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Syndicated TV Ratings: 'Wheel Of Fortune' Tops 'Big Bang Theory' & 'Judge Judy;' 'Dr. Oz' Ties 'Dr. Phil' With NCAA Assist

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March 27th, 2012


In a week that had significant pre-emptions for the Men's NCAA Basketball tournament, Wheel Of Fortune moved back ahead of The Big Bang Theory and Judge Judy into sole possession of the lead in the syndicated show ratings based on household ratings for the week ending March 18, 2012 and it led in total viewers, too.

Pre-empted 41 times by NCAA Basketball, Dr. Phil fell back into a tie with Dr. Oz in HH ratings for the week among talk shows.

Top 25 Syndicated Shows for the week ending March 18, 2012:

Syndicated Top 25
Rank Program Dist. Days HH Rating Viewers (000)
1 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTW.... 6.9 10,902
2 BIG BANG-SYN WB MTWTF.. 6.6 10,328
3 JUDGE JUDY CTD MTWTF.. 6.3 8,779
4 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN WB MTWTF.. 5.8 8,860
5 JEOPARDY CTD MTWTF.. 5.4 8,418
6 BIG BANG WKND B WB ......S 4.8 7,582
7 BIG BANG WKND A WB ......S 4.6 7,160
8 Family Guy-WK-SYN 2/T ......S 4.0 5,648
9 Family Guy-MF-SYN 2/T MTWTF.. 3.8 5,705
10 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CTD MTW.... 3.7 5,244
11 HOW I MET-MTHR-MF-SYN 2/T MTWTF.. 3.0 4,390
12 MONK-SYN NBU ......S 2.9 4,143
13 FAMILY FEUD 2/T MTWTF.. 2.8 4,035
14 LAW & ORDER:CI-MF-SYN NBU MTWTF.. 2.8 3,567
15 INSIDE EDITION CTD MTWT... 2.7 3,897
16 HOW I MET-MTHR-WK-SYN 2/T ......S 2.7 3,927
17 Criminal Minds-SYN CTD ......S 2.7 3,797
18 DR. PHIL SHOW CTD MTWTF.. 2.6 3,491
19 JUDGE JOE BROWN CTD MTWTF.. 2.6 3,619
20 DR. OZ SHOW SPT MTWTF.. 2.6 3,414
21 LAW & ORDER-SYN NBU ......S 2.6 3,668
22 COLD CASE-SYN WB ......S 2.6 3,891
23 WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ......S 2.6 4,177
24 LIVE WITH KELLY DAD MTWTF.. 2.5 3,325
25 TWO-HALF MEN WKND B WB ......S 2.5 3,467

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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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