HOT BENCH, CBS Television Distribution’s court show, created by Judge Judy Sheindlin, returned for its fourth season Monday, September 11, 2017. During the 2016-2017 season, HOT BENCH was the #3 first-run program in daytime television delivering 3.2 million daily viewers.
HOT BENCH was the also the #2 court show in syndication in homes, total viewers, women 18-49 and key adults, behind only JUDGE JUDY.
Judges Patricia DiMango, Tanya Acker and Michael Corriero, the first-ever three-judge bench, return to seek justice by arguing the merits of cases amongst themselves and coming to a verdict.
Also for the first time, viewers see cameras follow the judges into chambers where they hash out the facts and majority rules.