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Syndicated Ratings: Jerry Springer Beats Ellen DeGeneres

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August 18th, 2010

So you're tired of the yapping about Judge Judy beating Oprah?   It happens so often now (and did again, for the 19th time in 21 weeks) that I don't blame you.  It's not quite as old as three years of always writing about Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy and Two and a Half Men topping the charts (which they did,  again), but it's getting old.

So how about something new?  The Ellen DeGeneres Show was way out of the top 25 and was tied for 50th in household rating after declining 13%, the largest decline of the week among talk shows, to a season low 1.4 rating.   Jerry Springer also had a 1.4 rating, but was headed in the other direction.  Springer's 1.4 was up 27% vs. the 1.1 it got for the same week the previous year.  And Springer averaged 2.04 million viewer's to Ellen's 1.957.

Friday Night Smackdown was out of the top 25, averaging 2.686  million viewers for the week and a 1.6 household rating on Friday, August 6.

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 8, 2010:

Rank Program Network Day HH Rating Viewers (000)
1 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 5.8 8,938
2 JEOPARDY CTD MTWTF.. 4.8 7,193
3 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 4.3 6,723
4 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 4.2 6,021
5 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.7 5,352
6 Family Guy-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 3.1 5,122
7 CSI NEW YORK-SYN(AT) CTD ......S 3.0 4,469
8 EVRY LVS RAYMOND-SYN(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.1 4,448
9 OPRAH WINFREY SHOW CTD MTWTF.. 3.2 4,279
10 WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ......S 2.7 4,107
11 OFFICE-SYN (AT) NBU MTWTF.. 2.5 3,817
12 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.6 3,766
13 LAW & ORDER:CI-WKL (AT) NBU ......S 2.6 3,752
14 GEORGE LOPEZ (AT) WB MTWTF.. 2.3 3,720
15 SEINFELD (AT) SPT MTWTF.. 2.5 3,587
16 SEINFELD-WKND (AT) SPT ......S 2.4 3,554
17 BUENA VISTA VII DAD ......S 2.2 3,511
18 TWO-HALF MEN WKND B (AT) WB ......S 2.4 3,485
19 KING OF THE HILL-SYN(AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 2.3 3,316
20 CSI MIAMI-SYN (AT) CTD ......S 2.1 3,205
21 FRIENDS (AT) WB MTWTF.. 2.1 3,166
22 MILLIONAIRE (AT) DAD MTWTF.. 2.2 3,116
23 TWO-HALF MEN WKND A (AT) WB ......S 2.1 3,115
24 LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLY DAD MTWTF.. 2.3 3,087
25 MAURY (AT) NBU MTWTF.. 2.0 3,062

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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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