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11.22.2011

5 CBS TELEVISION DISTRIBUTION SHOWS HIT NEW SEASON HIGHS

Dr. Phil is #1 talk show

Judge Judy is #1 in Daytime

NOVEMBER 22, 2011 -- Five of CBS Television Distribution’s first-run syndicated shows hit new season highs, and DR. PHIL was the #1 talk show, for the week ending November 13.

Strips that hit new season highs include:

JUDGE JUDY, the #1 show in daytime for the week with a 7.2 HH AA% (up +6% vs. the previous week). JUDY remains the #1 show in syndication season to date with a 7.0 HH AA%.

WHEEL OF FORTUNE, the #1 series in syndication for the week with a 7.6 HH AA% (up +4% vs. the previous week)

ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, the #1 newsmagazine soaring to a 4.1 HH AA% (up +5% vs. the previous week)

JEOPARDY!, the #2 game show with a 6.3 HH AA% (up +3% vs. the previous week)

THE INSIDER, with a 1.8 HH AA% (up +6% vs. the previous week)

In addition, five other CTD shows tied their season highs: INSIDE EDITION (3.2 HH AA%), THE DOCTORS (1.6 HH AA%), RACHAEL RAY (1.7 HH AA%), SWIFT JUSTICE WITH JACKIE GLASS (1.4 HH AA%) and EXCUSED (0.7 HH AA%).

DR. PHIL was the #1 talk show of the week scoring a 3.3 HH AA%, making it the second highest-rated week of the season and easily beating “Live With Regis and Kelly” (3.0) and “Dr. Oz” (2.7).

CTD also claimed 7 of the top 10 first-run syndicated shows. They are:

Program                                             HH AA%          Distributor

1. Wheel of Fortune                              7.6                   CBS Television Distribution

2. Judge Judy                                       7.2                  CBS Television Distribution

3. Jeopardy!                                         6.3                  CBS Television Distribution

4. Entertainment Tonight                       4.1                 CBS Television Distribution

5. Dr. Phil                                             3.3                 CBS Television Distribution

6. Inside Edition                                    3.2                 CBS Television Distribution

t. Family Feud                                       3.2                 Debmar-Mercury

8. Live With Regis and Kelly                    3.0                 Disney ABC

9. Judge Joe Brown                                2.8                 CBS Television Distribution

10. Dr. Oz                                             2.7                  Sony

Source: NSS Galaxy Explorer week ending 11/13/11 or as dated. Live plus same day. HH AA% ratings or as noted. Excludes specials, breakouts and sports.

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Leslie Ryan
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leslie.ryan@cbs.com