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Syndicated Ratings: In Repeats, Oprah Hits Another All-Time Low; Plus Judge Judy, Smackdown, Legend Of The Seeker

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July 14th, 2010

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
2 JEOPARDY CTD MTWTF.. 4.9 7,332
3 TWO-HALF MEN WB MTWTF.. 4.1 6,549
4 JUDGE JUDY CTD MTWTF.. 4.0 5,664
5 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD MTWTF.. 3.5 5,058
6 Family Guy-MF 2/T MTWTF.. 3.2 5,044
7 CSI NEW YORK CTD ......S 2.8 4,295
8 CENTURY PREMIERE 2/T ......S 2.8 4,285
9 EVRY LVS RAYMOND CTD MTWTF.. 3.0 4,261
10 LAW & ORDER:CI-WKL NBU ......S 2.9 4,069
11 GEORGE LOPEZ WB MTWTF.. 2.5 3,866
12 WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ......S 2.5 3,858
13 OFFICE NBU MTWTF.. 2.5 3,835
14 OPRAH WINFREY SHOW CTD MTWTF.. 2.9 3,799
15 SEINFELD SPT MTWTF.. 2.5 3,750
16 INSIDE EDITION CTD MTWTF.. 2.5 3,512
17 TWO-HALF MEN WKND B WB ......S 2.2 3,233
18 REVOLUTION 1A 2/T ......S 2.1 3,195
19 MAURY NBU MTWTF.. 2.1 3,144
20 KING OF THE HILL 2/T MTWTF.. 2.2 3,139
21 MILLIONAIRE DAD MTWTF.. 2.2 3,041
22 LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLY DAD MTWTF.. 2.3 2,967
23 SEINFELD-WKND SPT ......S 2.0 2,967
24 FRIENDS WB MTWTF.. 2.0 2,932
25 BONES 2/T ......S 1.8 2,715

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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
26-Jun-10 R 1.2 1.780
3-Jul-10 R 1.1 1.656

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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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