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|
|6||BIG BANG WKND B||WB||......S||4.8||7,582|
|7||BIG BANG WKND A||WB||......S||4.6||7,160|
|11||HOW I MET-MTHR-MF-SYN||2/T||MTWTF..||3.0||4,390|
|14||LAW & ORDER:CI-MF-SYN||NBU||MTWTF..||2.8||3,567|
|16||HOW I MET-MTHR-WK-SYN||2/T||......S||2.7||3,927|
|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|
|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|
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.