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Syndicated TV Ratings: 'Judge Judy' Edges 'Wheel of Fortune' For Top Honors; 'Dr Phil' Again Top Talk Show

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March 13th, 2012

Judge Judy edged Wheel Of Fortune for the lead in the syndicated show ratings based on household ratings for the week ending March 4, 2012.

Dr. Phil again topped talk shows for the 19th time this season. With Oprah out of the picture, Dr. Phil also topped talk shows for the first February sweeps period in the show's history.

Top 25 Syndicated Shows for the week ending March 4, 2012:

Rank Program Dist. Days HH rating Viewers (000)
1 JUDGE JUDY CTD MTWTF.. 7.4 10,160
2 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 7.3 11,629
3 BIG BANG-SYN WB MTWTF.. 7.0 10,817
4 JEOPARDY CTD MTWTF.. 6.1 9,523
5 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN WB MTWTF.. 5.8 8,606
6 BIG BANG WKND B WB ......S 5.7 9,275
7 BIG BANG WKND A WB ......S 5.2 8,434
8 Family Guy-MF-SYN 2/T MTWTF.. 4.5 6,594
9 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD MTWTF.. 4.2 5,916
10 Family Guy-WK-SYN 2/T ......S 4.1 6,029
11 INSIDE EDITION CTD MTWTF.. 3.3 4,787
12 HOW I MET-MTHR-WK-SYN 2/T ......S 3.3 4,998
13 DR. PHIL SHOW CTD MTWTF.. 3.2 4,219
14 HOW I MET-MTHR-MF-SYN 2/T MTWTF.. 3.2 4,562
15 WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ......S 3.2 4,829
16 Criminal Minds-SYN CTD ......S 3.2 4,481
17 FAMILY FEUD 2/T MTWTF.. 3.1 4,547
18 DR. OZ SHOW SPT MTWTF.. 3.0 4,049
19 TWO-HALF MEN WKND B WB ......S 3.0 4,523
20 JUDGE JOE BROWN CTD MTWTF.. 2.8 3,976
21 LIVE WITH KELLY DAD MTWTF.. 2.7 3,596
22 MILLIONAIRE DAD MTWTF.. 2.7 3,776
23 LAW & ORDER:CI-MF-SYN NBU MTWTF.. 2.7 3,439
24 ACCESS HOLLYWD LV-WKD NBU ......S 2.7 3,566
25 SEINFELD SPT MTWTF.. 2.6 3,847

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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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