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Syndicated TV Ratings: 'The Big Bang Theory' is Number 1 in Households & With Viewers, 'Live With Kelly & Michael' Top Talker for Week of December 17-23, 2012

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The Big Bang Theory was the top regular syndicated program in Household ratings and with total viewers for the week ending December 23, 2012.

Live With Kelly & Michael topped the talk shows.  Ellen DeGeneres took second. Usual leader Dr Phil aired mostly repeats

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 23, 2012:

Rank Program Dist Days HH Rating Viewers (000)
1 BIG BANG-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 7.4 11664
2 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 7.3 11437
3 ESPN NFL REGULAR SEASON ESP M...... 7.0 10692
4 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 6.7 9359
5 ESPN NFL REGULAR SSN SAT ESP .....S. 6.5 10582
6 JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 6.4 9787
7 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 5.5 8146
8 BIG BANG WKND B (AT) WB ......S 5.4 8844
9 WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ......S 5.1 7078
10 BIG BANG WKND A (AT) WB ......S 4.8 7653
11 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 4.7 7081
12 Family Guy-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ......S 4.2 6177
13 Family Guy-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 4.0 6101
14 LAW & ORDER: SVU-SYN (AT) NBU ......S 3.8 5527
15 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.6 5124
16 WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ......S 3.5 5297
17 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.2 4599
18 LAW & ORDER-SYN (AT) NBU ......S 3.1 4374
19 HOW I MET-MTHR-MF-SYN(AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 2.9 4318
19 LAW & ORDER:CI-MF-SYN(AT) NBU MTWTF.. 2.9 3853
19 HOW I MET-MTHR-WK-SYN(AT) 2/T ......S 2.9 4015
22 LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL DAD MTWTF.. 2.8 3619
23 ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW WB MTWTF.. 2.7 3673
24 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.6 3492
24 SEINFELD (AT) SPT MTWTF.. 2.6 3904

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.

 
  • chris

    wow big bang theory is big everywhere banging out in Primetime on CBS, On top of the Cable list on TBS nightly, and #1 in syndication. I’m sure this show will try to make another half decade of episodes I just hope the quality is good by then and doesn’t go the two and a half men route.

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