For the week ending Nov. 17, which includes the second full week of the
sweeps, top gainers in syndication were magazines, games and several new,
The magazines moving up were Entertainment
Tonight, which recorded its highest rating in 33 weeks, up 5 percent to a
6.3, and Inside Edition
, up 9
percent to a 3.5, the latter matching its season high.
Among the games, both Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! hit new season highs. Wheel
was up a smidge (2 percent) to a 9.7 and Jeopardy was up a half a smidge
(1 percent) to a 7.5.
The other game-show winners were Hollywood
Squares, up 4 percent to a 2.6, and Family Feud,
up 13 percent to a 1.7.
Among the relationship shows, Blind Date and The Weakest Link
each were up 6 percent to a 1.7, while Fifth Wheel was up 8 percent to a new season high of
Daytime's biggest gainer was Crossing Over with John Edward .
In fact, it had the biggest increase of any major strip in syndication this
week, helped by a 'celebrity reading' of former Monkey Mickey ('I'm a Believer')
Crossing Over was up 15 percent to a 1.5. Rival psychic Beyond with
James Van Praagh did a 1.0, down
Other talkers moving up were rookie Dr. Phil, up 9 percent to a new
high of 4.8; Maury, up 3 percent to a new season high of 3.3; Montel
Williams, up 4 percent to a new season high of 2.7; and rookies Caroline
Rhea and Rob Nelson, each up 10 percent to a 1.1, a new high for Nelson.
The only other rookie to improve this week was Celebrity Justice, up 8 percent to a