Syndicated Ratings: Oprah Maintains Commanding Lead Over Judge Judy
Note: the table below is now ranked by household rating, which is the industry standard when it comes to focusing on syndicated ratings.
Wheel of Fortune was still #1, and Two and a Half Men once again edged out Jeopardy. Oprah was down slightly from the previous week once again out-rated Judge Judy (by over 25%) and averaged more viewers as well. But while Oprah fell 5% from the previous week, Judge Judy held her ground with household rating.
Several talk shows that aren’t in the list below but still had good weeks: Maury (2.1, up 5%), The Doctors (1.9, up 6%), Steve Wilkos (1.5, up 7%), and Wendy Williams (1.2, up 9%) all scored new season highs, with The Doctors hitting its best rating in 38 weeks.
Top 25 Syndicated Shows for the week ending November 21, 2010:
|Rank||Program||Dist||Day||HH Rating||Viewers (000)|
|1||ESPN NFL REGULAR SEASON||ESP||M……||9.7||15,757|
|2||WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||MTWTF..||7.4||11,898|
|3||TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||6.1||9,608|
|5||OPRAH WINFREY SHOW||CTD||MTWTF..||5.8||7,957|
|6||FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……S||5.3||8,957|
|7||JUDGE JUDY (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||4.6||6,567|
|8||2010 NFL REG SEASON GAMES||NFL||…T…||4.2||7,166|
|10||TWO-HALF MEN WKND B (AT)||WB||……S||3.2||5,006|
|11||FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||3.1||5,035|
|12||INSIDE EDITION (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||3.1||4,409|
|13||TWO-HALF MEN WKND A (AT)||WB||……S||3.0||4,702|
|14||DR. PHIL SHOW (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||2.9||3,911|
|15||CRIMINAL MINDS-SYN (AT)||CTD||……S||2.8||4,258|
|16||EVRY LVS RAYMOND-SYN(AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||2.8||4,044|
|19||2010 NFL REG SEA POSTGUN||NFL||…T…||2.7||4,419|
|20||MY WIFE AND KIDS (AT)||DAD||MTWTF..||2.7||4,116|
|21||2010 NFL REG SEA PRE-KICK||NFL||…T…||2.5||4,185|
|22||LAW & ORDER:CI-WKL (AT)||NBU||……S||2.4||3,511|
|24||DR. OZ SHOW (AT)||SPT||MTWTF..||2.4||3,301|
|25||LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLY||DAD||MTWTF..||2.4||3,198|
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.
Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2010 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.