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‘Live’ Stands Out In Slow Summer Session

The talk show featured a widely-praised tribute to late co-host Regis Philbin on July 27 and, on July 31, an encore presentation of the “Regis Farewell Celebration Special” from Nov. 8, 2011, pushing it up 19% in the week ending Aug. 2.

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Top Courtrooms Post Rating Gains

Judge Judy increased its audience by 214,000 to more than 8 million daily viewers, and jumped to its second-biggest rating since May with a 2% advance to a 5.7 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating. That was followed by Judy’s progeny Hot Bench, which bagged a nine-week high 2.1, forging ahead 5% for the week and 11% from last year despite numerous preemptions for pandemic coverage.

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‘Family Feud’ Shines In Middle Of July

Magazines as a genre showed some life in the week ending July 19 with none falling back. First run’s overall winner was Family Feud, which turned in a 5.8 in households.

More Movement Among Syndies

The top shows by genre in the week ending July 12 were Dr. Phil (talk), 25 Words or Less (rookies), Judge Judy (courtrooms), Family Feud (games) and Inside Edition (magazines).

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‘Dr. Phil’ Advances, Leads Talkers

In the week ending July 5, the yak pack king climbed 6% to a 1.9 with five days of repeats, topping the chat fests for the third straight week and the 187th time in the last 200 weeks.

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No Summer Doldrums For ‘Tamron Hall’

In the week ending June 28, the freshman talker jumps 14%, making it the only talk show moving up — despite being in repeats on three of the five days.

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‘Judy’ Is The Week’s Biggest Mover

Its 8% gain in the week ending June 21 was the most of the four first-run syndicated shows that managed week-to-week advances.

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Bounce-Back Week For ‘Kelly Clarkson’

In the week ending June 14, the freahman talker jumps 25% even though it was in reruns for four days.

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‘Inside Edition’ Tops A Hot Magazine Genre

Inside Edition inched up 4% to a 2.6 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating, followed closely by big-sister show Entertainment Tonight, which jumped 9% to a 2.5. In the key women 25-54 demo, Inside and ET were up 25% and 11%, respectively.

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‘Judge Judy’ Hangs Tough In Holiday Week

In the lightly viewed Memorial Day frame ending May 31, Her Honor dipped just 2% to a still-hefty 5.8 and extended its winning streak in the category to 1,236 weeks.

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Few First-Run Advances Thanks To Virus

Disruptions due to pandemic coverage kept the lid on with only four talkers, two courtrooms, one game and no magazines advancing during the week ending May 24.

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‘Dr. Phil’ Tops The Talkers With 10% Gain

Almost everything else in first run was hard-pressed to improve at all amid pandemic preemptions during the week ending May 17.

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‘ET,’ ‘Access Hollywood’ Among Few Syndie Stars

Entertainment Tonight grew 4% for the week ending May 10 and 8% for the past two weeks to a three-week high 2.8 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating, tying sister show Inside Edition for the category lead. Next in line, Access Hollywood, was also a force, surging 8% for the week and 18% for the past two weeks to an eight-week high 1.3.

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‘Jeopardy’ Jumps To The Top Of The Games

The veteran quizzer hosted by Alex Trebek jumped 11% to a 7.0 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating, while Family Feud — which had been first or tied for first in the genre for the past three weeks — had no answer, slipping 3% to a 6.9.

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‘Kelly And Ryan’ Stay On Top Of Talk

It was able to hold onto its category lead during the week ending April 26, while many first-run shows posted declines.

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‘Jeopardy,’ ‘Feud’ Share Game Show Honors

The race for game show supremacy ended in a dead heat in the session ending April 19 as the previous week’s winner, Family Feud, fell slightly, while Jeopardy moved up just enough to make it interesting. Feud backed off 3% from its highest rating in more than two years scored in the previous week to […]

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‘Family Feud’ Fights Its Way To The Top

In the week ending April 12, it took over sole possession of first place among game shows for the first time in 16 weeks with a 6% leap from the prior frame to a news season high 7.4 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating, its best performance since January of 2018.

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Two Weeks In A Row For ‘Kelly And Ryan’

Although most daytime shows were shredded by massive preemptions for coronavirus news coverage throughout the session ending April 5, Live with Kelly and Ryan was a standout, holding on to almost all of its large increase in the previous frame and easily topping the talkers for a second straight week. The morning show favorite improved […]

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Ratings Boost For ‘Live With Kelly And Ryan’

The wildly popular daytime staple went ballistic in the week ending March 29, with a 2.6 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating, up 24% from last year at this time and its strongest performance since the week of Dec. 25, 2017.

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Pandemic Viewing Pushes Syndie Viewing

There were lots of double-digit ratings increases for first-run syndicated shows across multiple genres in the week ending March 22.

