Syndicated TV Ratings: 'The Big Bang Theory' is Number 1 in Households & With Viewers, 'Live With Kelly & Michael' Again Top Talker for Week of December 24-30, 2012

 

The Big Bang Theory was the top regular syndicated program in Household ratings and with total viewers for the week ending December 30, 2012.

Live with Kelly & Michael  topped the talk shows for a second straight week.  Maury 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 December 30, 2012:

Rank Program Dist. Days HH Rating Viewers (000)
1 BIG BANG-SYN (AT) WB M…… 6.8 11471
2 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 6.7 10817
3 JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 5.9 9293
4 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 5.8 8184
5 BIG BANG WKND B (AT) WB MTWTF.. 5.8 9649
6 WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ……S 5.7 8049
7 BIG BANG WKND A (AT) WB MTWTF.. 5.4 8643
8 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB …T… 5.0 7593
9 MADE IN HOLLYWOOD(S)-12/30/2012 CEC ……S 4.8 6449
10 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 4.6 6982
11 FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……S 3.9 5557
12 FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T ……S 3.6 5769
13 WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD MTWTF.. 3.6 5514
14 HOUSE-SYN (AT) NBU MTWTF.. 3.2 4570
15 HOW I MET-MTHR-MF-SYN(AT) 2/T ……S 3.1 4665
16 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT(AT) CTD …T… 3.1 4571
17 LAW & ORDER-SYN (AT) NBU MTWTF.. 3.0 4047
18 LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL DAD MTWTF.. 2.9 3923
19 LAW & ORDER:CI-MF-SYN(AT) NBU MTWTF.. 2.7 3697
20 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD ……S 2.6 3756
21 LAW & ORDER: SVU-SYN (AT) NBU ……S 2.6 4034
22 TWO-HALF MEN WKND B (AT) WB MTWTF.. 2.6 3980
23 MILLIONAIRE (AT) DAD MTWTF.. 2.5 3451
24 TWO-HALF MEN WKND A (AT) WB ……S 2.5 3796
25 JEOPARDY WEEKEND CTD ……S 2.5 3803

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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