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[09/20/10 - 01:19 PM]
"Judge Judy" Kicks Off 15th Season as the #1 Daytime Show in Syndication
CBS Television Distribution spins the numbers for the week of September 13-19.

[via press release from CBS]

JUDGE JUDY KICKS OFF 15TH SEASON AS THE #1 DAYTIME SHOW IN SYNDICATION

First Time Anyone Has Beaten "Oprah" in 10 years! *

Delivering 6.3 Million/9.6 Million Average Daily Viewers

JUDGE JUDY: (In National Syndication--Check Local Listings)

(HOLLYWOOD, CA) -The most popular courtroom series in the history of television, JUDGE JUDY, presided over by Judge Judith Sheindlin, began its 15th season last week as the #1 show in daytime.

The last time that any daytime show has beaten "The Oprah Winfrey Show" was in 2000/2001 when JUDGE JUDY was able to accomplish that feat.

During the 2009-10 season, JUDGE JUDY was the highest rated daytime show in syndication with a 4.4 AA (+5% over last season's 4.2) and a 6.9 GAA household rating (+6% over last season's 6.5). Additionally, JUDGE JUDY rules as television's #1 Daytime and Early Fringe syndicated strip among homes, total viewers, women 18-49 and women 25-54. (GAA%).

In viewers 2 plus, JUDGE JUDY has averaged 6.3 million viewers against "Oprah's" 5.7 million for the 2009/10 season. JUDY is up 6%, while "Oprah" is down 7% over the 2008/09 season.

JUDY delivers 9.6 million average daily viewers (GAA), which is up 7% over the 2008-09 season.*

Among court shows, JUDGE JUDY was #1 among homes, key women and key adults, a position that it has held every sweep since its premiere-55 consecutive sweeps. Also, JUDGE JUDY ranks as the #1 half hour court show for 730 consecutive weeks among homes, every week since its premiere (AA/GAA). *

Locally, JUDGE JUDY posted strong deliveries in top markets across the country in the May 2010 sweep, including:

In New York, at 4:30 p.m. on WCBS-TV, JUDGE JUDY was the #1 show in the time period among homes and was WCBS' #1 syndicated strip among homes, adults 18-49 and 25-54. In Los Angeles, at 3:30 p.m. on KCBS-TV, JUDGE JUDY was KCBS' #1 syndicated strip among key adults. In Chicago at 4:30 p.m. on WBBM, JUDGE JUDY was WBBM's #1 syndicated strip among homes and women and adults 18-49. In Philadelphia at 4:30 p.m. on WTXF, JUDGE JUDY is WTXF's #1 syndicated strip among homes and key demos. In Dallas, on KDFW-TV at 4:30 p.m., JUDGE JUDY was the #1 syndicated strip on KDFW among homes. In Washington DC on WTTG at 4:30 p.m., JUDGE JUDY grew by 50% among homes over May 2009. **

JUDGE JUDY, which debuted in September 1996, has been sold through the 2013 season.

JUDGE JUDY is a Big Ticket Television production and is distributed by CBS Television Distribution. Randy Douthit is executive producer and director. Timothy Regler is executive producer. CBS Television Distribution is a unit of CBS Corp.

* Source: NSS Galaxy Explorer, Live+SD. 2009/10 season = 9/14/09- 09/12/10. 2008/09 season = 9/15/08 - 9/13/09. First time anyone has beaten OPRAH in 10 years based on daytime shows only. #1 court show since Nov'96 sweep (Feb, May, July, Nov). #1 half hour court show since September 16, 1996. Based on Live ratings, (Live+7 after December 2005).

** Source: NSI/Wrap Overnights + May '10, Live. Growth vs., May 2009.





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