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Syndicated TV Ratings: 'Big Bang Theory' and 'Judge Judy' Tie for Number One in Household Ratings; 'Big Bang' on Top in Total Viewers

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August 7th, 2012

 

The Big Bang Theory was again the top syndicated program in total viewers, while Big Bang Theory and Judge Judytied for number one in Household ratings for the week ending July 29, 2012.

Dr. Phil was the number one talk show for the 17th time in the past 18 weeks and the 38th week overall this season.

Top 25 Syndicated Shows for the week ending July 29, 2012:

Rank Program Dist Days HH Rating Viewers (000)
1 BIG BANG-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 6.3 9884
1 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 6.3 8756
3 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWT... 6.0 9262
4 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 5.1 7749
4 JEOPARDY CTD MTWTF.. 5.1 7501
6 BIG BANG WKND B (AT) WB ......S 4.0 6012
7 Family Guy-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ......S 3.9 5638
8 Family Guy-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 3.8 5638
9 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT(AT) CTD MTWT... 3.7 5255
10 BIG BANG WKND A (AT) WB ......S 3.5 5191
11 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 3.2 4549
12 LAW & ORDER-SYN (AT) NBU ......S 3.0 3988
12 WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ......S 3.0 4486
14 LAW & ORDER: SVU-SYN (AT) NBU ......S 2.9 4019
14 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.9 4031
16 HOW I MET-MTHR-MF-SYN(AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 2.8 3879
16 LAW & ORDER:CI-MF-SYN(AT) NBU MTWTF.. 2.8 3737
18 JUDGE JOE BROWN (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.5 3459
19 Criminal Minds-SYN (AT) CTD ......S 2.4 3335
19 COLD CASE-SYN (AT) WB ......S 2.4 3653
19 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.4 3119
19 MILLIONAIRE (AT) DAD MTWTF.. 2.4 3392
19 WITHOUT A TRACE (AT) WB ......S 2.4 3597
24 LIVE WITH KELLY DAD MTWTF.. 2.3 3102
24 MAURY (AT) NBU MTWTF.. 2.3 3311

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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.

 
  • LC

    What an impressive leap for ‘SVU’ repeats at #14. That show’ll be hard-pressed to be up there after the Olympics end…

  • JR

    What do syndicated reruns of Law and Order: SVU have to do with the Olympics? The USA reruns count toward cable ratings, not syndication. I’m asking because I truly don’t get the connection, not to be a wiseacre. :)

    It was a nice leap, though.

  • Ccemerson

    WoW Kelly is almost neck and neck w/Dr. Phil for most watched Talk Show !!!

  • stats

    OH MY GOSH. Kelly Ripa is horrible. lol

  • Joan

    WOW. Kelly UM UM UM Ripa is tied with Maury. All tne talk shows are reruns anyway so whats the big deal. Live With Kelly is the worst talk show in TV right now. m hoping there will be some new ones in September

  • Robert

    Have America Now ratings ever been posted? I’m predicting very low…the show is abysmal.

  • LGS

    “All the talk shows are reruns anyway so whats the big deal.”

    Actually, Live With Kelly was NOT in reruns for the week ending July 29, and the other talk shows were. Which is the only reason LWK barely made the Top 25.

  • Joan

    What Live With Kelly needs to get godd ratings is two new co hosts. They should get rid of Kelly and hire two new co hosts, The ratings would soar

  • RitaMNJ

    Lol Live with Kelly is a joke-I wonder how long they’ll beat this dead horse.

  • stats

    OH MY GOSH, but is LIVE WITH KELLY BAD or what?

  • Marie

    Although I like Kelly, I stopped watching the show because to me it was all about Regis. I don’t watch other talk shows either. I don’t understand why it is taking them so long to get another co-host? If they were smart, they would rehire Regis by offering him a higher salary. I had read in TV Guide that Kelly was actually paid more than Regis which shocked me. I still wonder if that was true.

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