Note: the table below is now ranked by household, which is the industry standard when it comes to focusing on syndicated ratings. All ratings Live+SD (same day DVR viewing).
Things at the very top of the chart didn't change much (and rarely do) from the previous week, but Dr. Phil had a standout week. Spurred by his show with the golden voiced, homeless YouTube sensation Ted Williams, Dr. Phil surged 21% from the previous week to his best ratings in nearly two years with a 3.4 rating. Given the delays with syndicated ratings they already seem like a time capsule. On the January 12 show, Dr. Phil encouraged Mr. Williams to enter rehab, which he did. But it was a short stay.
Why Aren't Theon The List Below?!
While Therepeats are available nationally its ratings are not counted in the weekly syndicated ratings because The does not sell any national advertising in syndication.
Top 25 Syndicated Shows for the week ending January 16, 2011:
|Rank||Program||Dist||Day||HH Rating||Viewers (000)|
|1||WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||MTWTF..||8.1||13,095|
|3||TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||6.2||10,276|
|4||JUDGE JUDY (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||4.9||7,049|
|5||OPRAH WINFREY SHOW||CTD||MTWTF..||4.6||6,289|
|7||FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||4.1||6,527|
|8||DR. PHIL SHOW (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||3.4||4,637|
|9||INSIDE EDITION (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||3.3||4,779|
|10||LAW & ORDER:CI-WKL (AT)||NBU||......S||3.2||5,012|
|11||EVRY LVS RAYMOND-SYN(AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||3.0||4,463|
|13||LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLY||DAD||MTWTF..||2.9||3,781|
|14||MY WIFE AND KIDS (AT)||DAD||MTWTF..||2.9||4,579|
|15||TWO-HALF MEN WKND B (AT)||WB||......S||2.8||4,571|
|16||DR. OZ SHOW (AT)||SPT||MTWTF..||2.7||3,694|
|19||HOW I MET-MTHR-MF-SYN(AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||2.6||4,030|
|20||WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND||CTD||......S||2.6||4,090|
|21||ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW||WB||MTWTF..||2.5||3,493|
|23||TWO-HALF MEN WKND A (AT)||WB||......S||2.4||3,749|
|24||WITHOUT A TRACE (AT)||WB||......S||2.4||3,662|
Why Aren't Theon This List?!
Yes, twice with this disclaimer.
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.
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: ©2011 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.