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Syndicated TV Ratings: 'Big Bang Theory' Wins Again, 'Dr Phil' Regains Top Talker Spot for Premiere Week

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September 25th, 2012

 

The Big Bang Theory was again  the top syndicated program in total viewers and Household ratings for the week ending September 16, 2012,

Dr Phil Beat out Live! With Kelly and Michael  to top the talk shows for its 11th season premiere week.

Top 25 Syndicated Shows for the week ending September 16, 2012:

Rank Program Dist. Days HH Rating Viewers (000)
1 ESPN NFL REGULAR SEASON ESP M...... 7.4 11612
2 ESPN NFL REGULAR SEASON 2 ESP M...... 7.2 11092
3 BIG BANG-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 6.5 9856
4 2012 REG SEASON GAMES NFL ...T... 6.5 10787
5 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD .TWTF.. 6.3 8586
6 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD .TWTF.. 5.9 8877
7 JEOPARDY CTD .TWTF.. 4.8 7015
8 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 4.7 6880
9 BIG BANG WKND B (AT) WB ......S 4.5 7128
10 BIG BANG WKND A (AT) WB ......S 4.1 6411
11 2012 NFL REG SEA PREKICK NFL ...T... 4.0 6205
12 2012 NFL REG SEA POSTGUN NFL ...T... 4.0 6494
13 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 3.9 5544
14 Family Guy-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 3.7 5617
15 Family Guy-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ......S 3.5 5187
16 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT(AT) CTD .TWTF.. 3.3 4624
17 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD .TWTF.. 2.8 4000
18 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD .TWTF.. 2.6 3479
19 MONK-SYN (AT) NBU ......S 2.6 3744
20 HOW I MET-MTHR-MF-SYN(AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 2.5 3643
21 ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW WB MTWTF.. 2.5 3300
22 LAW & ORDER: SVU-SYN (AT) NBU ......S 2.5 3552
23 COLD CASE-SYN (AT) WB ......S 2.5 3657
24 LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL DAD MTWTF.. 2.4 3069
25 JUDGE JOE BROWN (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.4 3158

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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

    Michael and Kelly are back in their regular spot. The only reason they were higher last week is because the other talk shows were still in reruns, I see Michael is getting a lot of his friends to come on the show.That will help some, but it wont last long.If Kelly says “Oh MY GOSH THATS INCREDIBLE” one more time, I think Im going to puke. Yesterday she said it 5 times just in the host chat. Would someone please buy her a dictionarry.

  • steveb

    Take a look at Family Feud!! It is doing amazing with its upgrades….Steve Harvey is as hot as a person could be…and the game playing with risque questions have done the trick…remember that Wheel dethroned Family Feud in the mid 80s…Could this come full circle to go head to head with Wheel?….

  • rob60990

    “Michael and Kelly are back in their regular spot. The only reason they were higher last week is because the other talk shows were still in reruns”

    The first week rated high because of the curiosity of who would be Regis’ full time replacement.

  • cal331

    I thought I would see syndication Rules of Engagement make some kind of a mark on this list. It debuted 9/10. I wouldn’t expect it to dethrone Judge Judy or spin the Wheel of Fortune off its axis, but to not even register above Cold Case weekends? Sigh. Is there a way to see the next 25 on the list?

  • lll

    Take football out of syndication ratings completely.

  • TrishJ

    Yep, as sweet and nice as Michael is, this show will die-thanks to Kelly’s really anoying, repetitious and narcissistic demeanor/attitude.

  • Max

    Where’s the Jeff Probst Show? Is there a top 50 list available?

  • MikeRand

    Do we know the ratings for the new episodes of “Are We There Yet?” On TBS weekdays at noon?

  • Joan

    ! Max- In the new talk shows, Katie was first and Jeff probst was second

  • Don

    The Current Family Feud always had resqie questions. Its just Steve Harvey is making the show a smash once again. Harvey is the new Richard Dawson.

  • Lyndsay Smyth

    Live with Kelly and Michael”s ratings will continue to sink.

    This show is a mess – largely because of the narcissistic and boring Kelly Ripa.

    After a decade on this show, she still has no idea how to carry on an interesting conversation.

    She’s very taken with herself as she ummmmm’s, and “Oh my goshes” her way through incompetence.

    She brings nothing to the show….. and is most in her element when she can bring the show down to a sleazy level.

    I really don’t understand why this show is still on the air…..and why they are paying Ripa big bucks for such rot,

  • Joan

    The announcer on the show sats ” Award Winning Live” He hasnt the guts to say Award winning Live with Regis and Kelly. Everybody knows that the only reason theywon the emmys was because of Regis and they dont even mention his name anymore. PITIFUL

  • Brody

    It’s nice to see Ellen on the list.

  • Regis Fan

    after more than a decade of watching Regis, bye bye Live — what a horrible choice, I can’t even understand when he speaks, but we get it, he makes Kelly shine, LOL …. sad to go, but must, the choice sucked.

  • DK

    Yes, good for Ellen. She’s so much better than the no-talent twit Ripa.

  • LC

    The NFL pre game shows on ESPN and NFL as well as the games themselves really don’t belong here. That means that the #1 show should be ‘The Big Bang Theoty’, whereas ‘Monk’ is really at #15…

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