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Syndicated TV Ratings: 'The Big Bang Theory' is Again Number 1 in Households and Viewers, 'Dr Phil' Hits High Week of November 12-18, 2012

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November 29th, 2012

 

The Big Bang Theory was the top regular syndicated program in Household ratings and  in total viewers for the week ending November 18, 2012.

Dr Phil hit a new season high  and topped the talk shows for the ninth week in a row.  The Ellen DeGeneres Show 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 November 18, 2012:

Rank Program Dist Days HH Rating Viewers (000)
1 ESPN NFL REGULAR SEASON ESP M...... 8.6 13590
2 BIG BANG-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 7.7 12253
3 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 7.4 10286
4 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 7.2 11281
5 JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 6.3 9644
6 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 5.2 7755
7 BIG BANG WKND B (AT) WB ......S 5.1 8198
8 BIG BANG WKND A (AT) WB ......S 4.8 7607
9 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 4.7 7053
10 WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ......S 4.5 5944
11 Family Guy-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ......S 4.1 6047
12 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 4.0 5540
13 Family Guy-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 3.9 5888
14 2012 REG SEASON GAMES NFL ...T... 3.6 5657
15 LAW & ORDER: SVU-SYN (AT) NBU ......S 3.5 4953
16 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.3 4381
17 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.1 4297
18 LAW & ORDER-SYN (AT) NBU ......S 3.0 4228
19 LAW & ORDER:CI-MF-SYN(AT) NBU MTWTF.. 2.8 3733
20 ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW WB MTWTF.. 2.7 3488
20 2012 NFL REG SEA POSTGUN NFL ...T... 2.7 4177
22 LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL DAD MTWTF.. 2.6 3442
23 HOW I MET-MTHR-MF-SYN(AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 2.5 3582
23 MAURY (AT) NBU MTWTF.. 2.5 3393
25 MILLIONAIRE (AT) DAD MTWTF.. 2.4 3291

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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.

 
  • Max

    Good for Millionaire cracking the 25! Seems week after week, it’s always the same titles.

  • DK

    Congrats to Ellen for beating the abysmal Live with Kelly & Michael in the ratings.

  • THE OLD MAN

    Nice for Judge Judy & TBBT!

  • Joan

    Go Ellen. You are 100 times better than Kelly NO TALENT Ripa

  • Farris Flagg

    ELLEN And “Live With Kelly And Michael” Have Had A Hard Out Fight For Ratings DK And Joan.

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