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‘Judge Judy’ Tops Syndies In Strong Session

Judge Judy hit a five-week high, while five of the top six magazine shows also posted stellar results. Dr. Phil continued its 149th-week-in-a-row winning streak among talkers.

Rentrak Debuts Syndication Ratings Service

The service will report national ratings and impressions for live, C3 and C7 metrics for total households as well as, automotive purchasing, retailer spend, credit worthiness and political audiences based on daily reporting from all 210 markets.

Debmar-Mercury Scores Ratings Hat Trick

The syndicator’s three first-run shows — Family Feud, Wendy Williams and Celebrity Name Game -— posted strong ratings in the week ending Feb. 22. Celebrity and Wendy hit records in household ratings, while Feud matched its all-time high.

 

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‘Judge Judy’ The Queen of May Sweep

The courtroom leader posts its best May in six years to take the No. 1 overall spot. Dr. Phil wins talk honors, while Queen Latifah is the leading freshman talker.

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Most Magazines Up, Most Talkers Flat

Among game shows, Wheel of Fortune has to share the No. 1 spot for the first time in nine years, as Jeopardy ties it with a 6.8 household rating in the week ending May 18.

Stiviano Interview Drives Up ‘Dr. Phil’ Ratings

Dr. Phil’s hour-long interview Wednesday, May 21, with V. Stiviano, the 31-year old woman at the center of the Donald Sterling scandal, drew a big crowd and sent ratings for the top talker sharply higher. Overnight household ratings for Wednesday’s Dr. Phil Show jumped 73% from its average lead-in and 22% from its May 2013 […]

Latifah ‘Burnett Show’ Reunion Draws Viewers

Queen Latifah’s The Carol Burnett Show reunion with Carol Burnett, Tim Conway, Vicki Lawrence, Lyle Waggoner and designer Bob Mackie on Tuesday, May 20, was a big draw among viewers. Overnight households ratings for Tuesday’s Latifah rose 27% from the week before to a 1.4 rating/4 share average in its 56 metered markets, according to […]

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Sinking Feeling For Most Syndies

Only a handful of first-run shows were able to post gains from the prior frame in the week ending May 11.

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A Sterling Week For Magazine Shows

Most of the mags post gains in the week ending May 4. It was also a good session for most shows in the other genres as well.

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April Comes In Like A Lamb For Most Syndies

With few exceptions, syndicated shows are flat to down in the week ending April 6. Four talkers are among the gainers, as are two magazines, one game show and a few off-net entries.

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Syndies Bounce Back After Down Weeks

The gains, which span genres, come despite competition from March Madness games.

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Basketball Bounces Syndie Ratings

In the week ending March 23, Live with Kelly and Michael tops the talkers in spite of preemptions due to NCAA tournament coverage.

Down Is The New Black For Syndie Shows

While very few shows posted week-to-week gains for the frame ending March 16, there were some gainers when compared to the same week a year ago.

‘Family Feud’ Top Game Show In Demo

The Steve Harvey-hosted show was the top game show among 18-49 year olds during the week ending March 9, but Wheel and Jeopardy had the most total viewers.

 

Good February For Freshman ‘Paternity Court’

In the February sweep, Paternity Court with judge Lauren Lake from MGM’s Orion TV Productions posted a 29% year-over-year time period increase to a 1.44 household rating, 2 share, based on Nielsen metered-market ratings. On the recently renewed show, Lake presides over a single case that concludes with the results of a paternity test. Paternity […]

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‘Judge Judy’ The Queen Of The Feb. Sweeps

The court topper’s 8.0 is the best in syndication and represents a 7% household increase since February 2013. Other genre leaders include Dr. Phil, Entertainment Tonight and Wheel of Fortune.

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Olympics Do A Number On Syndies In Week 2

Few shows post gains in the week ending Feb. 23, regardless of genre. Among them are Jerry Springer, Judge Judy, Inside Edition and a couple off-net offerings.

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Syndies Take A Beating From Olympics

Most talk shows take a tumble in the first week of the Sochi games, with a number of shows deciding not to count the week. Judge Judy remains in the overall No. 1 spot, with Live with Kelly and Michael and Dr. Phil tying for top honors among the chat fests.

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‘Judge Judy’ Climbs To An 11-Year High

The Queen of Court posts an 8.6 in the week ending Feb. 9. Among the talkers, Dr. Phil, Live with Kelly and Michael, Wendy Williams and Trisha show improvement from the previous week.

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Syndies Start Off February With A Bang

Weekly and yearly increases along with new series and season highs are commonplace in the first week of the February sweep.

