Added to the start of vacation season were preemptions for sports and scandal, all of which depressed Dr. Phil, which shared the talk crown with Live and Maury in the week ending June 19.
Other gainers in the week ending June 12: three other talkers, including Oprah; all the top courtrooms; ET, four game shows; rookie Nate Berkus; and off-net’s My Wife and Kids, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Criminal Minds.
After Oprah and the May sweeps end in the week ending June 5, the good doctor emerges as the genre’s No. 1. Overall, however, Judge Judy is still the overall syndie leader with a 3% weekly gain.
The courtroom leader delivers her biggest ratings since May 1999. Other strong performers included Judge Joe Brown, Oprah, Dr. Phil, Swift Justice, Entertainment Tonight, Family Feud and Two and a Half Men.
The No. 1 courtroom once again leads all syndicated fare in the week ending May 15, growing 3% from the previous frame.
The courtroom queen becomes the No. 1 show for the first time this season. Other shows doing well in the first full week of the May sweep include the top three talk shows: Oprah, Dr. Phil and Live with Regis and Kelly.
The courtroom leader is the highest rated first-run show in syndication for the week ending April 24. It was also a good week for Dr. Phil.
While many viewers stayed away from their sets in the week ending April 17, there were some syndies that posted week-to-week gains.
The freshman show again outpaces the rest of the newcomers. Other shows posting gains in the week ending April 10 include Oprah, ET Weekend and both The Insider and its weekend edition.
Despite challenges from NCAA basketball preemptions, the magazine shows all post increases from their coverage of Elizabeth Taylor’s death in the week ending March 27. Other genres also do well despite lower PUT levels.
PUT levels fell markedly as college hoops and more daylight conspire to lower syndicated viewing. While all the genres took hits, talk shows recorded a number of new season lows.
The antics of the troubled Two and a Half Men star (now ex-star) are grist for the magazine show mills, boosting five of the top six in the week ending Feb. 27.
The supercomputer vs. human contests powered the game show to an 11% week-to-week ratings boost in the week ending Feb. 20. Academy Awards coverage drives Entertainment Tonight to a new season high.
Many shows post increases and new season hiths in the week ending Feb. 6, with Dr. Phil leading the charge with a 26% gain.
A majority of shows posted gains in the week ending Jan. 2 as PUT levels rebounded from holiday lows.
All of the gabbers except leader Oprah turn in ratings gains for the week ending Dec. 19.
Even with more than 5 million fewer viewers, a number of talkers, courtrooms, games and others posted weekly ratings gains, with a several shows setting new season highs.
Among the gainers in the week ending Nov. 7 are many magazine shows. Others posting week-to-week improvement include Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz, Swift Justice, Judge Judy, Wheel of Fortune.
Dr. Phil, Oprah, Rachael Ray and Dr. Oz all post weekly increases. Shows in other genres turning in gains in the week ending Oct. 24 included The Office, Extra Weekend, My Wife and Kids and some of the off-net weekly hours.