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Syndicated TV Ratings: 'Judge Judy' is Number 1 in Households, 'Wheel of Fortune' on Top in Total Viewers, 'Dr Phil' Retains Top Talker Spot for Week of October 8

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October 23rd, 2012

 

Judge Judy was the top regular syndicated program again in Household ratings, while Wheel of Fortune was on top  in total viewers for the week ending October 14, 2012.

Dr Phil topped The Talk shows for the fifth week in a row.  Live! with Kelly & Michael  was 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 14, 2012:

Rank Program Dist. Days           HH rating Viewers (000)
1 ESPN NFL REGULAR SEASON ESP M...... 9.6 15243
2 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 6.7 9240
3 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 6.5 9983
4 JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 5.8 8559
5 BIG BANG-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 5.6 8666
6 BIG BANG WKND B (AT) WB ......S 4.8 7514
7 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 4.7 6928
8 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 4.2 6182
9 2012 REG SEASON GAMES NFL ...T... 4.0 6430
10 WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ......S 4.0 5407
11 2012 NFL REG SEA POSTGUN NFL ...T... 3.8 5901
12 BIG BANG WKND A (AT) WB ......S 3.8 5891
13 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.7 5130
14 Family Guy-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ......S 3.6 4935
15 Family Guy-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 3.1 4664
16 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.9 4151
17 LAW & ORDER-SYN (AT) NBU ......S 2.9 3855
18 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.8 3751
19 LAW & ORDER:CI-MF-SYN(AT) NBU MTWTF.. 2.7 3549
20 LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL DAD MTWTF.. 2.6 3396
21 HOUSE-SYN (AT) NBU ......S 2.6 3636
22 CSI MIAMI-SYN (AT) CTD ......S 2.6 3414
23 HOW I MET-MTHR-MF-SYN(AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 2.5 3629
24 JUDGE JOE BROWN (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.4 3256
25 DR. OZ SHOW (AT) SPT MTWTF.. 2.4 3042

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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.

 
  • JR

    Thanks for the numbers- any info on Ellen, Millionaire and Katie Couric’s show?

  • stats

    GO AWAY Kelly OH MY GOSH Ripa. You STINK.

  • Rick

    JR

    From another site Katie was up to 1.9 — it’s highest HH rating since it’s premiere week.

    Ellen I think was up a little too.

  • LC

    ‘Weekend Adventure’ at #10? As in LITTON’S Weekend Adventure? Since when did that count as a syndicated program? I thought it was on ABC…

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