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Syndicated Ratings: Oprah Still Ahead of Judge Judy; Monk Lives On

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November 9th, 2010

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
3 JEOPARDY CTD MTWTF.. 5.6 8,585
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
8 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.9 5,608
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
22 SEINFELD (AT) SPT MTWTF.. 2.3 3,361
23 AMERICAN DAD-SYN (AT) 2/T .....SS 2.3 3,320
24 GEORGE LOPEZ WKND B (AT) WB ......S 2.0 3,273
25 MONK-SYN (AT) NBU ......S 2.2 3,247

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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.

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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.

AT = Additional Time/Telecasts, more than the typical number of episodes or time periods/week.

Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2010 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

 
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