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

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September 12th, 2012

 

Judge Judy was  the top syndicated program in total viewers and Household ratings for the week ending September 2, 2012, reclaiming the top spot from The Big Bang Theory, which led in total viewers.

Dr. Phil was the top talker again this week, despite being in repeats.

Top 25 Syndicated Shows for the week ending September 2, 2012:

Rank Program Dist. Days HH Rating Viewers (000)
1 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 6.5 8971
2 BIG BANG-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 6.2 9563
3 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 5.5 8334
4 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 4.8 7107
5 JEOPARDY CTD MTWTF.. 4.5 6644
6 Family Guy-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 3.8 5879
7 BIG BANG WKND B (AT) WB ......S 3.8 5992
8 Family Guy-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ......S 3.4 5245
9 BIG BANG WKND A (AT) WB ......S 3.4 5208
10 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.3 4657
11 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 3.2 4434
12 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.9 4013
13 LAW & ORDER: SVU-SYN (AT) NBU ......S 2.8 4139
14 LAW & ORDER-SYN (AT) NBU ......S 2.7 3534
15 MONK-SYN (AT) NBU ......S 2.6 3780
16 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.5 3240
17 JUDGE JOE BROWN (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.5 3377
18 LAW & ORDER:CI-MF-SYN(AT) NBU MTWTF.. 2.5 3426
19 WITHOUT A TRACE (AT) WB ......S 2.5 3562
20 Criminal Minds-SYN (AT) CTD ......S 2.5 3545
21 MILLIONAIRE (AT) DAD MTWTF.. 2.4 3292
22 HOW I MET-MTHR-MF-SYN(AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 2.4 3365
23 COLD CASE-SYN (AT) WB ......S 2.3 3070
24 WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ......S 2.3 3351
25 LIVE WITH KELLY DAD MTWTF.. 2.2 2782

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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.

 
  • THE OLD MAN

    Judge Judy a whole rating point over Wheel!

    TBBT most viewers. Is this the first time that a show that skews “young” had it over a show that skews “old?”

  • Pierre

    I can’t wait to see the next couple of weeks. I want to see Steve Harvey’s viewership number next week.

  • Miguel

    Sorry but Judge Judy is the court-show equivalent of Jerry Springer. The cases might be real, but the Judge is so over the top

  • joan

    Michael is a good addition to The Michael and Kelly Show. Now, if they would just replace NO TALENT Kelly Ripa, they would have a great show. The ratings should improve because there isnt much else on at 9am

  • DK

    The Michael and Kelly Show, lol. Yes, his name should be first. The ratings probably will improve because of him, and then, sadly, there won’t be any reason to replace the no talent Ripa. Either way, I won’t be watching. I do like Michael, but I can’t stand her.

  • Marie

    I like Kelly & watched a little on the first day when Michael came on but took a pass. I just miss my Regis.

  • Nitish Singh

    agreed @Marie Regis is irreplaceable
    These next 2 weeks’ numbers are the biggies with some of the debuts and new seasons starting anew

  • joan

    I think they are having a hard time getting big celebrities to come on The Michael and Kelly Show. Regis had a lot of friends wwho used to come on and they dont seem to anymore. And the host chat is getting pathetic whem they have to read things from the newspaper. We can do that on our own at home. PITIFUL

  • stats

    Since Michael Strahan has joined Live with Kelly and Michael I have not watched even 20 minutes straight of 1 show. All Michael does is sit there and lets Kelly do most of the talking. The show totally sucks. Not even worth watching. Strahan is no REGIS that’s for sure.

  • stats

    I correct myself. Ever since REGIS left the show I have rarely seen an entire show of Live with OLIVE OIL and now Live with Michael and OLIVE OIL. It’s just plain awful with good old REGIS there. He carried that STICK on his back for all those years. It explains why REGIS has a bad back. lol

  • Joan

    Hey stats, That is so funny. I almost wet my pants laughing sk hard.
    The Michael and Kelly STICK FIGURE Kelly Show really sucks, but I cant find much else on to watch at 9am

  • stats

    But some mornings I watch the show just so I can remind myself on how bad that STICK FIGURE KELLY is. I mean don’t we all remember this past summer STRAHAN took his pants off and the audience went nuts? I’m just waiting to see how much longer LIVE WITH STICK FIGURE AND MICHAEL will last. But then JOAN we went have anything to say anymore about KELLY OLIVE OIL RIPA would we? LOL

  • TrishJ

    Live with kelly and Michael is painfully boring-sorry just being honest. I’m done watching.

  • LC

    Cool! 80% of the My Network TV lineup on this list. And ‘SVU’ at #13 to boot. The only exception: ‘Burn Notice’, which will be leaving MyNet for syndicated repeats, anyway…

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