Once again (and still) we have the great pleasure to inform you that:
- Wheel of Fortune is still the #1 show in syndication
- Jeopardy is #2
- Two and a Half Men was #3
- Judge Judy was #4 (excluding the way Nielsen includes ESPN Monday Night Football syndication)
Judge Judy beat Oprah for the 21st time in 23 weeks and still her honor can’t get a cable network named after her. Jerry Springer once again beat Ellen DeGeneres. Springer is on a modest roll. He’s not at the top of the charts (or even in the top 25) but he had his best week in total viewers in over 3 years (August 20, 2007) with 2.29 million. Maury once again ruled the talk show space with younger viewers (#1 with adults 18-34 and women 18-34).
As for Law & Order: Criminal Intent its weekend syndication was #14 in viewing for the week and I bring that up just to have something new in one of these posts.
Friday Night Smackdown was out of the top 25, averaging 2.777 million viewers for the week and a 1.7 household rating on Friday, August 13.
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.
ESPN Monday Night Football is syndicated to a local affiliate in the markets of the two teams playing. Unfortunately (for us) Nielsen includes all of the viewing that happened on ESPN too (which was almost all of it) in the numbers below.
Top 25 Syndicated Shows for the week ending August 22, 2010:
|Rank||Program||Network||Day||HH Rating||Viewers (000)|
|1||WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||MTWTF..||5.7||8,890|
|3||TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||4.4||6,835|
|4||ESPN NFL PRESEASON||ESP||M……||3.9||6,087|
|5||JUDGE JUDY (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||4.1||5,923|
|6||FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||3.1||4,898|
|8||CSI NEW YORK-SYN(AT)||CTD||……S||3.0||4,486|
|9||EVRY LVS RAYMOND-SYN(AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||3.1||4,456|
|11||OPRAH WINFREY SHOW||CTD||MTWTF..||3.0||3,989|
|12||INSIDE EDITION (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||2.7||3,856|
|13||GEORGE LOPEZ (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||2.4||3,829|
|14||LAW & ORDER:CI-WKL (AT)||NBU||……S||2.6||3,783|
|15||TWO-HALF MEN WKND B (AT)||WB||……S||2.5||3,667|
|17||KING OF THE HILL-SYN(AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||2.2||3,237|
|20||CSI MIAMI-SYN (AT)||CTD||……S||2.1||3,137|
|24||EVBDY LVS RAYMOND-WKD-SYN||CTD||……S||2.0||2,946|
|25||LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLY||DAD||MTWTF..||2.2||2,879|
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.
Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2010 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.