Syndicated TV Ratings: 'Judge Judy' Back Ahead Of 'Wheel Of Fortune;' 'Live With Kelly' Is Top Talk Show

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December 7th, 2011

In the see saw battle that is the top of the syndicated ratings, Judge Judy moved back ahead of Wheel of Fortune for the top spot in the syndicated ratings based on household ratings for the week ending November 27, 2011.  In the first week "post Regis", Live With Kelly edged Dr. Phil for the #1 spot for talk shows.

We've entered the wacky time of year when Nielsen counts the local broadcast of the Monday & Thursday Night Football  games as syndicated shows. While syndicated to the local markets of the teams playing, Nielsen also includes the numbers for viewing on ESPN & NFLN.

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

Rank Program Dist. Days HH Rating Viewers (000)
1 ESPN NFL REGULAR SEASON ESP M...... 8.5 13,501
2 JUDGE JUDY CTD MTW.... 7.4 10,171
4 2011 REG SEASON GAMES NFL ...T... 6.0 12,335
5 TWO-HALF MEN WB MTWTF.. 5.9 9,015
6 BIG BANG WB MTWTF.. 5.7 9,228
7 JEOPARDY CTD MTWTF.. 5.1 8,039
8 BIG BANG WKND B WB ......S 4.9 7,947
9 FAMILY GUY-WK 2/T ......S 4.7 6,788
10 BIG BANG WKND A WB ......S 4.3 7,068
11 2011 NFL REG SEA POSTGUN NFL ...T... 4.0 8,042
12 FAMILY GUY-MF 2/T MTWTF.. 3.8 5,776
14 2011 NFL REG SEA PREKICK NFL ...T... 3.8 8,419
15 LIVE WITH KELLY DAD MTW.... 3.4 4,511
16 DR. PHIL SHOW CTD MTW.... 3.3 4,337
17 INSIDE EDITION CTD MTW.... 3.3 4,701
18 WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ......S 3.2 4,923
19 CRIMINAL MINDS CTD ......S 3.0 4,196
20 HOW I MET-MTHR-MF 2/T MTWTF.. 2.9 4,366
21 DR. OZ SHOW SPT MTW.... 2.9 3,937
22 LAW & ORDER NBU ......S 2.9 4,046
23 TWO-HALF MEN WKND B WB ......S 2.9 4,424
24 JUDGE JOE BROWN CTD MTW.F.. 2.8 3,833
25 FUTURAMA 2/T .....SS 2.7 3,873


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.

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