As the May Sweep begins, CBS Television Distribution Has 7 of Top 10 Shows in First-Run Syndication
May 7, 2013 – CBS Television Distribution’s JUDGE JUDY was the #1 show in first-run syndication, for the week ending April 28.
JUDGE JUDY grew +10% week to week to a 6.8 HH AA% and was even with the same week last year.
Among talk shows, DR. PHIL topped the genre with a 3.0 HH AA%. DR. PHIL increased +7% vs. the previous week and was even with the year before.
THE DOCTORS and RACHAEL RAY also posted weekly growth. THE DOCTORS leaped +17% week to week to a 1.4 HH AA%, while RACHAEL RAY grew +14% to a 1.6 HH AA%. RACHAEL RAY also grew +7% vs. the same week last year.
Among game shows, JEOPARDY! posted weekly and yearly growth. JEOPARDY! grew +4% week to week to a 5.9 HH AA%, and jumped +4% vs. the same week last year. JEOPARDY! was the #2 game show. WHEEL OF FORTUNE was the #1 game show and #2 show in all of first-run syndication, with a 6.5 HH AA%.
ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT was the top newsmagazine with a 3.6 HH AA%, flat week to week but up +3% vs. the same week last year. No. 2 magazine INSIDE EDITION (3.0 HH AA%) and omg! INSIDER (1.4 HH AA%) were also flat vs. the previous week.
With the first four nights of sweeps under its belt, CTD had seven of the top 10 shows in first-run syndication. They are:
Program HH AA% Distributor
1. Judge Judy 6.8 CBS Television Distribution
2. Wheel of Fortune 6.5 CBS Television Distribution
3. Jeopardy! 5.9 CBS Television Distribution
4. Family Feud 4.6 Debmar Mercury
5. Entertainment Tonight 3.6 CBS Television Distribution
6. Dr. Phil 3.0 CBS Television Distribution
t. Inside Edition 3.0 CBS Television Distribution
t. Wheel of Fortune – weekend 3.0 CBS Television Distribution
9. Live With Kelly and Michael 2.6 Disney ABC
10. Who Wants to be a Millionaire? 2.4 Disney ABC
t. Ellen Degeneres 2.4 Warner Bros.
t. Dr. Oz 2.4 Sony
Source: NSS Galaxy Explorer week ending 4/28/13 or as dated. Live plus same day. HH AA% ratings or as noted. Excludes specials, breakouts and sports.