The Big Bang Theory was again  the top syndicated program in total viewers and Household ratings for the week ending September 16, 2012,

Dr Phil Beat out Live! With Kelly and Michael  to top the talk shows for its 11th season premiere week.

Top 25 Syndicated Shows for the week ending September 16, 2012:

Rank Program Dist. Days HH Rating Viewers (000)
1 ESPN NFL REGULAR SEASON ESP M…… 7.4 11612
2 ESPN NFL REGULAR SEASON 2 ESP M…… 7.2 11092
3 BIG BANG-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 6.5 9856
4 2012 REG SEASON GAMES NFL …T… 6.5 10787
5 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD .TWTF.. 6.3 8586
6 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD .TWTF.. 5.9 8877
7 JEOPARDY CTD .TWTF.. 4.8 7015
8 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 4.7 6880
9 BIG BANG WKND B (AT) WB ……S 4.5 7128
10 BIG BANG WKND A (AT) WB ……S 4.1 6411
11 2012 NFL REG SEA PREKICK NFL …T… 4.0 6205
12 2012 NFL REG SEA POSTGUN NFL …T… 4.0 6494
13 FAMILY FEUD (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 3.9 5544
14 FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 3.7 5617
15 FAMILY GUY-WK-SYN (AT) 2/T ……S 3.5 5187
16 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT(AT) CTD .TWTF.. 3.3 4624
17 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD .TWTF.. 2.8 4000
18 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD .TWTF.. 2.6 3479
19 MONK-SYN (AT) NBU ……S 2.6 3744
20 HOW I MET-MTHR-MF-SYN(AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 2.5 3643
21 ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW WB MTWTF.. 2.5 3300
22 LAW & ORDER: SVU-SYN (AT) NBU ……S 2.5 3552
23 COLD CASE-SYN (AT) WB ……S 2.5 3657
24 LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL DAD MTWTF.. 2.4 3069
25 JUDGE JOE BROWN (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.4 3158

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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