Judge Judy was the top regular syndicated program in Household ratings, while Big Bang Theory was on top in total viewers for the week ending October 7, 2012.
Dr Phil was the number one talk show for the fourth straight week this season. Live! with Kelly & Michael again came in second.
We've entered the wacky time of year when Nielsen counts the local broadcast of the Monday Night Football games as syndicated shows and while it is syndicated to the local markets of the teams playing, Nielsen also includes the numbers from ESPN so MNF will always put them at the top of the list, pay no attention to them.
Top 25 Syndicated Shows for the week ending October 7, 2012:
|Rank||Program||Dist||Days||HH Rating||Viewers (000)|
|1||ESPN NFL REGULAR SEASON||ESP||M......||11.2||17735|
|2||JUDGE JUDY (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||6.7||9096|
|3||BIG BANG-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||6.6||10216|
|4||WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||MTWTF..||6.4||9785|
|6||TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||4.8||7068|
|7||2012 REG SEASON GAMES||NFL||...T...||4.7||7188|
|8||FAMILY FEUD (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||4.1||5900|
|9||BIG BANG WKND B (AT)||WB||......S||3.9||5921|
|10||FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||......S||3.7||5601|
|12||FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||3.4||5104|
|12||BIG BANG WKND A (AT)||WB||......S||3.4||5132|
|14||LAW & ORDER:CI-MF-SYN(AT)||NBU||MTWTF..||3.2||4039|
|15||DR. PHIL SHOW (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||3.0||3943|
|15||INSIDE EDITION (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||3.0||4176|
|15||2012 NFL REG SEA POSTGUN||NFL||...T...||3.0||4567|
|18||CRIMINAL MINDS-SYN (AT)||CTD||......S||2.7||3734|
|18||LAW & ORDER-SYN (AT)||NBU||......S||2.7||3615|
|20||LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL||DAD||MTWTF..||2.6||3366|
|21||2012 NFL REG SEA PREKICK||NFL||...T...||2.5||3710|
|21||CSI MIAMI-SYN (AT)||CTD||......S||2.5||3576|
|23||HOW I MET-MTHR-WK-SYN(AT)||2/T||......S||2.4||3507|
|23||JUDGE JOE BROWN (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||2.4||3244|
|23||HOW I MET-MTHR-MF-SYN(AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||2.4||3364|
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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