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Syndicated Ratings: Judge Judy Smackdown of Oprah Continues

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August 3rd, 2010

She doesn't have a book club.  I'm not sure anybody cares who she voted for in the presidential election.  She's never been a judge on American Idol (though how cool would that be?) but when it comes to daytime television,  Judge Judy is the only judge who matters.

Ellen averaged a a 1.6 household rating and 2.28 million.  Judge Judy averaged a 4.3 household rating and 6.15 million.

Oprah at least bounced up a tiny bit to a 3.0 household rating versus the previous week's 2.8 that 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 (and in household rating she was actually ahead of "Men").

Those of you looking for more info on Maury, Jerry Springer or Steve Wilkos ratings for the week ending July 25, click here.

Friday Night Smackdown was out of the top 25, averaging 3.023  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 25, 2010:

Rank Program Network Day Duration HH Rating Viewers (000)
1 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 30 5.8 9,059
2 JEOPARDY CTD MTWTF.. 30 4.9 7,420
3 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 30 4.2 6,550
4 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 30 4.3 6,154
5 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 30 3.6 5,186
6 Family Guy-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 30 3.1 5,021
7 WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ......S 30 3.1 4,815
8 CSI NEW YORK-SYN(AT) CTD ......S 60 3.0 4,469
9 EVRY LVS RAYMOND-SYN(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 30 3.0 4,341
10 GEORGE LOPEZ (AT) WB MTWTF.. 30 2.6 4,034
11 OFFICE-SYN (AT) NBU MTWTF.. 30 2.7 4,025
12 OPRAH WINFREY SHOW CTD MTWTF.. 60 3.0 3,916
13 LAW & ORDER:CI-WKL (AT) NBU ......S 60 2.8 3,809
14 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 30 2.7 3,753
15 SEINFELD (AT) SPT MTWTF.. 30 2.5 3,701
16 TWO-HALF MEN WKND B (AT) WB ......S 30 2.3 3,474
17 SEINFELD-WKND (AT) SPT ......S 30 2.3 3,321
18 EVBDY LVS RAYMOND-WKD-SYN CTD ......S 30 2.2 3,306
19 KING OF THE HILL-SYN(AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 30 2.2 3,282
20 CSI MIAMI-SYN (AT) CTD ......S 60 2.2 3,251
21 MAURY (AT) NBU MTWTF.. 60 2.1 3,222
22 GEORGE LOPEZ WKND B (AT) WB ......S 30 2.1 3,085
23 BONES-SYN (AT) 2/T ......S 60 2.1 3,060
24 FRIENDS (AT) WB MTWTF.. 30 2.1 3,056
25 MILLIONAIRE (AT) DAD MTWTF.. 30 2.2 3,046

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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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