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02.14.2012

CBS TELEVISION DISTRIBUTION DOMINATES WITH 8 OF THE TOP 10 SHOWS IN SYNDICATION

JUDGE JUDY and WHEEL OF FORTUNE Tie for #1 Show in Syndicatio

JUDGE JUDY, THE DOCTORS and THE INSIDER Tie Their Season Highs

DR. PHIL Is #1 Talk Show

FEBRUARY 14, 2012 – CBS Television Distribution claimed 8 of the top 10 shows in syndication, for the week ending February 5.

JUDGE JUDY and WHEEL OF FORTUNE tied as the #1 show in syndication with a 7.6 HH AA%. JUDY topped the court shows for the 803rd week in a row.

Three CTD shows tied their season highs this week – JUDGE JUDY, THE DOCTORS (up +7% week to week to a 1.6 HH AA%) and THE INSIDER (up +6% vs. the previous week to a 1.8 HH AA%).

DR. PHIL was the #1 talk show for the fourth consecutive week, rising +3% week to week to a 3.3 HH AA%.

Among off-network weekly hours, CRIMINAL MINDS was #1 for the fifth consecutive week, growing +3% week to week to a 3.1 HH AA%.

The top 10 shows in first-run syndication are:

Program                                             HH AA%          Distributor

1. Judge Judy                                      7.6                   CBS Television Distribution

t. Wheel of Fortune                              7.6                   CBS Television Distribution

3. Jeopardy!                                        6.2                   CBS Television Distribution

4. Entertainment Tonight                      3.9                   CBS Television Distribution

5. Wheel of Fortune – weekend            3.5                   CBS Television Distribution

6. Dr. Phil                                           3.3                   CBS Television Distribution

7. Inside Edition                                  3.2                   CBS Television Distribution

t. Family Feud                                     3.2                   Debmar Mercury

9. Judge Joe Brown                              3.0                   CBS Television Distribution

10. Dr. Oz                                           2.9                   Sony

Source: NSS Galaxy Explorer week ending 2/5/12 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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