TomKat Split Sends Magazine Numbers Up
Other first-run shows doing well in the week ending July 15 were Excused, Bethenny, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy.
Power Outages Put A Hurtin’ On Syndies
Entertainment Tonight was the only mag to improve from the previous frame in the week ending July 8. Many shows in other genres were also down.
Preemptions, Power Outages Plague Syndies
But Dr. Phil bounced back in the week ended July 1 to take the top talk spot after giving it up a week before to Maury. Newcomer Bethenny continued to shine in it six-week test run, driving up its household and female demo numbers.
‘Bethenny,’ ‘Maury’ Top Week’s Standouts
The two talkers are among the few shows that posted gains in the preemption-studded week ending June 24.
‘Dr. Phil’ A Standout In A Slow Syndie Week
The good doctor was the only first-run daytime strip to post some ratings growth in the week ending June 10.
The first week of a summer test of the Warner Bros. talk show averaged a 0.9 rating/7 share among women 25-54. That’s up 80% from last year on the Fox TV Stations on which it’s airing.
‘Judy’ Takes May Sweeps With Record 6.9
The good doctor was up 3% from last May, with much higher gains in several key markets. Other strong performers included several talkers and off-net’s Big Bang Theory.
‘Judy’ Is Only Court To Post Weekly Gain
Other shows bucking the flat to down trend in the week ending May 13 included Dr. Phil, Ellen, Anderson, and a few magazine and game shows.
Slow Going In May Sweep’s First Week
All the game shows post losses, as were most magazines, talk shows, courtrooms. The few gainers included Entertainment Tonight, TMZ, Maury and a couple off-net sitcoms.
Syndie Talkers Start Strong In May Sweep
Among those doing well in the week ending April 29 were most of the talk shows as well as the courtrooms, newcomers Anderson, Access Hollywood Live and three of the magazines.
Final Pre-Sweeps Week A Slow One
Most shows in syndication were flat or down in the week ending April 22. Coverage of Dick Clark’s death boosted Entertainment Tonight’s numbers, however.
Viewers Give Syndies Post-Holiday Rebound
Ratings were up in the week ending April 15 following downticks in the week leading up to Easter and Passover. Among the beneficiaries were most of the talkers, Judge Judy, magazine shows and off-net sitcoms and weekly hours.
Syndie Ratings Continue To Founder
Most shows turned in lower performances in the first week of April. Among the few in first run to better their week-earlier numbers were Ellen DeGeneres, Judge Joe Brown and Extra Weekend.
‘Judge Judy’ Reclaims Syndie’s Top Spot
In the week ending April 1, Dr. Phil scores the biggest week-to-week gain among the talkers; Anderson leads the first-run newcomers; Wheel rules the games again; ET tops the magazine rack; and Big Bang is the big leader of off-net sitcoms.
‘Wheel’ Tops The Chart In A Slow Week
More March Madness preemptions and nice weather conspired again to keep syndication viewing down in the week ending March 25. The biggest gainer from the prior session was The Insider.
Hoops, DST Put The Hurt On Syndication
Ratings for shows across all genres took a tumble in the week ending March 18, hurt by March Madness preemptions and more sunlight.
Most Syndies Hit With Post-Sweep Malaise
Among the exceptions in the week ending March 11 were some off-net sitcoms and weekly hours.
Magazines Had A Fine Time In Feb. Sweeps
All the shows in the genre posted improvements over the sweeps a year ago. Others doing well for the month include some talk shows, the top four court shows and newcomers Anderson and Big Bang Theory.
‘Judy’ Shines In Mostly Lackluster Week
The courtroom queen retakes the top spot in first-run syndication from Wheel of Fortune with a 1% ratings gain from last week and 61% from this time last year.
Mags Soar On Whitney Houston Coverage
Every entertainment magazine matched or exceeded its highest Nielsens of the season and scored double-digit growth over last year in the week ending Feb. 19.
‘Wheel’ and ‘Judy’ Tops In Syndie Rankings
The first full week of the sweep finds other strong performances from Dr. Phil, Anderson, Extra and Criminal Minds.
Big Move For ‘Big Bang’ To Top Spot
In its first off-net season, Big Bang Theory ties Judge Judy and Wheel of Fortune for syndication’s No. 1 spot in the week ending Feb. 5.
