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Syndicated Ratings: Once Again, Judge Judy Beats Oprah & Jerry Springer Beats Ellen DeGeneres

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August 25th, 2010

Once again we have the great pleasure to inform you that:

  • Wheel of Fortune is still the #1 show in syndication
  • Jeopardy is #2
  • Two and a Half Men was #3
  • Judge Judy was #4

Judge Judy beat Oprah for the 20th time in 22 weeks and still her honor can't get a cable network named after her.   Jerry Springer once again beat Ellen DeGeneres and Maury once again ruled The Talk show space with younger viewers (#1 with adults 18-34 and women 18-34).

Steve Wilkos had the best growth of all the talkers vs. last year growing 40%.  He too beat Ellen (1.998 million viewers vs. 1.904 million).

Friday Night Smackdown was out of the top 25, averaging 2.691  million viewers for the week and a 1.6 household rating on Friday, August 13.

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 15, 2010:

1 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 5.8 9,042
2 JEOPARDY CTD MTWTF.. 4.9 7,406
3 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 4.2 6,699
4 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 4.2 6,003
5 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.6 5,242
6 Family Guy-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 3.1 4,812
7 EVRY LVS RAYMOND-SYN(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.1 4,362
8 CSI NEW YORK-SYN(AT) CTD ......S 3.0 4,345
9 ESPN NFL PRESEASON THU ESP ...T... 2.7 4,121
10 OPRAH WINFREY SHOW CTD MTWTF.. 3.2 4,120
11 GEORGE LOPEZ (AT) WB MTWTF.. 2.6 4,115
12 LAW & ORDER:CI-WKL (AT) NBU ......S 2.8 3,985
13 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.7 3,914
14 OFFICE-SYN (AT) NBU MTWTF.. 2.6 3,821
15 SEINFELD-WKND (AT) SPT ......S 2.5 3,800
16 EVBDY LVS RAYMOND-WKD-SYN CTD ......S 2.5 3,604
17 SEINFELD (AT) SPT MTWTF.. 2.4 3,532
18 TWO-HALF MEN WKND B (AT) WB ......S 2.4 3,470
19 KING OF THE HILL-SYN(AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 2.3 3,388
20 CSI MIAMI-SYN (AT) CTD ......S 2.2 3,286
21 WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ......S 2.1 3,177
22 FRIENDS (AT) WB MTWTF.. 2.1 3,175
23 MILLIONAIRE (AT) DAD MTWTF.. 2.2 3,105
24 MAURY (AT) NBU MTWTF.. 2.1 3,087
25 GEORGE LOPEZ WKND A (AT) WB ......S 1.9 3,042

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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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