Big Bang Theory beat Judge Judy and Wheel of Fortune to lead in the syndicated show ratings based on household ratings for the week ending April 1, 2012 and it led in total viewers, too.
Dr. Phil and Dr. Oz tied in HH ratings for the week among talk shows, but Dr. Phil was ahead in total viewers by a margin of 150,000 each day on average.
Top 25 Syndicated Shows for the week ending April 1, 2012:
|Rank||Program||Dist||Day(s)||HH Rating||Viewers (000)|
|1||BIG BANG-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||7.0||10938|
|2||JUDGE JUDY (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||6.7||9314|
|3||WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||MTWTF..||6.6||10431|
|4||TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||5.9||8948|
|6||BIG BANG WKND B (AT)||WB||......S||5.0||7567|
|7||BIG BANG WKND A (AT)||WB||......S||4.5||6943|
|8||FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||4.3||6408|
|9||FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||......S||4.0||5702|
|11||CRIMINAL MINDS-SYN (AT)||CTD||......S||3.1||4150|
|12||HOW I MET-MTHR-MF-SYN(AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||3.0||4249|
|13||INSIDE EDITION (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||2.9||4057|
|14||FAMILY FEUD (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||2.9||4143|
|15||HOW I MET-MTHR-WK-SYN(AT)||2/T||......S||2.8||3807|
|16||LAW & ORDER-SYN (AT)||NBU||......S||2.8||3978|
|17||DR. OZ SHOW (AT)||SPT||MTWTF..||2.7||3439|
|18||DR. PHIL SHOW (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||2.7||3589|
|21||JUDGE JOE BROWN (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||2.5||3461|
|22||LAW & ORDER:CI-MF-SYN(AT)||NBU||MTWTF..||2.5||3145|
|23||THAT 70S SHOW-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||......S||2.5||3551|
|24||TWO-HALF MEN WKND B (AT)||WB||......S||2.5||3621|
|25||LIVE WITH KELLY||DAD||MTWTF..||2.4||3078|
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.