Legend of the Seeker fans, the show’s fifth episode of the season two two didn’t make the top 25 below fourth episode of season but it had an average audience of  2.30 million, that’s down from the fourth episode’s 2.408 which was down from the third episode’s 2.504 million which was up from the  2.24 million for the second episode and still off a bit from the season two premiere which averaged 2.58 million viewers.

WWE RAW fans – Smackdown! didn’t make the top 25 with its December 4 airing that averaged 3.097 million.

For more context and info on shows that weren’t among the top 25 listed below, please check out Broadcasting & Cable’s post covering the week’s syndicated ratings.

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 December 4, not December 11.

Top 25 Syndicated Shows for the week ending December 6, 2009:

Rank Program Network Day Duration HH Rating Viewers (000)
1 ESPN NFL REGULAR SEASON ESP M…… 187 13.7 22,771
2 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 30 7.3 11,747
3 JEOPARDY CTD MTWTF.. 30 6.1 9,442
4 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 30 5.2 8,188
5 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 30 4.6 6,559
8 CENTURY PREMIERE 2/T ……S 150 3.8 5,894
9 FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 30 3.5 5,354
10 CSI NEW YORK-SYN(AT) CTD ……S 60 3.5 5,182
11 OFFICE-SYN (AT) NBU MTWTF.. 30 3.1 4,761
12 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 30 3.2 4,639
13 LAW & ORDER:CI-WKL (AT) NBU M…… 60 3.2 4,614
14 2009 NFL REG SEASON GAMES NFL …T… 176 2.6 4,094
15 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 60 3.0 4,057
16 GEORGE LOPEZ (AT) WB MTWTF.. 30 2.8 4,007
17 SEINFELD-WKND (AT) SPT ……S 30 2.7 4,004
18 TWO-HALF MEN WKND B (AT) WB ……S 30 2.6 4,003
19 SEINFELD (AT) SPT MTWTF.. 30 2.7 3,836
20 REVOLUTION 1 2/T ……S 120 2.5 3,820
21 REVOLUTION 1A 2/T ……S 120 2.4 3,732
22 TWO-HALF MEN WKND A (AT) WB ……S 30 2.4 3,651
23 CSI MIAMI-SYN (AT) CTD ……S 60 2.4 3,537
24 DR. OZ SHOW (AT) SPT MTWTF.. 60 2.6 3,531
25 BONES-SYN (AT) 2/T ……S 60 2.3 3,489

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 or near  the top of the syndicated lists until football season is over It’s sort of bogus, but  I’m just reporting it as Nielsen does, but you can figure most of the viewing is actually directly on ESPN.  As of mid-November, the same now holds true for the Thursday games on NFL Network.

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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