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‘Judge Judy,’ ‘Wheel of Fortune’ and ‘Entertainment Tonight’ Lead Their Genres

APRIL 17, 2012 – CBS Television Distribution’s DR. PHIL is the #1 talk show in first-run syndication with a 2.7 HH AA%, for the week ending April 8.

Four other CTD shows also led their genres:

● JUDGE JUDY is the highest-rated court show for the 812th consecutive week with a 6.3 HH AA%.

● WHEEL OF FORTUNE is the highest-rated game show with a 6.4 HH AA%.

● ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT is the top-rated magazine show for the 820th week in a row, with a 3.4 HH AA%.

● CRIMINAL MINDS topped the weekly off-network hours, with a 2.8 HH AA%.

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

Program                                           HH AA%           Distributor

1. Wheel of Fortune                             6.4                   CBS Television Distribution

2. Judge Judy                                      6.3                   CBS Television Distribution

3. Jeopardy!                                        5.5                   CBS Television Distribution

4. Entertainment Tonight                       3.4                   CBS Television Distribution

5. Inside Edition                                   2.9                   CBS Television Distribution

t. Family Feud                                     2.9                   Debmar Mercury

7. Dr. Phil                                            2.7                   CBS Television Distribution

8. Judge Joe Brown                              2.6                   CBS Television Distribution

9. Who Wants to be a Millionaire?         2.5                   Disney ABC

10. Live With Kelly                               2.4                   Disney ABC

t. Dr. Oz                                              2.4                   Sony

Source: NSS Galaxy Explorer week ending 4/8/12 or as dated. Live plus same day. HH AA% ratings or as noted. Excludes specials, breakouts and sports.



Leslie Ryan