Syndicated TV Ratings: 'Big Bang Theory' Wins in Total Viewers, 'Judge Judy' is Number One in Households
Big Bang Theory was again the top syndicated program in total viewers while Judge Judy was again the number one syndicated show in in household ratings for the week ending May 20, 2012.
Dr. Phil again beat Dr. Oz and Maury in HH ratings and viewership for the week among talk shows, beating his competitors bu the widest margin (28%) since the first week of the season.
Top 25 Syndicated Shows for the week ending May 20, 2012:
|Rank||Program||Dist||Days||HH Rating||Viewers (000)|
|1||JUDGE JUDY (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||6.9||9323|
|2||WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||MTWTF..||6.4||9732|
|3||BIG BANG-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||6.3||9813|
|5||TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||5.4||7895|
|6||BIG BANG WKND B (AT)||WB||……S||4.4||6621|
|7||FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……S||3.9||5750|
|8||FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||3.8||5456|
|10||BIG BANG WKND A (AT)||WB||……S||3.4||5241|
|11||DR. PHIL SHOW (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||3.2||4116|
|12||FAMILY FEUD (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||3.0||4313|
|13||WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND||CTD||……S||2.9||4413|
|14||INSIDE EDITION (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||2.8||3954|
|15||CRIMINAL MINDS-SYN (AT)||CTD||……S||2.7||3696|
|16||LAW & ORDER-SYN (AT)||NBU||……S||2.5||3141|
|19||DR. OZ SHOW (AT)||SPT||MTWTF..||2.5||3298|
|20||JUDGE JOE BROWN (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||2.5||3431|
|21||LAW & ORDER:CI-MF-SYN(AT)||NBU||MTWTF..||2.5||3212|
|22||HOW I MET-MTHR-MF-SYN(AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||2.5||3627|
|23||HOW I MET-MTHR-WK-SYN(AT)||2/T||……S||2.4||3467|
|24||ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW||WB||MTWTF..||2.4||3126|
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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