The top of the rankings remained typical, though while although remaining #2 for the week, with no IBM “Watson” computer contestant, Jeopardy saw its numbers slip 11%, though in fairness, the previous week was a four year high.
Charlie Sheen hadn’t yet been fired from Two and a Half Men for the week ending February 27, but he was in the news plenty. While down 2% from the previous week, Two and a Half Men again ranked third among syndicated shows, and was the number one show with adults 18-49, where it averaged a 3.1 rating (by comparison, ‘Wheel’ had a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating, Jeopardy a 1.6 and Oprah a 1.8 and Judge Judy a 1.3).
Sheen’s antics also helped all five of the entertainment magazines. Ratings for leader ET (4.0 with 5.8-million viewers), Access Hollywood (2.0), TMZ (2.0) and Extra (1.7) all jumped from the week before, while The Insider (1.8) held steady at its highest level of the February sweeps.
Top 25 Syndicated Shows for the week ending February 27, 2011:
|Rank||Program||Dist||Day||HH Rating||Viewers (000)|
|1||WHEEL OF FORTUNE||CTD||MTWTF..||7.8||12,683|
|3||TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT)||WB||MTWTF..||5.9||9,583|
|4||OPRAH WINFREY SHOW||CTD||MTWTF..||5.7||7,912|
|5||JUDGE JUDY (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||4.6||6,607|
|6||FAMILY GUY-MF-SYN (AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||4.1||6,383|
|8||WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND||CTD||……S||3.5||5,483|
|9||TWO-HALF MEN WKND B (AT)||WB||……S||3.3||5,163|
|10||INSIDE EDITION (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||3.3||4,751|
|11||CRIMINAL MINDS-SYN (AT)||CTD||……S||3.2||4,899|
|12||TWO-HALF MEN WKND A (AT)||WB||……S||3.1||4,821|
|13||DR. PHIL SHOW (AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||3.1||4,248|
|14||EVRY LVS RAYMOND-SYN(AT)||CTD||MTWTF..||2.7||3,832|
|15||LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLY||DAD||MTWTF..||2.6||3,511|
|16||LAW & ORDER:CI-WKL (AT)||NBU||……S||2.6||3,892|
|18||HOW I MET-MTHR-MF-SYN(AT)||2/T||MTWTF..||2.5||3,875|
|19||MY WIFE AND KIDS (AT)||DAD||MTWTF..||2.5||3,731|
|21||DR. OZ SHOW (AT)||SPT||MTWTF..||2.4||3,340|
|22||ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW||WB||MTWTF..||2.4||3,256|
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.