Syndicated TV Ratings: ‘Judge Judy’ Edges ‘Wheel of Fortune’ For Top Honors; ‘Dr Phil’ Again Top Talk Show
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)|
|2||WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||MTWTF..||7.3||11,629|
|6||BIG BANG WKND B||WB||……S||5.7||9,275|
|7||BIG BANG WKND A||WB||……S||5.2||8,434|
|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|
|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|
|23||LAW & ORDER:CI-MF-SYN||NBU||MTWTF..||2.7||3,439|
|24||ACCESS HOLLYWD LV-WKD||NBU||……S||2.7||3,566|
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.
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.