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