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Syndicated TV Ratings Top 25: 'Live' Doesn't See Much Boost from Regis' Departure Announcement

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February 2nd, 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).

As usual, no change at the top of the weekly syndicated rankings.

Live with Regis & Kelly (3.0, up 3% from the week before) didn't get much boost after Regis Philbin announced his impending departure on Tuesday, January 18.   The ratings for Ashton Kutcher’s stint as a replacement for Regis on Friday, January 21 (3.2) were 152,000 viewers higher than those for Regis’ farewell announcement on January 18 (3.1).  For the curious on Monday January 17  (the day before the announcement) 'Live" had a 2.9 rating, and the day after the announcement it was back to a 2.9.  Thursday's episode had a 2.8 household rating.

Top 25 Syndicated Shows for the week ending January 23, 2011:

Rank Program Dist Day HH Rating Viewers (000)
1 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 8.0 12,997
2 JEOPARDY CTD MTWTF.. 6.5 10,267
3 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 6.2 10,133
4 OPRAH WINFREY SHOW CTD MTWTF.. 5.0 7,069
5 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 4.7 6,776
6 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 4.4 6,497
7 FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 4.2 6,612
8 TWO-HALF MEN WKND B (AT) WB ......S 3.5 5,563
9 WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ......S 3.5 5,747
10 TWO-HALF MEN WKND A (AT) WB ......S 3.3 5,126
11 LAW & ORDER:CI-WKL (AT) NBU ......S 3.2 4,914
12 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.1 4,641
13 EVRY LVS RAYMOND-SYN(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.0 4,420
14 LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLY DAD MTWTF.. 3.0 3,955
15 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.9 4,008
16 SEINFELD-WKND (AT) SPT ......S 2.9 4,334
17 CRIMINAL MINDS-SYN (AT) CTD ......S 2.9 4,465
18 DR. OZ SHOW (AT) SPT MTWTF.. 2.8 3,757
19 SEINFELD (AT) SPT MTWTF.. 2.8 4,178
20 MY WIFE AND KIDS (AT) DAD MTWTF.. 2.7 4,019
21 HOW I MET-MTHR-MF-SYN(AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 2.5 3,754
22 ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW WB MTWTF.. 2.4 3,349
23 NUMB3RS-SYN (AT) CTD ......S 2.4 3,487
24 MILLIONAIRE (AT) DAD MTWTF.. 2.4 3,472
25 JUDGE JOE BROWN (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.3 3,136

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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.

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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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