Syndicated TV Ratings: 'The Big Bang Theory' is Number 1 in Households & With Viewers, 'Dr Phil' Tops Talkers for Week of December 3-9, 2012



 

The Big Bang Theory  was the top regular syndicated program in Household ratings, and with total viewers for the week ending December 9, 2012.

Dr Phil  topped the talk shows for the 12th week in a row.  Ellen DeGeneres took 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 December 2, 2012:

Rank Program Dist. Days        HH Rating Viewers (000)
1 ESPN NFL REGULAR SEASON ESP M…… 10.8 17121
2 BIG BANG-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 7.3 11468
3 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 7.2 11181
4 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 6.7 9133
5 JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 6.5 9834
6 BIG BANG WKND B (AT) WB ……S 5.3 8398
7 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 5.2 7716
8 2012 REG SEASON GAMES NFL …T… 4.8 7828
9 BIG BANG WKND A (AT) WB ……S 4.8 7411
10 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 4.6 6753
11 LAW & ORDER: SVU-SYN (AT) NBU ……S 4.5 5973
12 WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ……S 4.4 6637
13 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.8 5385
14 FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 3.7 5639
15 FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……S 3.5 5203
16 2012 NFL REG SEA POSTGUN NFL …T… 3.2 5048
17 LAW & ORDER:CI-MF-SYN(AT) NBU MTWTF.. 3.1 3943
18 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.1 4310
19 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.0 3933
20 LAW & ORDER-SYN (AT) NBU ……S 3.0 4025
21 WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ……S 2.9 3984
22 HOW I MET-MTHR-MF-SYN(AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 2.8 3728
23 ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW WB MTWTF.. 2.8 3670
24 CRIMINAL MINDS-SYN (AT) CTD ……S 2.7 3819
25 TWO-HALF MEN WKND B (AT) WB ……S 2.6 3609

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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