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09.07.2012

“JUDGE JUDY” IS THE #1 SHOW IN SYNDICATION AS IT KICKS OFF ITS 17TH SEASON

#1 Half-Hour Court Show For 832 Consecutive Weeks

Delivering 9.29 Million Average Daily Viewers

17th Season Premiere:  Monday, September 10, 2012 in National Syndication

(HOLLYWOOD, CA) September 7, 2012—The most popular courtroom series on television, JUDGE JUDY, presided over by Judge Judith Sheindlin, begins its 17th season on Monday, September 10, 2012.

Smart, savvy and opinionated, Judge Sheindlin once again brings her trademark wit and wisdom to the widely successful series where justice is dispensed at lightning speed.   For premiere week, cases include an “Animal House Vacation,” “A Vandalism Caught on Tape,” a “Wedding Trip and Fall,” “A Florida Condo Scam” and a “Dance Hall Disaster.”

 

During the 2011-12 season, JUDGE JUDY was the highest-rated show in syndication with a 7.0 household rating. Additionally, JUDGE JUDY rules as television’s #1 Daytime and Early Fringe syndicated strip among homes, total viewers, women 18 to 49 and women 25 to 54. (AA).

Among court shows, JUDGE JUDY is #1 among homes, key women and key adults, a position that it has held every sweep since its premiere - 64 consecutive sweeps. Also, JUDGE JUDY ranks as the #1 half-hour court show for 832 consecutive weeks among homes, every week since its premiere (AA/GAA) and delivers 9.29 million average daily viewers (AA).

Locally, JUDGE JUDY posted strong deliveries in top markets across the country in the May 2012 sweep, including:

● In New York, JUDGE JUDY delivers a 4.5 household rating from 4-5PM on WCBS and is the #1 syndicated strip in early fringe.

● In Los Angeles, JUDGE JUDY delivers a 2.6 household rating from 4-5PM on KCBS and is the #1 syndicated strip in early fringe.

● In Chicago, JUDGE JUDY delivers a 3.7 household rating from 4-5PM on WBBM and is the station’s #1 syndicated strip.

● In Philadelphia, JUDGE JUDY delivers a 2.3 household rating from 3-4PM on WTXF and is the station’s #1 syndicated strip.

● In Dallas, JUDGE JUDY delivers a 3.2 household rating from 4-5PM on KDFW and is the #1 syndicated strip in early fringe.

● In San Francisco, JUDGE JUDY delivers a 2.0 household rating from 4-5PM on KPIX and is the #1 syndicated strip in early fringe.

● In Washington, D.C. JUDGE JUDY delivers a 2.3 household rating from 3-4PM on WTTG and is the station’s #1 syndicated strip.

● In Atlanta, JUDGE JUDY delivers a 3.3 household rating from 3-4PM on WAGA and is the station’s #1 syndicated strip.

JUDGE JUDY is a Big Ticket Television production and is distributed by CBS Television Distribution.  Randy Douthit is  Executive Producer and Director.  Timothy Regler is Executive Producer.  CBS Television Distribution is a unit of CBS Corp.

 

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Source: National: Nielsen NTI, Most Current, 9/12/11-8/26/12. #1 in syndication excludes sports programs. Daytime / early fringe rank based on syndicated strips with a minimum of 20% US coverage 9A-6P during the May 2012 sweep. Historical court ranks based on Nov/Feb/May/July sweeps. Local: Wrap Sweeps+, Live+7, May 2012 sweep. Early Fringe = 3P-6P TZA.

 

 

Press:

Leslie Ryan
310-264-3406
leslie.ryan@cbs.com

Gary Rosen
917-751-9111
garyrosen@aol.com