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Syndicated TV Ratings: 'Big Bang Theory' Tops 'Judge Judy'; 'Dr. Phil' and 'Dr. Oz' Tie For Top-Rated Talk Show

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April 10th, 2012

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
5 JEOPARDY CTD MTWTF.. 5.7 8988
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
10 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.5 4958
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
19 SEINFELD (AT) SPT MTWTF.. 2.5 3633
20 MILLIONAIRE (AT) DAD MTWTF.. 2.5 3429
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

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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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