Those two genres posted the most week-to-week gainers in syndication, while most games shows, magazines and off-net weekly hours were flat or down in the week ending June 14.
Five daytime talk shows rallied in the week ending June 14, despite having to cope with slightly lower PUT levels. In addition, four veteran court shows were also in growth mode.
Top chatfest CBS Television Distribution’s Oprah inched up 2% from the week before to a 4.1; CBS Television Distribution’s Dr. Phil grew 4% to a 2.8 after a rerun of an episode on mind control sent ratings up 15% on June 8; Disney-ABC’s Live with Regis and Kelly added 4% to a 2.5; CBS Television Distribution’s Rachael Ray rose 7% in households to a 1.5 and surged 40% among women 18-34; Warner Bros.’ Tyra Banks jumped 10% to 1.1; NBCU’s Maury was flat at a 1.7 and Warner Bros.’ Ellen DeGeneres slipped 11% to a 1.6 with an all-repeat week.
CBS Television Distribution’s The Doctors ruled the rookie crop for the 21st straight week, holding steady at a 1.7. The recently renewed for year two NBCU’s Deal or No Deal was right behind, climbing 7% to a 1.6 and seeing a 20% increase among women 18-34.
Sony’s Judge Karen took third, gaining 13% to 0.9; Warner Bros.’ Bonnie Hunt was flat at a 0.8; with Debmar-Mercury’s Trivial Pursuit: America Plays at an unchanged 0.6 and Debmar-Mercury’s Family Feud at an unchanged 0.4 bringing up the rear.
In court, CBS Television Distribution’s Judge Joe Brown advanced 5% to a 2.1; Warner Bros.’ People’s Court added 6% to a 1.8; Warner Bros.’ Judge Mathis was up 7% to a 1.5; and Twentieth’s Divorce Court settled for an 8% ratings hike to a 1.3.
Supreme gaveler CBS Television Distribution’s Judge Judy easily led the legal field despite a 3% dip to a 3.9 and was the highest-rated show of any type in syndication for third consecutive week with a 6.0 GAA.
Games did little, with CBS Television Distribution’s Wheel of Fortune skidding 2% to a 5.8; CBS Television Distribution’s Jeopardy! sinking 4% to a a 5.0; Disney-ABC’s Who Wants to be a Millionaire losing 4% to a 2.2; and Debmar-Mercury’s Family Feud staying flat a 1.3.
CBS Television Distribution’s Entertainment Tonight was the highest rated mag, holding steady at a 3.8; CBS Television Distribution’s Inside Edition eroded 3% to a 2.8; Warner Bros.’ TMZ dropped 5% to a 2.0; NBCU’s Access Hollywood lost 5% to a 1.9; CBS Television Distribution’s The Insider stayed even with the prior week’s 1.6; and Warner Bros.’ Extra fell 6% to a 1.6.
Warner Bros.’ Two and a Half Men topped the off-net sitcoms with a 2% gain to a 4.2; Twentieth’s Family Guy was up 3% to a 3.5; Sony’s Seinfeld slipped 3% to a 3.0; and CBS Television Distribution’s Everybody Loves Raymond was flat at a 2.8.
Off-net weekly hours were mostly down. CBS Television Distribution’s CSI: NY tumbled 11% to a 3.1; NBCU’s Law & Order: SVU slid 15% to a 2.8; CBS Television Distribution’s CSI: Miami plunged 13% to 2.1; Warner Bros.’ Cold Case sank 6% to a new season low 1.7, tying Warner Bros.’ Without a Trace, which also declined 6% to a 1.7; and NBCU’s House depreciated 16% to a new series low 1.6, tying NBCU’s Monk, which was up 7% to a 1.6.
The off-cable Litton’s Storm Stories was up 9% to a 1.2, while off-TBS strip Debmar-Mercury’s House of Payne was down 9% to a 2.1; and the first-run weekly action hour Disney-ABC’s Legend of the Seeker lost 14% to a new series low 1.2.