Syndicated TV Ratings: ‘Wheel of Fortune’ Again Tops ‘Big Bang Theory;’ ‘Dr Oz’ Top Talk Show
In another week that had pre-emptions for the Men’s NCAA basketball tournament, Wheel Of Fortune stayed ahead of The Big Bang Theory and Judge Judy to lead in the syndicated show ratings based on household ratings for the week ending March 25, 2012 and it led in total viewers, too.
Dr. Oz stayed ahead of Dr. Phil in HH ratings for the week among talk shows, but Dr. Phil was all repeats that week and was preempted 10 times in large markets (including twice in Los Angeles) by basketball.
Top 25 Syndicated Shows for the week ending March 25, 2012:
|Rank||Program||Dist||Day||HH Rating||Viewers (000)|
|1||WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||MTW….||6.8||10742|
|2||BIG BANG-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||6.7||10198|
|3||JUDGE JUDY (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||6.5||8641|
|4||TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||5.8||8622|
|6||BIG BANG WKND B (AT)||WB||……S||5.2||8155|
|7||BIG BANG WKND A (AT)||WB||……S||4.9||7738|
|8||FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……S||4.2||6131|
|9||FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||4.0||5892|
|11||TWO-HALF MEN WKND B (AT)||WB||……S||3.0||4572|
|12||HOW I MET-MTHR-MF-SYN(AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||2.9||4301|
|13||LAW & ORDER-SYN (AT)||NBU||……S||2.9||4000|
|14||FAMILY FEUD (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||2.9||4223|
|15||INSIDE EDITION (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||2.8||4013|
|16||DR. OZ SHOW (AT)||SPT||MTWTF..||2.8||3612|
|17||CRIMINAL MINDS-SYN (AT)||CTD||……S||2.7||3769|
|19||JUDGE JOE BROWN (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||2.6||3546|
|20||DR. PHIL SHOW (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||2.5||3272|
|22||HOW I MET-MTHR-WK-SYN(AT)||2/T||……S||2.5||3788|
|24||THAT 70S SHOW-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……S||2.4||3420|
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
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