
|10||LAW & ORDER:CI-WKL||NBU||……S||2.9||4,069|
|12||WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND||CTD||……S||2.5||3,858|
|14||OPRAH WINFREY SHOW||CTD||MTWTF..||2.9||3,799|
|17||TWO-HALF MEN WKND B||WB||……S||2.2||3,233|
|20||KING OF THE HILL||2/T||MTWTF..||2.2||3,139|
|22||LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLY||DAD||MTWTF..||2.3||2,967|
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.