Please note that for a variety of reasons, these numbers were even more delayed than the normal delays for syndicate ratings, but hopefully  we’ll have the numbers for the week ending 11/22 up later today (12/2).

Legend of the Seeker fans, the show’s second episode of season two didn’t make the top 25 below (average audience 2.24 million, down a bit from the season two premiere which averaged 2.58 million viewers).

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.  So while Friday Night Smackdown! is now counted as a syndicated show and we are seeing the numbers again, they are delayed.  The numbers below are for Friday November 13, not November 20. Update: oops!  I was so used to Smackdown making the top 25, I didn’t notice it wasn’t in the list.  It averaged 3.46 million on November 13.

Top 25 Syndicated Shows for the week ending November 15, 2009:

Rank Program Network Day Duration HH Rating Viewers (000)
1 ESPN NFL REGULAR SEASON ESP M…… 191 10.5 17,091
2 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 30 7.5 12,109
3 JEOPARDY CTD MTWTF.. 30 6.3 9,695
4 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 30 5.4 8,494
7 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 30 4.6 6,648
8 FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 30 3.6 5,438
9 2009 NFL REG SEASON GAMES NFL …T… 182 3.1 5,072
10 OFFICE-SYN (AT) NBU MTWTF.. 30 3.1 4,791
11 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 30 3.3 4,775
12 CSI NEW YORK-SYN(AT) CTD ……S 60 3.2 4,732
13 WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CTD ……S 30 2.7 4,185
14 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 60 3.1 4,168
15 LAW & ORDER:CI-WKL (AT) NBU M…… 60 2.9 4,115
16 SEINFELD (AT) SPT MTWTF.. 30 2.8 4,086
17 GEORGE LOPEZ (AT) WB MTWTF.. 30 2.7 4,074
18 SEINFELD-WKND (AT) SPT ……S 30 2.7 4,074
19 2009 NFL REG SEA POSTGUN NFL …T… 6 2.4 4,025
20 TWO-HALF MEN WKND B (AT) WB ……S 30 2.6 3,858
21 TWO-HALF MEN WKND A (AT) WB ……S 30 2.6 3,776
22 MILLIONAIRE (AT) DAD MTWTF.. 30 2.6 3,703
23 DR. OZ SHOW (AT) SPT MTWTF.. 60 2.7 3,699
25 HOUSE OF PAYNE MF-SYN(AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 30 2.1 3,533

Please note that the #s for Monday Night Football are the total number both for the ESPN airings and the local markets where the games are syndicated to one of the local affiliates (a rule to ensure the markets playing the game can watch them, even if they don’t have ESPN). As a result Monday Night Football will be at the top of the syndicated lists until football season is over. It’s sort of bogus, but since I can’t break the syndicated portion out, I’m just reporting it as Nielsen does, but you can figure most of the viewing is actually directly on ESPN.

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. For more information click here.

DAD = Disney ABC Domestic Television, SPT= Sony Pictures Television, 2/T=Twentieth Television, ESP = ESPN, CTD = CBS Television Distribution.

Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2009 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

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