Syndicated TV Ratings: ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Number 1 in Households and Viewers, ‘Dr Phil’ Top Talker for Week Ending March 31, 2013

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The Big Bang Theory was the number 1 regular syndicated program in Household ratings and was on top with total viewers for the week ending March 31, 2013.

Dr Phil  was the top-rated talk show of the week for the 24th time this season.  Live with Kelly and Michael was second.

Top 25 Syndicated Shows for the week ending March 31, 2013:

Rank Program Dist. Days HH Rating Viewers (000)
1 BIG BANG-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 7.4 11675
2 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTW…. 7.2 11266
3 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 6.8 9220
4 JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 5.9 9023
5 BIG BANG WKND B (AT) WB ……S 5.0 8200
6 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 4.8 7038
7 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 4.7 6997
8 WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ……S 4.6 6312
9 BIG BANG WKND A (AT) WB ……S 4.4 6974
10 LAW & ORDER: SVU-SYN (AT) NBU ……S 3.7 5432
11 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT(AT) CTD MTW…. 3.6 5207
12 FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……S 3.3 5042
13 FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 3.3 5032
14 LAW & ORDER:CI-MF-SYN(AT) NBU MTWTF.. 3.0 4199
15 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.8 3737
16 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.8 4086
17 HOUSE-SYN (AT) NBU ……S 2.8 4049
18 LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL DAD MTWTF.. 2.5 3271
19 LAW & ORDER-SYN (AT) NBU ……S 2.5 3392
20 MILLIONAIRE (AT) DAD MTWTF.. 2.4 3341
21 HOW I MET-MTHR-MF-SYN(AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 2.4 3445
22 TWO-HALF MEN WKND B (AT) WB ……S 2.3 3488
23 DR. OZ SHOW (AT) SPT MTWTF.. 2.3 3000
24 KING OF THE HILL-SYN(AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 2.3 3063
25 JUDGE JOE BROWN (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.2 3037


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: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

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