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Syndicated TV Ratings: 'Big Bang Theory' Wins in Total Viewers, Ties With 'Judge Judy' in Households; 'Dr. Phil' Again Beats 'Dr. Oz'

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May 15th, 2012

 

Big Bang Theory was the number one syndicated show in total viewers and tied with Judge Judy  for the top rank in household ratings for the week ending May 6, 2012.

Dr. Phil again beat Dr. Oz in HH ratings and viewership for the week among talk shows. This is the 27th time this season that Dr. Phil has ranked number one.

Top 25 Syndicated Shows for the week ending May 6, 2012:

Rank Program Dist Days HH Rating Viewers (000)
1 BIG BANG-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 6.8 10269
2 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 6.8 9278
3 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 6.4 10072
4 JEOPARDY CTD MTWTF.. 5.5 8569
5 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 5.5 8165
6 BIG BANG WKND B (AT) WB ......S 4.9 7888
7 BIG BANG WKND A (AT) WB ......S 4.4 7272
8 Family Guy-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ......S 4.2 6020
9 Family Guy-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 4.0 5743
10 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.6 4982
11 Criminal Minds-SYN (AT) CTD ......S 3.0 4226
12 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.0 4210
13 WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ......S 3.0 4781
14 HOW I MET-MTHR-WK-SYN(AT) 2/T ......S 2.9 4231
15 LAW & ORDER-SYN (AT) NBU ......S 2.9 4012
16 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.9 3803
17 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 2.9 3892
18 HOW I MET-MTHR-MF-SYN(AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 2.7 3749
19 LAW & ORDER:CI-MF-SYN(AT) NBU MTWTF.. 2.7 3523
20 DR. OZ SHOW (AT) SPT MTWTF.. 2.7 3504
21 MILLIONAIRE (AT) DAD MTWTF.. 2.5 3406
22 JUDGE JOE BROWN (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.5 3330
23 TWO-HALF MEN WKND B (AT) WB ......S 2.5 3608
24 MAURY (AT) NBU MTWTF.. 2.4 3155
25 SEINFELD (AT) SPT MTWTF.. 2.4 3360

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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.

 
  • greenf

    Finally! Law & Order hits the 4 million viewers mark.

  • JC

    There’s Big Bang Theory and then there is everyone else.

  • silvit

    Extra shows:
    30 Rock=1.3
    Ellen=2.3
    Monk=2.2
    Cold Case=2.1
    Numbers=2.1

  • Bobby Lankford

    I can’t belive Judge Judy and The Big Bang Theory are beating Wheel and Jeopardy!. This gets my dandruff up!. I’d rather watch Pat ,Vanna and Alex any day over that judge and those youngins on TBBT. We need more syndie game shows! And CBS and Sony need to promote WOF and J! more to get lost viwers back. I plan to stick with WOF and J! , the way I did Captain Kangaroo, Walter Cronkite and Johnny Carson for years. ANd if I ran a TV station, say an ABC station, I’d rather have game shows than crap reruns and judge shows!

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