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

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January 11th, 2012


Judge Judy stayed ahead of Wheel Of Fortune for the top spot in the syndicated ratings based on household ratings for the week ending January 1, 2011. Live With Kelly! was again the the top talk show.

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 January 1, 2012:

Rank Program Dist Day HH Rating Viewers (000)
1 ESPN NFL REGULAR SEASON ESP M...... 9.7 16687
2 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 7.6 10747
3 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 6.8 11000
4 BIG BANG-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 6.6 10905
5 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 5.9 9391
6 JEOPARDY CTD MTWTF.. 5.7 9017
7 BIG BANG WKND B (AT) WB ......S 5.0 8704
8 BIG BANG WKND A (AT) WB ......S 4.5 7637
9 Family Guy-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ......S 4.0 6250
10 Family Guy-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 3.7 5914
11 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.5 5152
12 HOW I MET-MTHR-MF-SYN(AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 3.4 5088
13 WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ......S 3.4 5219
14 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 3.2 4809
15 JUDGE JOE BROWN (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.2 4593
16 LAW & ORDER-SYN (AT) NBU ......S 3.2 4366
17 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.0 4420
18 HOW I MET-MTHR-WK-SYN(AT) 2/T ......S 3.0 4330
19 COLD CASE-SYN (AT) WB ......S 2.9 4466
20 LIVE WITH KELLY DAD MTWTF.. 2.9 3941
21 DR. OZ SHOW (AT) SPT MTWTF.. 2.9 3876
22 TWO-HALF MEN WKND B (AT) WB ......S 2.8 4433
23 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.7 3628
24 LAW & ORDER:CI-MF-SYN(AT) NBU MTWTF.. 2.7 3812
25 SEINFELD (AT) SPT MTWTF.. 2.7 3964

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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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