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‘Dr. Phil’ Tops Talk Shows For 9th Consecutive Week

MARCH 20, 2012 – CBS Television Distribution’s JUDGE JUDY tied with WHEEL OF FORTUNE as the #1 show in first-run syndication, for the week ending March 11.  Both shows scored a 7.1 HH AA%.

DR. PHIL was the #1 talk show for the 9th week in a row, with a 2.9 HH AA%, which was up +4% vs. the same week last year.

Among the magazine shows, ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT was the top magazine for the 816th consecutive week with a 3.9 HH AA%. INSIDE EDITION was the #2 magazine show, with a 3.1 HH AA%.

In off network news, CRIMINAL MINDS was the #1 weekly hour in syndication for the 10th consecutive week with a 2.9 HH AA%. 

CTD had 7 of the top 10 shows in first-run syndication:

Program                                           HH AA%            Distributor

1. Judge Judy                                      7.1                   CBS Television Distribution

t. Wheel of Fortune                              7.1                   CBS Television Distribution

3. Jeopardy!                                        6.0                   CBS Television Distribution

4. Entertainment Tonight                       3.9                   CBS Television Distribution

5. Inside Edition                                  3.1                   CBS Television Distribution

6. Dr. Phil                                           2.9                   CBS Television Distribution

t. Family Feud                                    2.9                   Debmar Mercury

8. Dr. Oz                                            2.7                   Sony

9. Wheel of Fortune – weekend            2.6                   CBS Television Distribution

t. Live With Kelly                                2.6                    Disney ABC

Source: NSS Galaxy Explorer week ending 3/11/12 or as dated. Live plus same day. HH AA% ratings or as noted. Excludes specials, breakouts and sports.



Leslie Ryan