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

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February 7th, 2012

Judge Judy and Wheel of Fortune tied for the top spot based on household rating for the week ending January 29, 2011, though 'Wheel' had higher viewership. Big Bang Theory continued strong ahead of Two and a Half Men and is stalking the top of the leader board.

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

Top 25 Syndicated Shows for the week ending January 29, 2012:

Rank Program Dist Day HH Rating Viewers (000)
1 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 7.6 10607
2 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 7.6 12084
3 BIG BANG-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 7.3 11522
4 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 6.4 9903
5 JEOPARDY CTD MTWTF.. 6.2 9678
6 BIG BANG WKND B (AT) WB ......S 5.7 9372
7 BIG BANG WKND A (AT) WB ......S 5.2 8617
8 Family Guy-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ......S 4.2 6249
9 Family Guy-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 4.1 6108
10 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.9 5521
11 WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ......S 3.7 5912
12 HOW I MET-MTHR-MF-SYN(AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 3.4 4827
13 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.3 4723
14 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.2 4253
15 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 3.1 4618
16 JUDGE JOE BROWN (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.1 4248
17 Criminal Minds-SYN (AT) CTD ......S 3.0 4260
18 TWO-HALF MEN WKND B (AT) WB ......S 3.0 4473
19 DR. OZ SHOW (AT) SPT MTWTF.. 2.9 3899
20 HOW I MET-MTHR-WK-SYN(AT) 2/T ......S 2.9 3964
21 Futurama-SYN (AT) 2/T .....SS 2.7 3803
22 LAW & ORDER-SYN (AT) NBU ......S 2.7 3832
23 SEINFELD (AT) SPT MTWTF.. 2.7 3907
24 MONK-SYN (AT) NBU ......S 2.7 4176
25 LAW & ORDER:CI-MF-SYN(AT) NBU MTWTF.. 2.7 3637

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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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