Jeopardy saw its best rating in four years (since February 2007) in the week that featured two days with humans versus IBM's Watson computer. But it was all about the computer or at least the computer vs. humans. The first three days averaged a 7.9 household rating, but the final two days which only included humans vs. humans (and I believe the beginning of the 'Teen" tournament) scored a 6.5 and 5.7 rating respectively.
Top 25 Syndicated Shows for the week ending February 20, 2011:
|Rank||Program||Dist||Day||HH Rating||Viewers (000)|
|1||WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||MTWTF..||7.5||12,282|
|3||TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||6.0||9,712|
|4||OPRAH WINFREY SHOW||CTD||MTWTF..||5.6||7,551|
|5||JUDGE JUDY (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||4.5||6,403|
|6||FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||4.0||6,213|
|7||WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND||CTD||......S||4.0||6,573|
|9||TWO-HALF MEN WKND B (AT)||WB||......S||3.4||5,421|
|10||TWO-HALF MEN WKND A (AT)||WB||......S||3.2||5,281|
|11||DR. PHIL SHOW (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||3.1||4,100|
|12||INSIDE EDITION (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||2.9||4,264|
|13||LAW & ORDER:CI-WKL (AT)||NBU||......S||2.9||4,330|
|14||EVRY LVS RAYMOND-SYN(AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||2.8||4,027|
|15||CRIMINAL MINDS-SYN (AT)||CTD||......S||2.7||4,262|
|16||MY WIFE AND KIDS (AT)||DAD||MTWTF..||2.7||4,066|
|19||LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLY||DAD||MTWTF..||2.6||3,457|
|21||HOW I MET-MTHR-MF-SYN(AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||2.5||3,756|
|22||DR. OZ SHOW (AT)||SPT||MTWTF..||2.3||3,202|
|25||ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW||WB||MTWTF..||2.2||3,154|
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.
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.