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Syndicated Ratings: When Will Judge Judy Get Her Own Cable Network?; Plus Smackdown, Seeker

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July 27th, 2010

At this point it is hardly a surprise to find that Oprah lost to her daytime archrival Judge Judy, it's the 16thtime in the last 18 weeks it has happened.  Alas, her honor has no book club or cable network named after her.  Yet.   Both Judge Judy and Oprah were in repeats, but Judy crushed Oprah anyway averaging 6.15 million to Oprah's 3.7 million.   Oprah was down 20% versus the same week last year, when the show was also in repeats.  Judge Judy was up 16% versus last year, when it too was in repeats.

Oprah's 2.8 household rating was the lowest in the show's history.

With overall syndication Judge Judy trailed only the usual top three of  Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, and Two and a Half Men.

The Ellen Degeneres Show was out of the top 25, averaging 2.06 million viewers and a 1.6 HH rating (tied for 37th) for the week.  

Bones fans should be happy to see it in the top 25 (note, the averages below do not include the numbers for the airings on TNT, but only national syndication).

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 out of the top 25, averaging 2.857  million viewers for the week and a 1.8 household rating on Friday, July 16.

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 18, 2010:
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Rank Program Network Day Duration HH Rating Viewers (000)
1 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 30 5.8 9,057
2 JEOPARDY CTD MTWTF.. 30 5.0 7,513
3 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 30 4.1 6,494
4 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 30 4.3 6,150
5 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 30 3.7 5,284
6 Family Guy-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 30 3.1 4,928
7 WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ......S 30 3.1 4,904
8 EVRY LVS RAYMOND-SYN(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 30 3.0 4,230
9 CSI NEW YORK-SYN(AT) CTD ......S 60 2.8 4,174
10 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 30 2.8 4,035
11 OFFICE-SYN (AT) NBU MTWTF.. 30 2.5 3,774
12 GEORGE LOPEZ (AT) WB MTWTF.. 30 2.4 3,737
13 SEINFELD (AT) SPT MTWTF.. 30 2.5 3,715
14 OPRAH WINFREY SHOW CTD MTWTF.. 60 2.8 3,703
15 LAW & ORDER:CI-WKL (AT) NBU ......S 60 2.6 3,558
16 SEINFELD-WKND (AT) SPT ......S 30 2.3 3,468
17 TWO-HALF MEN WKND B (AT) WB ......S 30 2.1 3,348
18 MILLIONAIRE (AT) DAD MTWTF.. 30 2.3 3,270
19 BONES-SYN (AT) 2/T ......S 60 2.1 3,262
20 KING OF THE HILL-SYN(AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 30 2.3 3,222
21 MAURY (AT) NBU MTWTF.. 60 2.1 3,091
22 LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLY DAD MTWTF.. 60 2.3 3,065
23 CSI MIAMI-SYN (AT) CTD ......S 60 2.0 3,055
24 EVBDY LVS RAYMOND-WKD-SYN CTD ......S 30 2.0 3,012
25 HOUSE-SYN (AT) NBU ......S 60 1.9 2,930

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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
10-Jul-10 R 1.2 1.897
17-Jul-10 R 1.2 1.744

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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