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 Men. Dr. 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|
|6||BIG BANG WKND B||WB||......S||5.3||8,554|
|7||BIG BANG WKND A||WB||......S||4.6||7,313|
|11||HOW I MET-MTHR-MF||2/T||MTWTF..||3.5||5,258|
|13||LAW & ORDER:CI-MF||NBU||MTWTF..||3.1||4,170|
|15||DR. OZ SHOW||SPT||.TWTF..||3.0||4,025|
|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|
|22||LIVE WITH KELLY||DAD||.TWTF..||2.7||3,554|
|23||LAW & ORDER||NBU||......S||2.7||3,559|
|25||EVRY LVS RAYMOND||CTD||MTWTF..||2.6||3,804|
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.