Syndicated TV Ratings: ‘Big Bang Theory’ Again Number One in Household Ratings & Total Viewers, ‘Maury’ & ‘Dr. Oz Tie for ‘Top Talker
The Big Bang Theory was again the top syndicated program in total viewers and Household ratings for the week ending August 12, 2012.
Maury and Dr. Oz tied for top talk show, though Dr. Oz hit a season low and Maury tied for its lowest rated week since April. Usual talk show leader Dr. Phil was preempted in many markets for the Olympics.
Top 25 Syndicated Shows for the week ending August 12, 2012:
|Rank||Program||Dist||Days||HH Rating||Viewers (000)|
|1||BIG BANG-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||6.2||9629|
|2||JUDGE JUDY (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||5.7||7765|
|3||WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||MTWTF..||5.2||8061|
|4||TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||4.8||7152|
|6||BIG BANG WKND B (AT)||WB||……S||4.1||6389|
|7||FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||3.9||5847|
|8||FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||……S||3.8||5290|
|9||BIG BANG WKND A (AT)||WB||……S||3.4||5245|
|11||INSIDE EDITION (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||2.8||3895|
|12||WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND||CTD||……S||2.7||4164|
|12||FAMILY FEUD (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||2.7||3873|
|14||HOW I MET-MTHR-MF-SYN(AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||2.6||3666|
|15||HOW I MET-MTHR-WK-SYN(AT)||2/T||……S||2.5||3681|
|15||LAW & ORDER:CI-MF-SYN(AT)||NBU||MTWTF..||2.5||3333|
|17||ESPN NFL PRESEASON THU||ESP||…T…||2.4||4010|
|18||CRIMINAL MINDS-SYN (AT)||CTD||……S||2.3||3484|
|18||WITHOUT A TRACE (AT)||WB||……S||2.3||3133|
|18||ACCESS HOLLYWOOD (AT)||NBU||MTWTF..||2.3||3282|
|21||JUDGE JOE BROWN (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||2.2||3117|
|21||LAW & ORDER: SVU-SYN (AT)||NBU||……S||2.2||3095|
|21||KING OF THE HILL-SYN(AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||2.2||3035|
|21||LAW & ORDER-SYN (AT)||NBU||……S||2.2||3031|
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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