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Syndicated TV Ratings Top 25: 'Wheel,' 'Jeopardy,' and 'Two and a Half Men' Continue to Dominate

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February 23rd, 2011

Things were normal at the top for the week ending February 13 and Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, Two and a Half Men, The Oprah Winfrey Show and Judge Judy assumed their usual positions as the top four shows in the rankings.  Overall syndication was pushed down a bit for the week as some syndicated shows were partially preempted in some markets for President Obama's February 11 speech on Egypt and the resignation of Hosni Mubarak.

Note: the numbers here are for the week ending February 13, so they do not include the Jeopardy numbers for "humans vs. the computer." Those numbers will be in next week's report, and the numbers will be good. You can check out the preliminary numbers for the first two days.

Top 25 Syndicated Shows for the week ending February 13, 2011:

Rank Program Dist Day HH Rating Viewers (000)
1 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 7.9 12,969
2 JEOPARDY CTD MTWTF.. 6.5 10,241
3 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 6.1 9,932
4 OPRAH WINFREY SHOW CTD MTWTF.. 5.7 7,848
5 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 4.7 6,663
6 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 4.3 6,303
7 FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 4.0 6,267
8 TWO-HALF MEN WKND B (AT) WB ......S 3.6 5,786
9 WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ......S 3.6 5,665
10 Criminal Minds-SYN (AT) CTD ......S 3.4 5,120
11 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.3 4,857
12 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.1 4,282
13 LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLY DAD MTWTF.. 3.1 4,156
14 EVRY LVS RAYMOND-SYN(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.9 4,210
15 TWO-HALF MEN WKND A (AT) WB ......S 2.9 4,795
16 LAW & ORDER:CI-WKL (AT) NBU ......S 2.7 4,113
17 SEINFELD (AT) SPT MTWTF.. 2.7 4,067
18 ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW WB MTWTF.. 2.6 3,586
19 HOW I MET-MTHR-MF-SYN(AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 2.5 3,861
20 DR. OZ SHOW (AT) SPT MTWTF.. 2.5 3,317
21 MY WIFE AND KIDS (AT) DAD MTWTF.. 2.4 3,717
22 SEINFELD-WKND (AT) SPT ......S 2.4 3,573
23 OFFICE-SYN (AT) NBU MTWTF.. 2.4 3,755
24 MILLIONAIRE (AT) DAD MTWTF.. 2.3 3,293
25 NUMB3RS-SYN (AT) CTD ......S 2.3 3,427

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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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