Syndicated TV Ratings: 'Judge Judy' Wins in Total Viewers, 'Big Bang Theory' in Households
Judge Judy was the number one syndicated show in in household ratings for the week, while Big Bang Theory was the biggest in total viewers for the week ending May 13, 2012.
Dr. Phil again beat Dr. Oz in HH ratings and viewership for the week among talk shows, and opened up his widest lead in the talk show race since the season began, besting Dr. Oz by 785,000 viewers per show.
Top 25 Syndicated Shows for the week ending May 13, 2012:
|Rank||Program||Dist.||Days||HH Rating||Viewers (000)|
|1||JUDGE JUDY (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||7.1||9832|
|2||BIG BANG-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||6.7||10319|
|3||WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||MTWTF..||6.5||10227|
|5||TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||5.6||8192|
|6||BIG BANG WKND B (AT)||WB||……S||4.4||6857|
|7||FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……S||4.0||5800|
|8||FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||3.7||5307|
|9||BIG BANG WKND A (AT)||WB||……S||3.7||5618|
|11||LAW & ORDER-SYN (AT)||NBU||……S||3.6||4756|
|12||DR. PHIL SHOW (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||3.2||4184|
|13||FAMILY FEUD (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||3.1||4388|
|14||INSIDE EDITION (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||3.0||4049|
|15||CRIMINAL MINDS-SYN (AT)||CTD||……S||2.9||4160|
|17||DR. OZ SHOW (AT)||SPT||MTWTF..||2.6||3399|
|18||HOW I MET-MTHR-WK-SYN(AT)||2/T||……S||2.6||3484|
|19||JUDGE JOE BROWN (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||2.5||3491|
|20||HOW I MET-MTHR-MF-SYN(AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||2.5||3510|
|21||KING OF THE HILL-SYN(AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||2.5||3328|
|22||LAW & ORDER:CI-MF-SYN(AT)||NBU||MTWTF..||2.5||3249|
|24||ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW||WB||MTWTF..||2.4||3235|
|25||WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND||CTD||……S||2.4||3574|
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.