Wheel of Fortune was the top regular syndicated program in Household ratings, while The Big Bang Theory was on top with total viewers for the week ending December 16, 2012.
Dr Phil topped the talk shows for the 13th 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 16, 2012:
|Rank||Program||Dist||Days||HH Rating||Viewers (000)|
|1||ESPN NFL REGULAR SEASON||ESP||M......||9.9||16088|
|2||WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||MTWT...||7.4||11544|
|3||BIG BANG-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||7.3||11692|
|4||JUDGE JUDY (AT)||CTD||MTWT...||7.0||9603|
|6||TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||5.4||8049|
|7||BIG BANG WKND B (AT)||WB||......S||5.3||8618|
|9||BIG BANG WKND A (AT)||WB||......S||4.8||7757|
|10||FAMILY FEUD (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||4.6||6687|
|11||LAW & ORDER: SVU-SYN (AT)||NBU||......S||4.4||6204|
|12||2012 REG SEASON GAMES||NFL||...T...||4.0||6334|
|14||FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT)||2/T||......S||3.9||5839|
|15||FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||3.8||5935|
|16||INSIDE EDITION (AT)||CTD||MTWT...||3.3||4675|
|17||LAW & ORDER-SYN (AT)||NBU||......S||3.3||4451|
|18||DR. PHIL SHOW (AT)||CTD||MTWT...||3.1||4008|
|19||LAW & ORDER:CI-MF-SYN(AT)||NBU||MTWTF..||2.9||3727|
|20||ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW||WB||MTWT...||2.9||3905|
|20||HOW I MET-MTHR-MF-SYN(AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||2.8||4047|
|22||BUENA VISTA VIII||DAD||......S||2.7||4552|
|23||LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL||DAD||MTWTF..||2.6||3415|
|23||WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND||CTD||......S||2.6||3973|
|25||TWO-HALF MEN WKND A (AT)||WB||......S||2.5||3806|
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
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