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Syndicated TV Ratings Top 25: Dr. Phil Bolstered By Golden-Voiced Ted Williams

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January 26th, 2011

Note: the table below is now ranked by household rating, 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 The Simpsons on The List Below?!

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.

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
2 JEOPARDY CTD MTWTF.. 6.6 10,399
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
6 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 4.4 6,477
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
12 Criminal Minds-SYN (AT) CTD ......S 3.0 4,603
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
17 SEINFELD (AT) SPT MTWTF.. 2.7 4,108
18 MONK-SYN (AT) NBU ......S 2.6 3,811
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
22 MILLIONAIRE (AT) DAD MTWTF.. 2.4 3,600
23 TWO-HALF MEN WKND A (AT) WB ......S 2.4 3,749
24 WITHOUT A TRACE (AT) WB ......S 2.4 3,662
25 OFFICE-SYN (AT) NBU MTWTF.. 2.3 3,577

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Why Aren't The Simpsons on 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.

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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: ©2011 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

 
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