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Syndicated TV Ratings: 'Wheel Of Fortune' Back Ahead Of 'Judge Judy;' 'Dr. Oz' Is Top Talk Show

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January 18th, 2012


On the see saw that is the top of the syndicated weekly ratings, it was Wheel of Fortune moving back ahead of Judge Judy for the top spot in the syndicated ratings based on household ratings for the week ending January 8, 2011. Big Bang Theory continues strong, ahead of Two and a Half MenDr. Oz was the the top talk show, edging Dr. Phil.

The wacky time of year when Nielsen counts the local broadcast of the Monday & Thursday Night Football  games as syndicated shows is over until next football season.

Top 25 Syndicated Shows for the week ending January 8, 2012:

Rank Program Dist. Days HH rating Viewers (000)
1 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 7.6 12,183
2 JUDGE JUDY CTD .TWTF.. 7.4 10,165
3 BIG BANG WB MTWTF.. 6.8 10,929
4 TWO-HALF MEN WB MTWTF.. 6.7 10,412
5 JEOPARDY CTD MTWTF.. 6.2 9,657
6 BIG BANG WKND B WB ......S 5.3 8,554
7 BIG BANG WKND A WB ......S 4.6 7,313
8 Family Guy-MF 2/T MTWTF.. 4.1 6,118
9 Family Guy-WK 2/T ......S 4.1 6,251
10 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD MTWTF.. 3.8 5,588
11 HOW I MET-MTHR-MF 2/T MTWTF.. 3.5 5,258
12 FAMILY FEUD 2/T MTWTF.. 3.2 4,731
13 LAW & ORDER:CI-MF NBU MTWTF.. 3.1 4,170
14 INSIDE EDITION CTD MTWTF.. 3.1 4,405
15 DR. OZ SHOW SPT .TWTF.. 3.0 4,025
16 Criminal Minds CTD ......S 3.0 4,379
17 DR. PHIL SHOW CTD .TWTF.. 2.9 3,704
18 HOW I MET-MTHR-WK 2/T ......S 2.9 4,783
19 TWO-HALF MEN WKND B WB ......S 2.9 4,451
20 JUDGE JOE BROWN CTD MTWTF.. 2.8 3,864
21 MONK NBU ......S 2.8 4,003
22 LIVE WITH KELLY DAD .TWTF.. 2.7 3,554
23 LAW & ORDER NBU ......S 2.7 3,559
24 SEINFELD SPT MTWTF.. 2.6 3,748
25 EVRY LVS RAYMOND CTD MTWTF.. 2.6 3,804

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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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