Many of the top courtrooms, talk shows, magazines and games tie or top season bests in the week ending Feb. 3.
Judy, more than dominating than ever in this, its 23rd season, blew away all competition with a sparkling 7.6 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating, its highest since November and marked six months as syndication’s No. 1 show.
Dr. Phil was on top of the genre in the week ending Jan. 20, with a majority of the category reporting week-to-week ratings increases.
In the week ending Jan. 13, the mag with the biggest percentage increase (and only show in the group to hit a new season high) was Access, which surged 17% from the prior frame to a season-best 1.4 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating.
A number of off-net weekly hours posted gains in the week ending Dec. 30, in contrast to the mostly flat or down ratings of their first-run counterparts.
In an otherwise slow pre-Christmas week, Access maintained its season-high 1.3 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating for a third straight week, while Extra, Daily Mail TV and Page Six TV also did well to hold steady at 1.1, 1.0 and 0.7, respectively.
The exceptions in the week ending Dec. 9 include magazines TMZ, Access and Extra and some true crime series.