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Big Bang Theory Tops the Syndication Charts

January 4, 2013 by Marc Berman in Highlights with 2 Comments
Thursday Scorecard


Red-hot The Big Bang Theory from Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution topped the syndication (first-run and off-network) rating charts for the week of December 17 (based on AA – average audience – household ratings from Nielsen). But another highlight of note was Live with Kelly & Michael overrating usual leader Dr. Phil from CBS as the No. 1 option in syndicated talk. Live built by eight percent from one week earlier, tying its highest rating of the season (when Michael Strahan was revealed as Kelly Ripa’s new co-host). Ellen from Warner Bros. finished first in the genre in both total viewers (3.67 million) and women 25-54 (1.8 rating).

In freshman syndicated talk, Katie from Disney-ABC remained the No. 1 option with a 1.8 in households (no change from one week earlier), followed by Steve Harvey (NBCUniversal: 1.4, no change), Ricki Lake (Twentieth: 0.7, +17 percent), Jeff Probst (CBS: 0.7, no change) and Trisha (NBCU: 0.5, no change).

What follows are the top 30 rated programs of this pre-holiday week:

The Big Bang Theory (Warner Bros.): 7.4 rating; Wheel of Fortune (CBS Television Distribution): 7.3; ESPN Regular Season (ESPN): 7.0; Judge Judy (CBS): 6.7; Jeopardy (CBS): 6.4; Two and a Half Men (Warner Bros.): 5.5; The Big Bang Theory – Weekend B (Warner Bros.): 5.4; Weekend Adventure (Disney/ABC-Litton): 5.1; The Big Bang Theory – Weekend A (Warner Bros.): 4.8; Family Feud (Twentieth): 4.7; Family Guy – Weekend (Twentieth): 4.2; Family Guy – Monday-Friday (Twentieth): 4.0; Law & Order: SVU (NBCUniversal): 3.8; Entertainment Tonight (CBS): 3.6; Wheel of Fortune – Weekend (CBS): 3.5; Inside Edition (CBS): 3.2; Law & Order (NBCU): 3.1; How I Met Your Mother – Monday-Friday (Twentieth), Law & Order: Criminal Intent (NBCU) and How I Met Your Mother – Weekend (Twentieth): 2.9 each; Live with Kelly & Michael (Disney-ABC): 2.8; Ellen (Warner Bros.): 2.7; Dr. Phil (CBS), Seinfeld (Sony Pictures Television), Criminal Minds (CBS) and CSI: Miami (CBS): 2.6 each; Seinfeld – Weekend (Sony Pictures Television): 2.5; King of the Hill (Twentieth), Maury (NBCU) and Two and a Half Men – Weekend B (Warner Bros.): 2.4 each

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman is the Editor in Chief for TV Media Insights, the online destination for television and media. Berman has appeared on camera for “Extra,” “Entertainment Tonight,” “Access Hollywood,” “The CBS Evening News,” CNN, and more; and was the author of 2014 desk calendar, “This Day in TV History.”

Thursday Scorecard

  • moshane58

    Looks like Katie has slipped alittle.What is the total veiwers.

  • marcberman

    2.39 million

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