‘Judy’, ‘Wheel’ Tie For Syndie’s Top Spot
They were two of the few syndication standouts in the week ending Jan. 29 that saw viewing levels fall and some show preempted by the president’s State of the Union address.
Mags Find Ratings Treasure In Golden Globes
Five of the genre’s six shows posted gains in the week ending Jan. 22, fueled by day-after coverage of the annual awards show.
Syndie Toppers: ‘Wheel,’ Judy, Phil, Anderson
Wheel of Fortune is syndications No. 1; Judge Judy makes it 800 weeks atop the courtroom genre with a 3% week-to-week rise, while Dr. Phil led the talk shows and freshman Anderson posted the largest increase of any new show.
Court Shows Cool While Magazines Heat Up
All the mags get a ratings boost from the Casey Anthony video diary story, while all the courtrooms were down or flat in the week ending Jan. 8.
Courtrooms Ring In 2012 With Ratings Gains
Led by syndication’s overall No. 1, Judge Judy, four court shows hit new season highs in the week ending Jan. 1. Other shows posting good numbers included Maury, Dr. Phil, Rachael Ray, Jeremy Kyle as well as the weekend editions of many entertainment magazines.
Christmas Week Brings ‘Judy’ A Ratings Gift
The court show is back atop the syndie ratings list in the week ending Dec. 25 as most in the genre posted upticks. Other gainers included Kelly, Maury, Rachael, Excused, Jeopardy and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.
Viewers Skip Syndies For Shopping
The status quo pretty much ruled the pre-holiday week ending Dec. 18 with established genre leaders generally holding on despite lower PUT levels.
Big Week Propels Off-Net ‘Big Bang’
The freshman off-net sitcoms tops usual leader Two and a Half Men to grab the No. 1 spot in the genre for the week ending Dec. 11. Dr. Phil remained the top talker.
Post-Thanksgiving No Turkey For ‘Dr. Phil’
The talker takes over first place in the genre in the week ending Dec. 4. Other shows doing well include Anderson, Big Bang Theory and most of the magazines and game shows.
Regis and Kelly November’s Top Talkers
The duo top Dr. Phil by a tenth of a point, boosted by Philbin’s farewell. Anderson is the No. 1 freshman; Judge Judy, Wheel, ET, Two and a Half Men and Law & Order take top honors among courts, games, magazines, off-net sitcoms and off-net weekly hours, respectively.
Regis Bows Out Of ‘Live’ With A Bang
His final week on Live with Regis and Kelly drives the talk show up 40% from the previous week and 75% from a year earlier to a new season high 4.2 rating, thanks in large part to a 6.7 rating for Philbin’s emotional farewell on Nov. 18.
Baseball Preemptions Strike Out Syndies
The exception was the entertainment magazines, which got boost from Paul McCartney’s wedding coverage.
No Oprah Winfrey for syndication this year. So what’s left for other shows? Plenty. For the first three weeks of the season, five of the top 10 Monday through Friday syndication shows gained overall viewership — somewhat of a rarity given the historical nature of broadcast ratings erosion.
Life After Oprah: Talkers Strong In Week One
In the week ending Sept. 18, Dr. Phil started its 10th season with a 3.9 rating – a 63% increase from the week before – its highest season premiere since 2004. Dr. Oz came in second with a 2.9 season premiere week, up 61% from the week before. And Ellen’s rating climbed 53% percent from the previous week to 2.3, making it her strongest season premiere ever.
Fresh Shows Push ‘Live’ Into Top Talk Spot
In the national ratings for the week ending Sept. 11, Judge Judy and Wheel of Fortune tie for the top ranking with 6.1s.
Syndicated Ratings Hit Summer Slowstice
Most shows were flat or down in the week ending Aug. 14. Among the exceptions were a few talk shows, one magazine, one game show, two off-net sitcoms and a handful of off-net weekly hours.
‘Judy’ Still Syndie’s No. 1, While 3 Talkers Tie
The courtroom queen posts a 2% gain from the week before and 49% from last year in the week ending July 17. Dr. Phil, Live with Regis and Kelly and Maury all scored a 2.3, which was good enough to land them on top of the chat fests.
No Summertime Blues For ‘Dr. Phil’
The CBS Television Distribution talk show led the genre again in the week ending June 26. Other gab fests to post week-to-week gains include Dr. Oz and Rachael Ray. Game shows also turned in some gains.