Syndicated TV Ratings: ‘Judge Judy’ Number 1 in Households, ‘Big Bang Thoery’ Wins With Viewers, ‘Dr Phil’ Top Talker for Week Ending May 5, 2013

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Big Bang Theory CastJudge Judy was the number 1 regular syndicated program in Household ratings, but The Big Bang Theory remained on top with total viewers for the week ending May 5, 2013.

Dr Phil  was the top-rated talk show of the week for the 29th time this season.  Live with Kelly and Michael  and Ellen DeGeneres tied for second.

Rank Program Dist. Days HH Rating Viewers (000)
1 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 6.8 9360
2 BIG BANG-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 6.5 10023
3 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 6.5 9869
4 JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 6.0 8956
5 BIG BANG WKND B (AT) WB ……S 5.0 8140
6 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 4.6 6942
7 WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ……S 4.5 6366
8 BIG BANG WKND A (AT) WB ……S 4.5 7281
9 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 4.4 6560
10 FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……S 3.7 5300
11 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.6 4987
12 LAW & ORDER: SVU-SYN (AT) NBU ……S 3.4 4654
13 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.3 4347
14 FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 3.3 4960
15 WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ……S 3.2 4872
16 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.0 4140
17 LAW & ORDER-SYN (AT) NBU ……S 2.8 3780
18 CRIMINAL MINDS-SYN (AT) CTD ……S 2.8 3791
19 LAW & ORDER:CI-MF-SYN(AT) NBU MTWTF.. 2.6 3454
20 CSI MIAMI-SYN (AT) CTD ……S 2.6 3733
21 LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL DAD MTWTF.. 2.5 3270
22 ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW WB MTWTF.. 2.5 3377
23 HOW I MET-MTHR-MF-SYN(AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 2.4 3395
24 MILLIONAIRE (AT) DAD MTWTF.. 2.3 3185
25 DR. OZ SHOW (AT) SPT MTWTF.. 2.3 2930


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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