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‘Dr. Phil’ Is #1 Talk Show

‘Entertainment Tonight’ and ‘Inside Edition’ Post Weekly Growth

APRIL 24, 2012 – CBS Television Distribution’s JUDGE JUDY is the #1 show in first-run syndication, for the week ending April 15.  JUDGE JUDY grew +6% week to week to a 6.7 HH AA% and increased +2% vs. the same week last year.

DR. PHIL is the top-rated talk show in syndication with a 3.0 HH AA%. The talker jumped +11% vs. the previous week and +15% vs. the same week last year. Additionally, THE DOCTORS increased +7% week to week to a 1.6 HH AA%.

Among magazines, ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT was #1 for the 821st week in a row with a 3.5 HH AA%, which was up +3% from the previous week.  The #2 talk show INSIDE EDITION posted weekly and yearly growth. INSIDE EDITION scored a 3.0 HH AA%, growing +3% from the previous week and +3% from the same week last year.

WHEEL OF FORTUNE, the #1 game show and #2 show in first-run syndication, grew +3% week to week to a 6.6 HH AA%. Sister show JEOPARDY! was flat week to week with a 5.5 HH AA%. JEOPARDY! is the #2 game show in syndication.

Among off-network shows, CRIMINAL MINDS topped the weekly off-network hours, with a 3.2 HH AA%. CRIMINAL MINDS grew +14% week to week and +7% vs. the same week last year. NUMB3RS grew +5% week to week to a 2.1 HH AA%.

CBS Television Distribution had 8 of the top 10 shows in first-run syndication:

Program                                           HH AA%            Distributor

1. Judge Judy                                      6.7                   CBS Television Distribution

2. Wheel of Fortune                             6.6                   CBS Television Distribution

3. Jeopardy!                                        5.5                   CBS Television Distribution

4. Entertainment Tonight                       3.5                   CBS Television Distribution

5. Wheel of Fortune – Weekend            3.1                   CBS Television Distribution

6. Dr. Phil                                            3.0                   CBS Television Distribution

t. Inside Edition                                   3.0                   CBS Television Distribution

8. Family Feud                                    2.9                   Debmar Mercury

9. Judge Joe Brown                              2.6                   CBS Television Distribution

t. Who Wants to be a Millionaire?          2.6                   Disney ABC

t. Live With Kelly                                 2.6                   Disney ABC

t. Dr. Oz                                             2.6                   Sony

Source: NSS Galaxy Explorer week ending 4/15/12 or as dated. Live plus same day. HH AA% ratings or as noted. Excludes specials, breakouts and sports.



Leslie Ryan