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

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January 31st, 2012


Wheel of Fortune stayed ahead of Judge Judy for the top spot based on household ratings for the week ending January 22, 2011. Big Bang Theory continues strong, ahead of Two and a Half Men., and looks like it may soon challenge the perennial leaders.

Dr. Phil topped Dr. Oz for top talk show honors.

Top 25 Syndicated Shows for the week ending January 22, 2012:

Rank Program Dist. Days HH rating Viewers (000)
1 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 7.7 12,500
2 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 7.5 10,682
3 BIG BANG-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 7.4 12,047
4 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 7.1 11,036
5 JEOPARDY CTD MTWTF.. 6.4 10,165
6 BIG BANG WKND B (AT) WB ......S 5.3 8,670
7 BIG BANG WKND A (AT) WB ......S 4.8 7,710
8 Family Guy-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ......S 4.3 6,636
9 Family Guy-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 4.2 6,303
10 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 4.1 5,953
11 HOW I MET-MTHR-MF-SYN(AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 3.8 5,464
12 WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ......S 3.7 5,878
13 HOW I MET-MTHR-WK-SYN(AT) 2/T ......S 3.5 5,621
14 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.4 5,010
15 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.2 4,232
16 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 3.2 4,768
17 TWO-HALF MEN WKND B (AT) WB ......S 3.1 4,773
18 DR. OZ SHOW (AT) SPT MTWTF.. 3.0 4,022
19 JUDGE JOE BROWN (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.9 4,014
20 LAW & ORDER:CI-MF-SYN(AT) NBU MTWTF.. 2.9 3,910
21 Futurama-SYN (AT) 2/T .....SS 2.9 4,021
22 Criminal Minds-SYN (AT) CTD ......S 2.9 4,293
23 LIVE WITH KELLY DAD MTWTF.. 2.7 3,663
24 MILLIONAIRE (AT) DAD MTWTF.. 2.7 3,856
25 MAURY (AT) NBU MTWTF.. 2.6 3,631

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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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