"JUDGE JUDY" TOPS COURT SHOWS FOR 800TH WEEK IN A ROW
#1 Show in Syndication WHEEL OF FORTUNE Hits New Season High
INSIDE EDITION, THE DOCTORS, RACHAEL RAY and JEOPARDY!
Tie Their Season Highs
CRIMINAL MINDS is the #1 weekly off-network hour
JANUARY 25, 2012 - CBS Television Distribution's JUDGE JUDY was the #1 court show for the 800th consecutive week, for the week ending Jan. 15. JUDGE JUDY scored a 7.6 HH AA% and remains the #1 show in syndication season to date with a 7.2 HH AA%. JUDGE JUDY was up +3% vs. the same week last year.
WHEEL OF FORTUNE hit a new season high, growing +3% week to week to a 7.8 HH AA%. WHEEL OF FORTUNE was the #1 show in syndication.
Four CTD shows tied their season highs:
INSIDE EDITION, second only to ET (3.9 HH AA%) among newsmagazines, tied its season high with a 3.3 HH AA%. INSIDE EDITION grew +6% vs. the previous week.
JEOPARDY!, which tied its season high with a 6.3 HH AA% rating, was up +2% week to week.
THE DOCTORS grew +7% week to week to tie its season high with a 1.6 HH AA%.
RACHAEL RAY tied its season high with a 1.8 HH AA%.
In off-network news, CRIMINAL MINDS leaped +27% week to week to a 3.8 HH AA%, easily setting a new season high. The #1 off-network weekly hour also grew +27% vs. the same week last year. NUMB3RS also hit a new season high, growing +8% vs. the previous week to a 2.6 HH AA% and increasing +18% vs. the same week last year.
CBS Television Distribution had 7 of the top 10 shows in first-run syndication. They are:
Program HH AA% Distributor
1. Wheel of Fortune 7.8 CBS Television Distribution
2. Judge Judy 7.6 CBS Television Distribution
3. Jeopardy! 6.3 CBS Television Distribution
4. Entertainment Tonight 3.9 CBS Television Distribution
5. Inside Edition 3.3 CBS Television Distribution
6. Dr. Phil 3.2 CBS Television Distribution
t. Family Feud 3.2 Debmar Mercury
8. Judge Joe Brown 3.0 CBS Television Distribution
t. Dr. Oz 3.0 Sony
10. Live With Kelly 2.7 ABC Disney
Source: NSS Galaxy Explorer week ending 1/15/12 or as dated. Live plus same day. HH AA% ratings or as noted. Excludes specials, breakouts and sports.