Syndicated TV Ratings: 'Big Bang Theory' Wins Again, 'Dr Phil' Regains Top Talker Spot for Premiere Week
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|
|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|
|17||INSIDE EDITION (AT)||CTD||.TWTF..||2.8||4000|
|18||DR. PHIL SHOW (AT)||CTD||.TWTF..||2.6||3479|
|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|
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
Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2011 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.