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Syndicated TV Ratings: 'Judge Judy' Scores Best Ratings in 19 Weeks, 'Dr Phil' Retains Top Talker Spot for Week of September 30th

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October 10th, 2012

 

Judge Judy was the top regular syndicated program in total viewers and Household ratings for the week ending September 30, 2012, and scored its best ratings in 19 weeks

Dr Phil widened his lead over The Talk shows, topping the field for the third straight week this season.  Live! with Kelly & Michael  was a distant second.

Top 25 Syndicated Shows for the week ending September 30, 2012:

Rank Program Dist. Days HH rating Viewers (000)
1 ESPN NFL REGULAR SEASON ESP M...... 11.0 17480
2 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 6.8 9343
3 BIG BANG-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 6.5 10088
4 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 6.3 9652
5 2012 REG SEASON GAMES NFL ...T... 5.8 9166
6 JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 5.6 8475
7 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 4.9 7180
8 MADE IN HOLLYWOOD(S)-09/30/2012 CEC ......S 4.5 5855
9 2012 NFL REG SEA POSTGUN NFL ...T... 4.3 6589
10 BIG BANG WKND B (AT) WB ......S 4.3 6826
11 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 4.2 5969
12 BIG BANG WKND A (AT) WB ......S 3.9 6290
13 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.8 5373
14 Family Guy-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 3.6 5372
15 Family Guy-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ......S 3.3 4908
16 2012 NFL REG SEA PREKICK NFL ...T... 3.2 5017
17 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.1 4027
18 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.1 4291
19 LAW & ORDER:CI-MF-SYN(AT) NBU MTWTF.. 2.9 3643
20 MONK-SYN (AT) NBU ......S 2.8 3955
21 LAW & ORDER-SYN (AT) NBU ......S 2.7 3711
22 JUDGE JOE BROWN (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.6 3528
23 LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL DAD MTWTF.. 2.5 3240
24 DR. OZ SHOW (AT) SPT MTWTF.. 2.4 3078
25 MILLIONAIRE (AT) DAD MTWTF.. 2.3 3140

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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.

 
  • Chris

    For all intents and purposes, Castle is in syndication now, if not the same kind Steve is referring to.

    The ratings are really bad, and that’s the only point worth making. To argue ‘nobody knows its on’ is not really accurate, since TNT obviously promoted it. Nobody CARES it’s on would be more accurate. :)

  • King Cake

    Since Oprah left, which show actually benefit most? Didn’t Murray have 3 million views not long ago? Dr. OZ was high for a few weeks? So many new daytime talk shows, which one is the winner?

  • RickyBlue

    Live with Kelly and Michael is really an awesomely horrific no class show.
    That stick lady only cares about herself-it’s embarrassing to watch.

  • jessie

    @Chris you should take some medicine to treat your Obsessive Castle Disorder, how can you live thinking about Castle all day? about its audience and rating? it isn’t a life!! I’m sure you are very unhappy,frustrated, unfortunate and unsuccessful person because of Castle. Don’t let yourself to fall in the hand of depression because of Castle. Don’t destroy your life because of Castle. Learn to live with that thorn in your heart. It’s painfull, i know it, but fill your empty soul with “something”. Take medication. Sleep on Mondays, all day. Read books on Mondays (any Castle books of course). Don’t watch tv on Mondays. ALWAYS ;)

  • Chris

    @jessie–PLEASE take your own advice. It works better for you, since I talk about a lot of subjects other than Castle, and you just don’t see me doing that.

    Castle is just a show. And a pretty mediocre forgettable one, if you actually watch it (I’ve never been able to struggle through a whole episode). You don’t need it. You’ll go on breathing without it. You’ll have to, because by the time ABC cancels it, it will probably have also vanished from syndication. Obsessive, heal thyself. :)

  • jessie

    @Chris sorry but i watch Castle once in a while. i am not castle fan. Castle is as mediocre as is Bones (it must have been cancelled 2 years ago), H50 (must be cancelled now), Revolution (very disappointing, worst acting all of time and the script is very weak), all of them are the worst tv show nowadays. And yes, you are the most obsessive person with Castle on the web, more than fans! and i don’t care at all if ABC will cancell Castle or not. Sorry for you but i heard they won’t. ahah. ah my favourite tv show is Nikita.

  • stats

    On yesterday’s show Kelly and Michael had this CANADIAN actress on. The actress told them she was in VANCOUVER for Thanksgiving weekend just passed. Kelly STUPInDLY comments that we Canadians like to EAT Moose pies and BEAVER for Thanksgiving dinners. HELLO. Are you serious? I live in Vancouver Kelly and am from ONTARIO and we eat TURKEY just like you folks south of us. Especially KELLY saying that we eat BEAVER in Canada. I NOT ONCE have tried beaver or KNOW anyone in Canada that has. Man is LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL a dumb terrible show or what? Kelly OH MY GOSH Ripa has got to GO.

  • Joan

    @Daniel- I did not say that, so please read the posts before you comment

  • Joan

    @ Daniel- I did not say thatm so please read the posts right before you comment

  • Mary Amos

    I would like to know how the big theif Mario’s ratings are.wondered how many people could watch a man two skimmed his workers over 5 million dollars and the fake Katie.

  • Corey

    LMAO @stats….you truly made me laugh out loud…

    I would love to see Jeremy Kyle or Wendy Williams on this list one day…probably impossible…but they are my guilty pleasures and Im totally rooting for ‘em.

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