Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, Two and a Half Men, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and Judge Judy made up the top five…again. Lather, rinse, repeat.
Though Maury didn’t make the top 25, he was tied with Oprah among talk shows in adults 18-34 with a 1.1 rating. With adults 18-49 Oprah had a wide lead (1.8 vs. Maury’s 1.2). But Two and a Half Men’s 3.2 adults 18-49 rating had a commanding lead for the week. Family Guy was second with adults 18-49 with a 2.7 rating. Family Guy was the top syndicated show with adults 18-34 with a 3.7 rating, bettering Two and a Half Men’s 3.3 adults 18-34 rating.
You won’t see Steve Wilkos in the top 25, but among talk shows, his year over year gains for February (8%) trailed only Oprah’s (12%).
Top 25 Syndicated Shows for the week ending March 6, 2011:
|Rank||Program||Dist||Day||HH Rating||Viewers (000)|
|1||WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||MTWTF..||7.5||12,160|
|3||TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||5.9||9,395|
|4||OPRAH WINFREY SHOW||CTD||MTWTF..||4.7||6,403|
|5||JUDGE JUDY (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||4.5||6,529|
|7||FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||3.9||6,178|
|8||WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND||CTD||……S||3.4||5,430|
|9||TWO-HALF MEN WKND B (AT)||WB||……S||3.2||5,264|
|10||CRIMINAL MINDS-SYN (AT)||CTD||……S||3.2||4,600|
|11||INSIDE EDITION (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||3.1||4,529|
|12||TWO-HALF MEN WKND A (AT)||WB||……S||3.0||4,813|
|13||DR. PHIL SHOW (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||2.9||3,956|
|14||LAW & ORDER:CI-WKL (AT)||NBU||……S||2.9||4,282|
|15||MY WIFE AND KIDS (AT)||DAD||MTWTF..||2.7||4,145|
|17||LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLY||DAD||MTWTF..||2.6||3,495|
|19||EVRY LVS RAYMOND-SYN(AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||2.5||3,552|
|21||HOW I MET-MTHR-MF-SYN(AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||2.4||3,612|
|22||ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW||WB||MTWTF..||2.3||3,283|
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.