Syndicated TV Ratings: 'Judge Judy' is Number 1 in Households, but 'Big Bang Theory' is on Top With Viewers, 'Dr Phil' Matches High for Week of November 19-25, 2012

 

Judge Judy was the top regular syndicated program in Household ratings, but The Big Bang Theory won with  total viewers for the week ending November 25, 2012.

Dr Phil matched his season high and topped the talk shows for the tenth week in a row.  Ellen DeGeneres 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…… 8.5 13367
2 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTW…. 7.2 10166
3 BIG BANG-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 6.4 10353
4 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 6.3 9962
5 JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MTWT… 5.5 8458
6 BIG BANG WKND B (AT) WB ……S 5.3 8739
7 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 5.0 7696
8 BIG BANG WKND A (AT) WB ……S 5.0 8007
9 LAW & ORDER: SVU-SYN (AT) NBU ……S 4.2 5822
10 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 4.1 6076
11 WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ……S 4.1 5910
12 FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……S 3.6 5689
13 FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 3.5 5448
14 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.4 4826
15 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTW…. 3.3 4403
16 WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ……S 3.1 4834
17 LAW & ORDER-SYN (AT) NBU ……S 3.0 3872
18 HOUSE-SYN (AT) NBU ……S 2.9 3709
19 HOW I MET-MTHR-MF-SYN(AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 2.8 3960
20 LAW & ORDER:CI-MF-SYN(AT) NBU MTWTF.. 2.8 3852
21 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWT… 2.8 3940
22 CRIMINAL MINDS-SYN (AT) CTD ……S 2.7 3614
23 ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW WB MTW…. 2.6 3515
24 LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL DAD MTW…. 2.5 3296
25 CSI MIAMI-SYN (AT) CTD ……S 2.5 3315

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.

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