Syndicated Ratings: Oprah Still Ahead of Judge Judy; Monk Lives On
The numbers below are for the week ending October 31, and the “November sweep” period began on October 28. The top of the chart looked the same as last week with Oprah once again ahead of Judge Judy.
Dr. Phil (3,599,000 average viewers per program) the #2 overall syndie talk show in every major sweep since his 2002 debut, was up 4% from the prior week to a second straight weekly season high of a 2.7 household rating. Live with Regis and Kelly (3,384,000 average viewers) added 8% to a new season high 2.6 household rating. Ellen DeGeneres (2,950,000 average viewers) rose 10% to a new season high of 2.2. Dr. Oz (2,973,000 average viewers ) dropped 4% for a 4th place tie with Ellen. Talk show leader Oprah (6,980,000) remained unchanged at a 5.2 household rating.
Though Ellen was ahead of Maury in household rating (2.2 vs. 2.0), Maury edged Ellen in total viewer average (2,957,000 vs. 2,950,000) and bested Ellen in the demos.
Top 25 Syndicated Shows for the week ending October 31, 2010:
|Rank||Program||Dist||Day||HH Rating||Viewers (000)|
|1||ESPN NFL REGULAR SEASON||ESP||M……||11.7||18,872|
|2||WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||MTWTF..||6.7||10,581|
|4||TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||5.3||8,322|
|5||OPRAH WINFREY SHOW||CTD||MTWTF..||5.2||6,980|
|6||FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……S||4.2||6,271|
|7||JUDGE JUDY (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||4.2||5,969|
|9||FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||3.1||4,827|
|10||TWO-HALF MEN WKND B (AT)||WB||……S||2.9||4,772|
|11||CRIMINAL MINDS-SYN (AT)||CTD||……S||3.0||4,557|
|12||TWO-HALF MEN WKND A (AT)||WB||……S||2.7||4,192|
|13||INSIDE EDITION (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||2.9||4,167|
|14||EVRY LVS RAYMOND-SYN(AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||2.7||3,905|
|15||MY WIFE AND KIDS (AT)||DAD||MTWTF..||2.6||3,833|
|16||DR. PHIL SHOW (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||2.7||3,599|
|17||LAW & ORDER:CI-WKL (AT)||NBU||……S||2.3||3,476|
|18||GEORGE LOPEZ (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||2.4||3,471|
|19||HOW I MET-MTHR-MF-SYN(AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||2.3||3,453|
|20||WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND||CTD||……S||2.2||3,393|
|21||LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLY||DAD||MTWTF..||2.6||3,384|
|23||AMERICAN DAD-SYN (AT)||2/T||…..SS||2.3||3,320|
|24||GEORGE LOPEZ WKND B (AT)||WB||……S||2.0||3,273|
Why Aren’t The Simpsons on This List?!
While The Simpsons repeats are available nationally its ratings are not counted in the weekly syndicated ratings because The Simpsons does not sell any national advertising in syndication.
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. As a result, for the rest of football season Monday Night Football will show up at the top of this chart most weeks during football season because that’s how Nielsen reports the data.
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.
AT = Additional Time/Telecasts, more than the typical number of episodes or time periods/week.
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