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Syndicated TV Ratings: 'Big Bang Theory' Number One in Household Ratings & Total Viewers, 'LIVE! With Kelly and Michael' Premiere is Top Talk Show

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September 18th, 2012

 

The Big Bang Theory was  the top syndicated program in total viewers and Household ratings for the week ending September 9, 2012, reclaiming the top spot from Judge Judy, which led in Households.

LIVE! With Kelly and Michael was the top talker in its premiere week.

Top 25 Syndicated Shows for the week ending September 9, 2012:

Rank Program Dist Days HH rating Viewers (000)
1 BIG BANG-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 6.6 10218
2 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MT.TF.. 5.8 9055
3 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 5.7 7905
4 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 4.9 7292
5 JEOPARDY CTD .T.TF.. 4.5 6837
6 BIG BANG WKND B (AT) WB ......S 4.4 6952
7 BIG BANG WKND A (AT) WB ......S 4.1 6474
8 Family Guy-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 3.8 5932
9 Family Guy-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ......S 3.6 5516
10 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 3.2 4461
11 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.1 4399
12 MONK-SYN (AT) NBU ......S 3.0 4518
13 HOW I MET-MTHR-MF-SYN(AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 2.8 4009
13 LAW & ORDER:CI-MF-SYN(AT) NBU MTWTF.. 2.8 3796
13 LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL DAD MTWTF.. 2.8 3566
16 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD .TWTF.. 2.5 3266
16 LAW & ORDER: SVU-SYN (AT) NBU ......S 2.5 3893
18 COLD CASE-SYN (AT) WB ......S 2.4 3527
18 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.4 3357
18 JUDGE JOE BROWN (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.4 3244
18 WITHOUT A TRACE (AT) WB ......S 2.4 3572
22 EVRY LVS RAYMOND-SYN(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.3 3320
22 MILLIONAIRE (AT) DAD MTWTF.. 2.3 3157

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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.

 
  • Nick

    It’s not going to be a real race for the top until we get the numbers for this week. Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy are back!

  • Jonathan

    Damn, way to go, Monk.

  • James C.

    It would be nice to have a list of the ratings for every talk show. Here, we only have two talk shows.

  • Joan

    Of course Michael and NO TALRNT Ripa got higher ratings. People tuned in to see Miichael, not NO TALENT Ripa

  • Lost Hero

    Right Joan, because Live With Kelly was the lowest rated talk show for the last nine months before Michael arrived.

    Oh wait…

  • Hihi1212

    Ppl are gonna hate on Kelly. She is a women and some ppl don’t like powerful women.

  • DK

    @Hihi1212: Nope, I don’t hate on her because she’s a woman. I happen to think she’s incompetent, has zero talent, and is completely wrong for the job of talk show host. (And she was also a horrible actress.)

  • Lost Hero

    Can’t disagree in acting, though I don’t think she would either. But have to disagree about a talk show host. She can be silly, but she’s great for that format of talk. She hosted by herself the day before Michael Strahan joined, and her shortcomings came through. But that’s fine, she’s great at the format of banter between two hosts. The only single hosts are comedians or those that do the personal, Oprah-type shows (Katie, Jeff Probst, etc.).

    Different strokes for different folks.

  • Richard

    I love following the syndicated ratings. I watch more stuff on here than I actually watch on the networks these days.

    I haven’t tuned in to check out the Live with Kelly & Michael, but of course I wasn’t even that big of a fan of Live with Regis & Kathy Lee or Live with Regis & Kelly.

    As to the ratings thing, it wasn’t like we saw Regis & Kelly in these ratings that often either.

    I think with so many talk shows available now that many are tuning into the old faithfuls just because they are comfortable with them. Just my opinion.

    As to other shows, I still don’t see the fascination with Big Bang Theory in syndication or new shows. The show is one of the worst comedies ever. IMO

  • CC123

    Live with Regis & Kelly was always in the top 25 syndicated shows after that it was not even in the top 25. Can’t wait to see the numbers next week. I stop watching a long time ago, I don’t think the arrival of Michael Strahan will give the show a boost in the long run (this is only the first week and people are curious). Kelly needs to prepare for interview a lot more and stop making everything about her.

  • stats

    Live with Kelly and Michael is so bad. The ratings are higher because people are checking OUT the NEW CO HOST. BORING. I can’t wait until this show falls and gets cancelled. Kelly Ripa can’t act and she’s the worst talk show host on tv next to Elisabeth Hasselbeck. lol

  • stats

    Kelly Ripa thinks she’s ROYALTY. Notice how she WAVES to her audience? It’s like she’s the Queen of England. LOL

  • LC

    There’s only 23 shows on here! What about the other two?

  • stats

    Live with STICK FIGURE and MICHAEL.

  • Joan

    My data is very valid

  • Joan

    The only thing strong about Kelly is her farts

  • stats

    LOL Very FUNNY Joan. Last week I switched to the show and Kelly was telling Michael how LONG WAISTED she is and although he’s much taller than her when they sit together their eyes are level. NOW she’s said this many many many times. What’s your POINT KELLY? You have an anorexic BODY of a 12 year old boy. So why always mention your long waist? You think you’re the only woman in the world that’s long waisted? Give me a break. lol

  • stats

    Ever see Kelly going to or leaving her early morning workouts in photos? The woman is a Goblin. It looks like she’s been on a 2 month drinking bender. lol

  • Joan

    stats, I think she does drink a lot. She is always talking about drinking wine at the PTA meetings at chool. We sure dont do that in Canada

  • Joan

    stats, Ripa is so skinny that if she locked herself out of the house, she could probably get back in by slipping through the keyhole. lol

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