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Syndicated TV Ratings: 'Wheel of Fortune' Edges 'Big Bang,' 'Judge Judy' for Top Honors; 'Dr. Phil' Remains #1 Talk Show

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February 23rd, 2012

Wheel of Fortune narrowly edged The Big Bang Theory and Judge Judy in the syndicated show ratings based on household rating for the week ending February 12, 2012.

Dr. Phil again topped talk shows for the 16th time this season.

Top 25 Syndicated Shows for the week ending February 12, 2012:

Rank Program Dist Day HH Rating Viewers (000)
1 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 7.7 12324
2 BIG BANG-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 7.6 11760
3 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 7.6 10506
4 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 6.6 10073
5 JEOPARDY CTD MTWTF.. 6.4 10097
6 BIG BANG WKND B (AT) WB ......S 5.8 9207
7 BIG BANG WKND A (AT) WB ......S 4.7 7437
8 Family Guy-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 4.6 6930
9 Family Guy-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ......S 4.3 6346
10 WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ......S 4.1 6525
11 Criminal Minds-SYN (AT) CTD ......S 4.0 5743
12 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 4.0 5788
13 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.5 4585
14 HOW I MET-MTHR-WK-SYN(AT) 2/T ......S 3.4 4884
15 HOW I MET-MTHR-MF-SYN(AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 3.3 4636
16 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.3 4815
17 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 3.2 4745
18 DR. OZ SHOW (AT) SPT MTWTF.. 3.1 4043
19 JUDGE JOE BROWN (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.1 4308
20 LAW & ORDER-SYN (AT) NBU ......S 3.0 4101
21 TWO-HALF MEN WKND B (AT) WB ......S 2.9 4456
22 WITHOUT A TRACE (AT) WB ......S 2.9 4134
23 ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW WB MTWTF.. 2.7 3615
24 LIVE WITH KELLY DAD MTWTF.. 2.7 3616
25 SEINFELD (AT) SPT MTWTF.. 2.7 3921

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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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