Syndicated Ratings: Once Again, Judge Judy Beats Oprah & Jerry Springer Beats Ellen DeGeneres
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|
|3||TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||4.2||6,699|
|4||JUDGE JUDY (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||4.2||6,003|
|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|
|16||EVBDY LVS RAYMOND-WKD-SYN||CTD||……S||2.5||3,604|
|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|
|25||GEORGE LOPEZ WKND A (AT)||WB||……S||1.9||3,042|
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.