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Syndicated Ratings: Judge Judy Beats Oprah For 18th Time in 20 Weeks

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August 10th, 2010

Ellen came in a seven-way tie for 45th and Judge Judy bested Oprah for daytime supremacy for the 18th time in the last 20 weeks.

Yes,  Oprah was in repeats, but...so was Judge Judy. Judge Judy averaged 5.9 million and a 4.2 household rating compared to Oprah's 4.2 million viewers and a 3.1 rating.

Maury had a really good July.  Versus other talk shows (not Judge Judy) he swept many demographics, winning adults 18-49, adults 18-34,  women 18-49, and women 18-34 and among talkers trailed only Oprah in viewers both for the week below and the whole month of July.

Maury's 3.17 million average for July was up 23% versus last year and the 1.2 adults 18-49 rating was up 33%.   Good growth for a show about to enter its 13th season.

Ellen averaged a a 1.6 household rating and 2.2 million viewers.

Friday Night Smackdown was out of the top 25, averaging 2.76  million viewers for the week and a 1.6 household rating on Friday, July 30.

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 August 1, 2010:

Rank Program Network Day HH Rating Viewers (000)
1 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 5.7 8,853
2 JEOPARDY CTD MTWTF.. 5.1 7,748
3 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 4.2 6,631
4 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 4.2 5,931
5 FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 3.2 5,086
6 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.5 5,006
7 WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ......S 3.0 4,681
8 CSI NEW YORK-SYN(AT) CTD ......S 3.0 4,299
9 EVRY LVS RAYMOND-SYN(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.9 4,231
10 OPRAH WINFREY SHOW CTD MTWTF.. 3.1 4,156
11 GEORGE LOPEZ (AT) WB MTWTF.. 2.5 4,011
12 BUENA VISTA XI DAD ......S 2.5 3,841
13 OFFICE-SYN (AT) NBU MTWTF.. 2.5 3,838
14 SEINFELD (AT) SPT MTWTF.. 2.5 3,756
15 LAW & ORDER:CI-WKL (AT) NBU ......S 2.7 3,755
16 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.6 3,723
17 TWO-HALF MEN WKND B (AT) WB ......S 2.4 3,699
18 SEINFELD-WKND (AT) SPT ......S 2.4 3,665
19 IMAGINATION VII DAD ......S 2.5 3,660
20 REVOLUTION 1 2/T ......S 2.3 3,535
21 CENTURY 20 2/T ......S 2.2 3,498
22 BONES-SYN (AT) 2/T ......S 2.2 3,396
23 KING OF THE HILL-SYN(AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 2.2 3,391
24 MILLIONAIRE (AT) DAD MTWTF.. 2.3 3,278
25 MAURY (AT) NBU MTWTF.. 2.1 3,219

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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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