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Syndicated TV Ratings: 'Big Bang Theory' Yet Again Number One in Household Ratings & Total Viewers, 'Dr. Phil' Retains Top Talker Spot

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September 5th, 2012

The Big Bang Theory was again the top syndicated program in total viewers and Household ratings for the week ending August 26, 2012.

Dr. Phil was the top talker for the 40th time this season.

Top 25 Syndicated Shows for the week ending August 26, 2012:

Rank Program Dist Days HH rating Viewers (000)
1 BIG BANG-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 6.4 10016
2 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 6.0 8274
3 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 5.6 8754
4 BIG BANG WKND B (AT) WB ......S 4.9 8082
4 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 4.9 7331
6 JEOPARDY CTD MTWTF.. 4.7 7075
7 Family Guy-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ......S 4.0 5623
8 Family Guy-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 3.9 5992
8 BIG BANG WKND A (AT) WB ......S 3.9 6309
10 ESPN NFL PRESEASON ESP M...... 3.8 5939
11 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.3 4760
12 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 3.2 4682
13 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.9 4057
13 LAW & ORDER-SYN (AT) NBU ......S 2.9 3800
15 Criminal Minds-SYN (AT) CTD ......S 2.8 3842
16 TWO-HALF MEN WKND B (AT) WB ......S 2.7 3970
17 HOW I MET-MTHR-MF-SYN(AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 2.6 3658
17 ESPN NFL PRESEASON THU ESP ...T... 2.6 3708
17 LAW & ORDER:CI-MF-SYN(AT) NBU MTWTF.. 2.6 3514
20 HOW I MET-MTHR-WK-SYN(AT) 2/T ......S 2.5 3487
20 LAW & ORDER: SVU-SYN (AT) NBU ......S 2.5 3642
20 WITHOUT A TRACE (AT) WB ......S 2.5 3759
23 KING OF THE HILL-SYN(AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 2.4 3310
23 JUDGE JOE BROWN (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.4 3352
25 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.3 3019

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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.

 
  • joan

    I think Michael Strahan was a good pick for co host of Live. It was so nice of him to mention hoe great Regis was, because noone else has said anything since Regis left except in a negative way. Now, all we have to do is get rid of NO TALENT Kelly Ripa. She cant act or sing and has no communication skills.She cant even read from the newspaper without screwing it up. Maybe she will retire and we can get a new co host for Michael, That would really boost their ratings

  • stats

    How about just ending this show altogether? Nothing can save this show with Kelly Ripa in there, and Strahan won’t save it.

  • Marie

    This show was about Regis & nobody can replace him. Disney should be ashamed of themselves. I watched it for 10 min. & then switched channels & I even like Kelly.

  • Elizabeth

    Enough is enough! the problem with the show is Kelly’s inability to bring out the best in her guests, perhaps because she’s so focused on her life. That was Regis’ secret. He made fun of himself, led an interesting life, had interesting contacts and experiences, etc. She’s just not fun to watch. I hope Michael Strahan will still be on for Sunday football.

  • joan

    It seems they are having a hard time getting celebrities to go on the show. Regis was very well liked and could get just about anybody on the show, but people are pretty pissed off the way they got rid of Regis

  • TrishJ

    I watched the other day for 5 minutes and I noticed that Michael is starting to realize what a narcissist she is, how she always lures the conversation back to her. I really hope she is replaced-or just cancel Regis’ show all together.

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