CBS TELEVISION DISTRIBUTION IS TOPS IN DAYTIME WITH THE TOP 3 SHOWS OF THE MAY SWEEP: 'JUDGE JUDY,' 'THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW' AND 'DR. PHIL'
'Judge Judy' is #1 Show in All of Syndication
'Entertainment Tonight' Continues its Reign as Top Newsmagazine
CTD Claims the Top 9 First-Run Syndicated Shows of the Sweep
LOS ANGELES - June 8, 2011 - CBS Television Distribution is the daytime leader, with the top 3 shows of the May sweep - JUDGE JUDY, THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW and DR. PHIL.
CTD also holds the top nine highest-rated syndicated first-run shows of the May Sweep.
JUDGE JUDY was the #1 show in syndication with a 6.7 HH AA% rating, up +49% from the May 2010 sweep.
Newsmagazines were strong during the sweep with ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT on top, with a 4.0 HH AA%, as longtime host Mary Hart shot her last episode. INSIDE EDITION finished second among magazines with a 3.0 HH AA%, up +3% vs. May 2010. THE INSIDER also posted growth, up +6% (1.8 HH AA% vs. 1.7).
Airing its final episodes, THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW grew more than any other talk show, up +28% sweep to sweep (6.0 HH AA% vs. 4.7). OPRAH's final episode on May 25 scored an 11.5 HH AA%, its highest single episode rating in more than 16 years. OPRAH goes out on top as the #1 talk show for the 99th consecutive sweep.
DR. PHIL continued its streak as the #2 talk show, growing +11% vs. the previous year's May sweep (3.1 HH AA% vs. 2.8). DR. PHIL has been the second-highest rated talk show since its debut in 2002.
The top ranked game show WHEEL OF FORTUNE increased +3% sweep to sweep (6.5 HH AA% vs. 6.3).
Court show SWIFT JUSTICE WITH NANCY GRACE is the #1 freshman series of the sweep, scoring a 1.7 HH AA%.
The top 10 first-run syndicated shows of the May Sweep are:
Program HH AA% Distributor
1. Judge Judy 6.7 CBS Television Distribution
2. Wheel of Fortune 6.5 CBS Television Distribution
3. Oprah Winfrey Show 6.0 CBS Television Distribution
4. Jeopardy! 5.5 CBS Television Distribution
5. Entertainment Tonight 4.0 CBS Television Distribution
6. Dr. Phil 3.1 CBS Television Distribution
7. Inside Edition 3.0 CBS Television Distribution
8. Wheel of Fortune - weekend 2.8 CBS Television Distribution
9. Judge Joe Brown 2.7 CBS Television Distribution
10. Live With Regis and Kelly 2.4 Disney ABC
t. Who Wants to be a Millionaire? 2.4 Disney ABC
Source: Nielsen Media Research, April 28, 2011-May 25, 2011, Live Plus Same Day US HH AA%