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Coronavirus Coverage Spikes Magazines

Five of the top seven shows in the genre post week-to-week gains in the frame ending March 15, three in double digits.

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‘Jeopardy’ Tops The Games In Slow Week

The frame ending March 8 was a challenging one for most syndicated programs as it included Super Tuesday, the biggest day of the 2020 primaries with one-third of all delegates awarded in 14 states and one territory.

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Slim Pickings For Syndies Amid Preemptions

Only six first-run shows post week-to-week ratings gains in the session ending March 1 that was overflowing with breaking news.

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‘Judge Jerry’ Bucks Trend In Syndication

Despite airing repeats on all five days, the already renewed for year two courtroom jumped 13% to a 0.9 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating, one of the few shows to make an upward move in the week ending Feb 23.

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Syndies Win Big With Oscars Coverage

Both talk shows and entertainment magazines benefit from their Academy Awards stories and followups.

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Courts, Led By ‘Judy,’ Resist Preemptions

Despite being missing in many markets due to the Senate arguments and the president’s response to the acquittal, Judy jumped 10% to a three-week high 6.5 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating, and was the top gaveler for the 1,220th straight week in the session ending Feb. 9.

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Grammys, Kobe Power Entertainment Mags

In the week ending Feb. 2, four of the top five magazine shows generated significant ratings steam fueled by extensive coverage of the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards and reports on the life and tragic death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant.

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Rookie ‘Kelly Clarkson’ Keeps Climbing

Despite the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Jan. 20, and tons of preemptions for President Trump’s impeachment hearings, which wiped out programming in many markets for the rest of the week, Clarkson climbed 8% from the prior frame to a first-place five-week high 1.4 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating, and surged 17% among women 25-54 to its highest demo score since the week of Sept. 30.

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‘Tamron Hall’ Shines In Mostly Lackluster Week

For the full week ending Jan. 19 — when very few strips were able to improve thanks in part to preemptions for impeachment proceedings — Hall jumped 10% to a new season-high 1.1 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating.

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New Year Sees Syndies Start Strong

In the week ending Jan. 12 more than a dozen first-run shows posted weekly rating gains in the double digits, including Dr. Phil, which rose 42% to reclaim first place among the talk shows.

Entertainment Mags Start Year With A Bang

In the week ending Jan. 5, four of the top five syndicated first-run strips scored double-digit improvements with previews of the Golden Globe Awards, the first of Hollywood’s highly anticipated annual award shows.

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Lots Of Coal In Syndies’ Christmas Stockings

In a generally low-rated holiday frame where only a handful of first-run shows were able to avoid often steep loses Live with Kelly and Ryan managed to lead the talk genre for the second time in five weeks.

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Strong Showing By Syndie’s Top 2 Rookies

In the week ending Dec. 22, Tamron Hall surged 11% from the prior frame while The Kelly Clarkson Show climbed 15% to a 1.5, its highest rating since its strong premiere week in early September, even though it was in reruns for most of the stanza.

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Judges Rule Despite Widespread Preemptions

Judge Judy, the ratings gold standard, scored a nosebleed-level 6.7, ruling over all courtrooms for a whopping 1,212 straight weeks in the session ending Dec. 15, despite the impeachment hearings coverage. And making the transition from talk show mainstay to court shot success look easy, Jerry Springer’s Judge Jerry has been the strongest of the new gavelers by far for 14 weeks in a row and shot up 25% to a 0.5 in the coveted women 25-54 demo.

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‘Phil’ Returns From Thanksgiving Back On Top

In the week ending Dec. 8, Phil skyrocketed 25% to a 2.5 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating, its second biggest number of the season, and finished among the talkers for the 169th time in the last 170 weeks.

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‘Live With Kelly And Ryan’ Gives Thanks

With many shows able to exclude the very low-rated Thanksgiving and Black Friday from their averages, Live with Kelly and Ryan moved to the top of the talkers in the week ending Dec. 1 with a season-best 2.1.

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Syndies Take A Hit From Impeachment Coverage

The preemptions in the session ending Nov. 24 were so extensive that some programs counted only two days — Monday and Friday — in their weekly syndicated ratings averages.

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‘Jeopardy’ Bucks Syndies, Moves Up

Most of syndication was flat to down after running into heavy preemptions for the impeachment hearings in the session ending Nov. 17. But Jeopardy’s Tournament of Champions with the return of James Holzhauer posted a 7% increase to set a new season high.

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‘Judge Judy’ Keeps Collecting Viewers

The syndication leader turns in a new season high 7.1 in the week ending Nov. 10. And Judge Judy Sheindlin’s Hot Bench barreled ahead 10% to a new season-high 2.2, putting it second in courtrooms and No. 3 in syndication overall.

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Lots Of Syndies Post Ratings Gains

Multiple first-run shows in all genres drew stronger numbers in the week ending Nov. 3.