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Syndicated TV Ratings Top 25: Elizabeth Taylor's Death Sends Entertainment Magazines Higher

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April 7th, 2011

The typical top three of Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy and Two and a Half Men were still at the top of the charts for the week ending March 20.  Oprah was again in repeats for the week and gave way once again to Judge Judy for daytime supremacy.

Coverage of the life and death of Elizabeth Taylor sent the news magazines higher with Entertainment Tonight up 8% from the previous week to a 4.2 household ratingAccess Hollywood was up 10% to a season-high 2.3 household rating. Though not in the list below, Extra was up 12% to a season-high 1.9 household rating and The Insider was up a 20% to a 1.8 household rating.

Top 25 Syndicated Shows for the week ending March 27, 2011:

Rank Program Dist Day HH Rating Viewers (000)
1 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 6.5 10,530
2 JEOPARDY CTD MTWTF.. 5.8 9,137
3 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 5.4 8,539
4 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 4.3 6,155
5 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT(AT) CTD MTW.... 4.2 6,061
6 Family Guy-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 3.7 5,984
7 OPRAH WINFREY SHOW CTD MTWTF.. 3.4 4,686
8 Criminal Minds-SYN (AT) CTD ......S 3.0 4,557
9 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.9 4,236
10 TWO-HALF MEN WKND B (AT) WB ......S 2.9 4,441
11 LAW & ORDER:CI-WKL (AT) NBU ......S 2.7 3,944
12 TWO-HALF MEN WKND A (AT) WB ......S 2.6 4,168
13 MY WIFE AND KIDS (AT) DAD MTWTF.. 2.5 3,876
14 WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ......S 2.5 3,976
15 LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLY DAD MTWTF.. 2.5 3,299
16 SEINFELD (AT) SPT MTWTF.. 2.5 3,716
17 EVRY LVS RAYMOND-SYN(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.5 3,567
18 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.4 3,347
19 SEINFELD-WKND (AT) SPT ......S 2.4 3,675
20 MILLIONAIRE (AT) DAD MTWTF.. 2.3 3,268
21 ACCESS HOLLYWOOD (AT) NBU MTWTF.. 2.3 3,244
22 OFFICE-SYN (AT) NBU MTWTF.. 2.3 3,512
23 WITHOUT A TRACE (AT) WB ......S 2.3 3,536
24 DR. OZ SHOW (AT) SPT MTWTF.. 2.3 3,089
25 ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW WB MTWTF.. 2.2 3,080

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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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