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Syndicated TV Ratings: 'Big Bang Theory' Joins 'Judge Judy,' 'Wheel Of Fortune' On Top; 'Dr. Phil' Remains #1 Talk Show

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February 14th, 2012


The Big Bang Theory joined Judge Judy and Wheel of Fortune in a tie for the top syndicated show ratings based on household rating for the week ending February 5, 2012, though 'Wheel' had higher viewership.

Dr. Phil again topped talk shows for the 15th time this season.

Top 25 Syndicated Shows for the week ending February 5, 2012:

Rank Program Dist. Days HH Rating Viewers (000)
1 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 7.6 10,348
2 BIG BANG-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 7.6 11,832
3 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 7.6 12,002
4 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 6.5 9,918
5 JEOPARDY CTD MTWTF.. 6.2 9,653
6 BIG BANG WKND B (AT) WB ......S 4.9 7,976
7 BIG BANG WKND A (AT) WB ......S 4.7 7,703
8 Family Guy-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ......S 4.2 5,665
9 Family Guy-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 4.1 5,952
10 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.9 5,607
11 WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ......S 3.5 5,576
12 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.3 4,287
13 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 3.2 4,661
14 HOW I MET-MTHR-MF-SYN(AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 3.2 4,524
15 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.2 4,659
16 Criminal Minds-SYN (AT) CTD ......S 3.1 4,350
17 JUDGE JOE BROWN (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.0 4,171
18 DR. OZ SHOW (AT) SPT MTWTF.. 2.9 3,874
19 LAW & ORDER-SYN (AT) NBU ......S 2.8 3,972
20 TWO-HALF MEN WKND B (AT) WB ......S 2.8 4,197
21 LIVE WITH KELLY DAD MTWTF.. 2.7 3,656
22 WITHOUT A TRACE (AT) WB ......S 2.7 3,677
23 SEINFELD (AT) SPT MTWTF.. 2.6 3,748
24 EVRY LVS RAYMOND-SYN(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.6 3,753
25 LAW & ORDER: SVU-SYN (AT) NBU ......S 2.6 3,786

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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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