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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

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December 18th, 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.

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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.

 
  • Tebow to JAX

    Whitney will be ready for syndication in 2015.

  • Blake Williams

    Where are Kelly & Michael, Dr OZ ?

  • THE OLD MAN

    Go Judge Judy!

  • joan

    Go Ellen. Kelly “NO TALENT” Ripa finally went away. This morning the first words that came out of her mouth were ” OH MY GOSH” She has a very limited vocabulary. I think if they got Michael a ne co host, then that show would be great. Kelly said ahe would leave before Regis. Well, Kelly, youre overdue

  • Farris Flagg

    Everybody Should Watch “The Ellen Degeneres Show”!!!!!!!!

  • LC

    I’m surprised to see ‘Litton’s Weekend Adventure’ and ‘SVU’ repeats on My Network TV are both still in the Top 10…

  • Big Apple

    When Regis announced his retirement, the plan should have been to seek a replacement for both he AND Kelly Ripa. In addition to being a very ignorant and naive woman for 42 years old, her broadcast/co-host skills are truly lacking. All of the “umms”, “uhhhs”, “ya’lls”, etc. are pathetic. Not to mention her, let’s call them, obvious personality disorders. She was barely acceptable as a junior co-host and her lack of talent and annoying quirks are even more apparent now.

    A good part of the ratings the show does manage to get is probably from people who are amused to watch the “train wreck” that is Kelly Ripa.

  • Flarikker

    No Michael & Kelly in the top 25 this week. Not suprized. She seems to get more “airy” everyday. I think she is more comfortable as a second banana which she played with Regis. She is not a lead person unless she is solo. She definitely is not a journalist…she cannot talk with complete sentences. When she tried to talk about the elementary school massacre, she spoke incoherently. Also her facial expressions she makes seem childish.

  • Taylor

    No surprise about live with Kelly and Michael not being on the
    List.

  • DK

    Michael Strahan is ok, but unlike Regis, he’s not good enough to compensate for the horrible and untalented Ripa, who is obviously a person of low intelligence. The show is repetitively juvenile and boring, and should have been canceled after Regis left.

  • Cathy

    That show is a train wreck. Kelly is so low class and can’t even carry on a normal conversation. She is an old cheerleader hanging on the football player. She is so disgusting always having her hands all over Michael.

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