Judge Judy got a ratings present as she moved past Wheel Of Fortune for the top spot in the syndicated ratings based on household ratings for Christmas week ending December 25, 2011. Live With Kelly! was the top talk show, well ahead of Dr. Phil, who may have been in repeats.
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 December 25, 2011:
|Rank||Program||Dist.||Days||HH Rating||Viewers (000)|
|1||ESPN NFL REGULAR SEASON||ESP||M......||10.8||17,763|
|3||WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||MTWTF..||7.1||11,390|
|4||BIG BANG THEORY||WB||MTWTF..||6.5||10,495|
|7||MADE IN HOLLYWOOD(S)-12/25/2011||CEC||......S||5.2||6,810|
|9||BIG BANG WKND B||WB||......S||3.8||6,302|
|10||HOW I MET-MTHR-MF||2/T||MTWTF..||3.5||5,241|
|13||2011 REG SEASON GAMES||NFL||...T...||3.3||5,479|
|14||BIG BANG WKND A||WB||......S||3.3||5,445|
|15||LIVE WITH KELLY||DAD||MTWTF..||3.0||4,008|
|17||HOW I MET-MTHR-WK||2/T||......S||3.0||4,639|
|18||JUDGE JOE BROWN||CTD||MTWTF..||2.9||4,025|
|20||2011 NFL REG SEA POSTGUN||NFL||...T...||2.8||4,751|
|22||THAT 70S SHOW-MF||2/T||MTWTF..||2.7||4,345|
|24||LAW & ORDER||NBU||......S||2.7||3,826|
|25||DR. PHIL SHOW||CTD||MTWTF..||2.6||3,461|
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.