Judge Judy returned to the top this week, earning its highest ratings in eight weeks and beating out Wheel of Fortune and Big Bang Theory to lead in the syndicated show ratings based on household ratings and total viewers for the week ending April 29, 2012.
Dr. Phil again edged out Dr. Oz for HH ratings and viewership for the week among talk shows. This is the 26th time this season that Dr. Phil has ranked number one.
Top 25 Syndicated Shows for the week ending April 29, 2012:
|Rank||Program||Dist.||Days||HH Rating||Viewers (000)|
|1||JUDGE JUDY (AT)||GD||MTWTF..||6.8||9156|
|2||WHEEL OF FORTUNE||QG||MTWTF..||6.7||10512|
|3||BIG BANG-SYN (AT)||CS||MTWTF..||6.5||9954|
|5||TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT)||CS||MTWTF..||5.5||8061|
|6||BIG BANG WKND B (AT)||CS||......S||5.0||7910|
|7||BIG BANG WKND A (AT)||CS||......S||4.3||6815|
|8||FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT)||CS||MTWTF..||4.1||6000|
|9||FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT)||CS||......S||3.8||5417|
|11||WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND||QG||......S||3.2||4964|
|12||INSIDE EDITION (AT)||N||MTWTF..||3.1||4301|
|13||DR. PHIL SHOW (AT)||CC||MTWTF..||3.0||3816|
|14||FAMILY FEUD (AT)||QG||MTWTF..||3.0||4230|
|15||CRIMINAL MINDS-SYN (AT)||GD||......S||3.0||4210|
|16||LAW & ORDER-SYN (AT)||GD||......S||2.9||3981|
|17||TWO-HALF MEN WKND B (AT)||CS||......S||2.9||4034|
|18||LAW & ORDER:CI-MF-SYN(AT)||GD||MTWTF..||2.8||3746|
|19||HOW I MET-MTHR-WK-SYN(AT)||CS||......S||2.8||4007|
|20||JUDGE JOE BROWN (AT)||GD||MTWTF..||2.7||3653|
|21||DR. OZ SHOW (AT)||CC||MTWTF..||2.7||3472|
|23||HOW I MET-MTHR-MF-SYN(AT)||CS||MTWTF..||2.6||3698|
|24||THAT 70S SHOW-WK-SYN (AT)||CS||......S||2.6||3480|
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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