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Syndicated TV Ratings: 'Wheel of Fortune' Again Tops 'Big Bang Theory;' 'Dr Oz' Top Talk Show

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April 4th, 2012

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
5 JEOPARDY CTD MTWTF.. 5.3 8102
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
10 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT(AT) CTD MTW.... 3.7 5249
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
18 MONK-SYN (AT) NBU ......S 2.7 4007
19 JUDGE JOE BROWN (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.6 3546
20 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.5 3272
21 CLOSER (AT) WB ......S 2.5 3639
22 HOW I MET-MTHR-WK-SYN(AT) 2/T ......S 2.5 3788
23 SEINFELD (AT) SPT MTWTF.. 2.5 3500
24 THAT 70S SHOW-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ......S 2.4 3420
25 MILLIONAIRE (AT) DAD MTWTF.. 2.4 3175

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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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