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Syndicated Ratings: Jerry Springer, Law & Order Criminal Intent On Fire in Syndication

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August 31st, 2010

Once again (and still) we have the great pleasure to inform you that:

Judge Judy beat Oprah for the 21st time in 23 weeks and still her honor can't get a cable network named after her.   Jerry Springer once again beat Ellen DeGeneres. Springer is on a modest roll.  He's not at the top of the charts (or even in the top 25) but he had his best week in total viewers in over 3 years (August 20, 2007)  with 2.29 million.  Maury once again ruled the talk show space with younger viewers (#1 with adults 18-34 and women 18-34).

As for Law & Order: Criminal Intent its weekend syndication was #14 in viewing for the week and I bring that up just to have something new in one of these posts.

Friday Night Smackdown was out of the top 25, averaging 2.777  million viewers for the week and a 1.7 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.

ESPN Monday Night Football is syndicated to a local affiliate in the markets of the two teams playing.  Unfortunately (for us) Nielsen includes all of the viewing that happened on ESPN too (which was almost all of it) in the numbers below.

Top 25 Syndicated Shows for the week ending August 22, 2010:

Rank Program Network Day HH Rating Viewers (000)
1 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 5.7 8,890
2 JEOPARDY CTD MTWTF.. 4.7 6,981
3 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 4.4 6,835
4 ESPN NFL PRESEASON ESP M...... 3.9 6,087
5 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 4.1 5,923
6 Family Guy-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 3.1 4,898
7 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.4 4,741
8 CSI NEW YORK-SYN(AT) CTD ......S 3.0 4,486
9 EVRY LVS RAYMOND-SYN(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.1 4,456
10 OFFICE-SYN (AT) NBU MTWTF.. 2.7 4,115
11 OPRAH WINFREY SHOW CTD MTWTF.. 3.0 3,989
12 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.7 3,856
13 GEORGE LOPEZ (AT) WB MTWTF.. 2.4 3,829
14 LAW & ORDER:CI-WKL (AT) NBU ......S 2.6 3,783
15 TWO-HALF MEN WKND B (AT) WB ......S 2.5 3,667
16 SEINFELD (AT) SPT MTWTF.. 2.5 3,622
17 KING OF THE HILL-SYN(AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 2.2 3,237
18 MILLIONAIRE (AT) DAD MTWTF.. 2.3 3,203
19 BONES-SYN (AT) 2/T ......S 2.0 3,185
20 CSI MIAMI-SYN (AT) CTD ......S 2.1 3,137
21 MAURY (AT) NBU MTWTF.. 2.0 3,090
22 FRIENDS (AT) WB MTWTF.. 2.1 3,077
23 SEINFELD-WKND (AT) SPT ......S 2.1 2,995
24 EVBDY LVS RAYMOND-WKD-SYN CTD ......S 2.0 2,946
25 LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLY DAD MTWTF.. 2.2 2,879

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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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