‘Family Feud’ Eclipses ‘Jeopardy’ And ‘Wheel’

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Good Gains By Talkers, Courts And Games

Those genres posted many solid performances in the week ending Jan. 26, while new season highs were reported by magazines Inside Edition, Access Hollywood and Dish Nation.

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‘Golden Globes’ Coverage Powers Magazines

But other genres didn’t fare as well in the week ending Jan. 19. Some first-run exceptions were Dish Nation, Wendy Williams, Steve Wilkos, Queen Latifah, Paternity Court, The Insider and TMZ..

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Good Ratings Get Better For Many Syndies

Judge Judy and Wheel of Fortune both hit 8.0s in the week ending Jan. 12. Many other shows report strong gains and new season highs.

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Syndication Rings In New Year With Advances

Most shows in all genres record ratings gains — many in double digits — in the week ending Jan. 5.

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No Christmas Joy For Magazine Shows

Just about all of the mags posted double-digit drops in the Christmas week ending Dec. 29. Live with Kelly and Michael takes talk’s top spot as one of just four in the genre to report week-to week gains.

‘Serch’ Debut Averages 1.1/3 HH Numbers

On the first day of its four-week test run, the new syndicated talk show from CTD averaged 10% gains from its year-ago time period average, but was down 15% from its lead-in average.

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Talk Shows The Talk Of The Week

Many of the chat fests record strong jumps from this time last year in the week ending Dec. 15. Standouts include Wendy Williams, Doctor Phil, Ellen, Live with Kelly and Michael, Steve Wilkos and The Doctors.

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Magazines Have Strong Post-Sweep Outing

Coverage of the deaths of Nelson Mandela and Fast and Furious star Paul Walker helped boost ratings of the top five shows in the category close to or at season highs in the week ending Dec. 8.

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Strong Nov. Sweeps For Talkers, ‘Judge Judy’

While Doctor Phil is still the top chat fest, Wendy Williams and Steve Harvey clocked the biggest year-to-year increases with gains of 40% and 38%, respectively. Shows in other genres with nice increases from last year’s November rankings included Extra, Dish Nation, Family Feud, Rules of Engagement and House.

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Talk Shows Take A Hit From Black Friday

But shows in other genres score some gains, with new season highs reported by Modern Family, Jeopardy, Family Feud, America Now, CSI: Miami, Law and Order: SVU and The Test.

‘Paternity Court’ Pacing Up Since Debut

The new syndicated court show from MGM averaged a 1.0 household rating the week of Nov. 11, up 11% from the prior week. Among women 25-54, Paternity Court had a 0.6, up 20% week to week and close behind Judge Alex (0.8) and Judge Mathis (0.7).

‘Right This Minute’ Off To Solid Start

The syndicated video clip show Right This Minute from station groups Cox Media, Raycom and Scripps is posting solid ratings its first season in national broadcast syndication. The show averaged a 1.0 household rating the week of Nov. 11, just shy of higher profile shows like Sony Pictures Television’s Queen Latifah, which averaged a 1.1 […]

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Talkers Boost Viewers Midway Thru Sweeps

A number of chat fests post new season highs in the week ending Nov. 17. In addition, Wendy Williams and Maury reported increases in the women 25-54 demo. Shows in other genres with season-bests included Judge Judy, Peoples Court, Divorce Court, Access Hollywood, OMG Insider, Wheel of Fortune and Family Feud.

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Kidnap Victim Exclusive Drives ‘Dr. Phil’

The two-part interview with Michelle Knight sends Phil’s ratings up 16% in the week ending Nov. 10 to a new season high. A number of other shows also tied or topped their season-best ratings.

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First Sweeps Week Brings New Season Highs

Many in the syndication lineup set records, with strong showings from talkers, courts and games.

‘Phil’ Bags Big Ratings With Knight Interview

TV’s most popular daytime talkshow, Dr. Phil, only padded its advantage this week with big numbers for its exclusive interview with one of the three young Cleveland women who returned home earlier this year after being held captive more than a decade.

Syndicated ‘Paternity Court’ Shows Ratings Bump

Rookie court show Paternity Court with judge Lauren Lake from MGM’s Orion TV Productions is gaining steam five weeks since its premiere. Its week-to-week rating was up 20% in the core women 25-54 demographic, based on Nielsen live-plus-same-day ratings for the week of Oct. 21. While the show ranked last among court shows with a […]

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Courts And Games Have An Up Week

Most in the two genres post ratings increases from the previous week. Among shows hitting new season highs in the week ending Oct. 27 were Inside Edition, Access Hollywood, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, Paternity Court, Divorce Court, Family Feud and Judge Alex.

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Strong Week For Syndicated Talk Shows

With Dr. Phil in first, a number of other gab fests posted week-to-week gains and new season highs in the week ending Oct. 20.