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Syndicated TV Ratings Top 25: Pat & Vanna, Trebek, Charlie Sheen and Oprah Still on Top

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March 15th, 2011

Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, Two and a Half Men, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and Judge Judy made up the top five...again. Lather, rinse, repeat.

Though Maury didn't make the top 25, he was tied with Oprah among talk shows in adults 18-34 with a 1.1 rating.  With adults 18-49 Oprah had a wide lead (1.8 vs. Maury's 1.2).  But Two and a Half Men's 3.2 adults 18-49 rating had a commanding lead for the week. Family Guy was second with adults 18-49 with a 2.7 rating.  Family Guy was the top syndicated show with adults 18-34 with a 3.7 rating, bettering Two and a Half Men's 3.3 adults 18-34 rating.

You won't see Steve Wilkos in the top 25, but among talk shows, his year over year gains for February (8%) trailed only Oprah's (12%).

Top 25 Syndicated Shows for the week ending March 6, 2011:

Rank Program Dist Day HH Rating Viewers (000)
1 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 7.5 12,160
2 JEOPARDY CTD MTWTF.. 6.4 9,940
3 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 5.9 9,395
4 OPRAH WINFREY SHOW CTD MTWTF.. 4.7 6,403
5 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 4.5 6,529
6 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 4.2 6,155
7 FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 3.9 6,178
8 WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ......S 3.4 5,430
9 TWO-HALF MEN WKND B (AT) WB ......S 3.2 5,264
10 Criminal Minds-SYN (AT) CTD ......S 3.2 4,600
11 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.1 4,529
12 TWO-HALF MEN WKND A (AT) WB ......S 3.0 4,813
13 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.9 3,956
14 LAW & ORDER:CI-WKL (AT) NBU ......S 2.9 4,282
15 MY WIFE AND KIDS (AT) DAD MTWTF.. 2.7 4,145
16 SEINFELD-WKND (AT) SPT ......S 2.7 4,159
17 LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLY DAD MTWTF.. 2.6 3,495
18 SEINFELD (AT) SPT MTWTF.. 2.6 3,852
19 EVRY LVS RAYMOND-SYN(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.5 3,552
20 BONES-SYN (AT) 2/T ......S 2.5 3,819
21 HOW I MET-MTHR-MF-SYN(AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 2.4 3,612
22 ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW WB MTWTF.. 2.3 3,283
23 CLOSER (AT) WB ......S 2.3 3,611
24 OFFICE-SYN (AT) NBU MTWTF.. 2.3 3,588
25 NUMB3RS-SYN (AT) CTD ......S 2.3 3,390

 

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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