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

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January 25th, 2012

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On the see saw that is the top of the syndicated weekly ratings, Wheel of Fortune stayed ahead of Judge Judy for the top spot based on household ratings for the week ending January 15, 2011. Big Bang Theory continues strong, ahead of Two and a Half Men

Dr. Phil edged Dr. Oz for top talk show honors though Dr. Oz had its best week ever with women 25-54 (and was the top talk show in that demographic).

Top 25 Syndicated Shows for the week ending January 15, 2012:

Rank Program Dist Day HH rating Viewers (000)
1 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 7.8   12,370
2 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 7.6   10,562
3 BIG BANG-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 7.0   11,126
4 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 6.6   10,274
5 JEOPARDY CTD MTWTF.. 6.3     9,880
6 BIG BANG WKND B (AT) WB ......S 4.9     7,961
7 Family Guy-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ......S 4.4     6,344
8 BIG BANG WKND A (AT) WB ......S 4.4     7,015
9 Family Guy-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 4.3     6,546
10 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.9     5,690
11 Criminal Minds-SYN (AT) CTD ......S 3.8     5,170
12 HOW I MET-MTHR-MF-SYN(AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 3.4     5,127
13 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.3     4,731
14 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.2     4,182
15 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 3.2     4,676
16 JUDGE JOE BROWN (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.0     4,089
17 DR. OZ SHOW (AT) SPT MTWTF.. 3.0     4,127
18 TWO-HALF MEN WKND B (AT) WB ......S 3.0     4,480
19 MONK-SYN (AT) NBU ......S 2.8     4,076
20 Futurama-SYN (AT) 2/T .....SS 2.8     3,758
21 LAW & ORDER:CI-MF-SYN(AT) NBU MTWTF.. 2.7     3,633
22 LIVE WITH KELLY DAD MTWTF.. 2.7     3,583
23 LAW & ORDER-SYN (AT) NBU ......S 2.7     3,673
24 WITHOUT A TRACE (AT) WB ......S 2.7     3,721
25 MILLIONAIRE (AT) DAD MTWTF.. 2.6     3,699

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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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