Syndicated TV Ratings: ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Number 1 in Households & With Total Viewers, ‘Dr. Phil’ Tops Talk Shows for Week Ending August 25, 2013

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The Big Bang Theory The Tenure Turbulence

The Big Bang Theorywas the top regular syndicated program in Household ratings, and with total viewers for the week ending August 25, 2013.

Dr. Philwas the top talker for the week.  Live With Kelly & Michael was second.

Rank Program Dist Days HH Rating Viewers (000)
1 BIG BANG-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 6.3 9788
2 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 6.2 8219
3 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 5.7 8695
4 JEOPARDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 4.9 7375
5 BIG BANG WKND B (AT) WB ……S 4.9 7401
6 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 4.5 6599
7 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 4.3 6331
8 WEEKEND ADVENTURE DAL ……S 4.3 5763
9 BIG BANG WKND A (AT) WB ……S 4.3 6534
10 ESPN NFL PRESEASON ESP M…… 4.1 6201
11 FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……S 3.8 5537
12 LAW & ORDER: SVU-SYN (AT) NBU ……S 3.6 5085
13 FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 3.4 5148
14 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.2 4563
15 ESPN NFL PRESEASON THU ESP …T… 3.0 4466
16 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.7 3570
17 LAW & ORDER:CI-MF-SYN(AT) NBU MTWTF.. 2.7 3515
18 LAW & ORDER-SYN (AT) NBU ……S 2.7 3734
19 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.6 3636
20 HOW I MET-MTHR-MF-SYN(AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 2.4 3410
21 HOUSE-SYN (AT) NBU ……S 2.4 3489
22 LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL DAD MTWTF.. 2.3 2984
23 KING OF THE HILL-SYN(AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 2.3 3178
24 MILLIONAIRE (AT) DAD MTWTF.. 2.3 3187
25 FRIENDS (AT) WB MTWTF.. 2.2 3018


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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