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09.05.2013

“JUDGE JUDY” IS THE #1 FIRST-RUN SHOW IN SYNDICATION AS IT KICKS OFF ITS 18TH SEASON

 

 

 

 

JUDGE JUDY” IS THE #1 FIRST-RUN SHOW IN SYNDICATION AS IT KICKS OFF ITS 18TH SEASON

#1 Half-Hour Court Show For 883 Consecutive Weeks

Delivering 9.63 Million Average Daily Viewers

18th Season Premiere:  Monday, September 9, 2013, in National Syndication

(HOLLYWOOD, CA) September 5, 2013—The most popular courtroom series on television, JUDGE JUDY, presided over by Judge Judith Sheindlin, begins its 18th season on Monday, September 9, 2013.

During the 2012-13 season, JUDGE JUDY was the highest rated first-run show in syndication with a 7.0 household rating. Additionally, JUDGE JUDY grows by +32,000 viewers versus the prior season, while ruling 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 - 68 consecutive sweeps. Also, JUDGE JUDY ranks as the #1 half-hour court show for 883 consecutive weeks among homes, every week since its premiere (AA/GAA) and delivers 9.63 million average daily viewers (AA).

Locally, JUDGE JUDY posted strong deliveries in top markets across the country in the May 2013 sweep, including:

● In New York, JUDGE JUDY delivers a 4.4 household rating from 4-5PM on WCBS and is the #1 syndicated strip in early fringe.

● In Los Angeles, JUDGE JUDY delivers a 3.1 household rating from 4-5PM on KCBS and is the #1 syndicated strip in early fringe.

● In Chicago, JUDGE JUDY delivers a 3.0 household rating from 4-5PM on WBBM and is the station’s #1 syndicated strip.

● In Philadelphia, JUDGE JUDY delivers a 2.0 household rating from 4-5PM on WTXF and is the station’s #1 syndicated strip.

● In San Francisco, JUDGE JUDY delivers a 2.1 household rating from 4-5PM on KPIX and is the station’s #1 syndicated strip.

● In Atlanta, JUDGE JUDY delivers a 3.0 household rating from 4-5PM on WAGA and is the station’s #1 syndicated strip.

● In Houston, JUDGE JUDY delivers a 2.4 household rating from 4-5PM on KRIV and is the station’s #1 syndicated strip.

● In Detroit, JUDGE JUDY delivers a 4.1 household rating from 4-5PM on WJBK and is the station’s #1 syndicated strip.

For more information on
JUDGE JUDY, go to Facebook.com/JudgeJudy and on twitter @judgejudy.

 JUDGE JUDY is a Big Ticket Television production and is distributed by CBS Television Distribution.  Randy Douthit is executive producer and director.  Amy Freisleben is executive in charge of production. CBS Television Distribution is a unit of CBS Corp.

 

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Contacts:

Gary Rosen       Leslie Ryan

Gary Rosen Communications     CBS Television Distribution

(917) 751-9111      (310) 264-3406

garyrosen@aol.com      leslie.ryan@cbs.com

 

 

Source: National: Nielsen NTI, Most Current, 9/10/12-8/25/13.Up = vs. 09/12/11-08/26/12. Ranks = Homes unless otherwise noted. Daytime / early fringe rank based on national rating of syndicated strips with a minimum of 20% US coverage 9A-6P across all DMAs during the May 2013 sweep. Viewers = P2+ 000s. Historical court ranks based on Nov/Feb/May/July sweeps. Local markets: Wrap Sweeps+, Live+7, May 2013 sweep. Early Fringe = 3P-6P TZA, ties included.

 

 

 

Press:

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

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