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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.

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First-Run Syndies Hang In There

In the session ending Oct. 27, most of first-run syndication held up well, even though some daytime shows were preempted on various dates for fire coverage in California markets. In addition, some access programs were bumped by the World Series on Oct. 22, 23 and 25.

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‘Access Hollywood’ Among Syndie Climbers

It was the only magazine to break into positive territory in the week ending Oct. 20. It rallied 7% to an 88-week high 1.5. The show also had the distinction of being the sole first-run strip to hit a new season high.

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‘Inside Edition’ Moves Up, Tops The Mags

It sets the pace in the entertainment magazine genre with a 4% rise to a new season-high 2.8.

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‘Clarkson’ And ‘Hall’ Keep Cookin’

The Kelly Clarkson Show, in its fourth outing, jumped 8% to a 1.3 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating, and was syndication’s No. 1 new show. Tamron Hall, also gained steam, growing 11% to a three-week high 1.0 with a 33% spike in the key women 25-54 demo.

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Emmy Coverage Drives Up Entertainment Mags

In the session ending Sept. 29, Entertainment Tonight saw a 7% boost from the previous frame to a 2.8 single-day national rating for its coverage of the big event. Access Hollywood also grew 7% to a single-day 1.5 on Sept. 23; and Extra spiked 11% with its coverage to a 1.0.

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‘Judy’ Stays On Top As More Newcomers Debut

The record-setting show easily outperformed all syndies for the eighth straight week with a 6.5 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen, which was more than triple the rating of the next highest court program.

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New Syndies Get Season Off To Strong Start

A slew of closely watched, brand new and returning syndicated strips delivered high national numbers for their season premieres in the session ending Sept. 15, despite being preempted by the Democratic presidential debates and suffering schedule upheavals for 9/11 memorial coverage in some cases. Among the prominent new talkers launched on Sept. 9, The Kelly […]

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Mags Do Heavy Lifting Over Labor Day

Entertainment Tonight climbed 4% to an eight-week high 2.5 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating. Access jumped 10% to a 1.1, pulling even with a steady TMZ; and Extra surged 11% to a 1.0, while racing ahead 25% among women 25-54.

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Good First Impressions By ‘Kelly’ And ‘Tamron’

Kelly Clarkson averaged an impressive 1.9 rating/6 share in the weighted metered markets for its premiere, which was syndication’s highest opener for a nationally cleared first-run show in seven years. Meanwhile, Tamron Hall scored a 1.4/5, which was the best bow for a talker in five years other than Clarkson’s.

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Mags Make A Move Out Of Summer Doldrums

In the week ending Aug. 25, Entertainment Tonight rose 4% from the prior frame to a 2.4 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating; Access improved 10% for both the week and the year; Extra shot up 11% to a nine-week high 1.0, while Daily Mail TV, already renewed for a third year, had the largest annual increase of all magazines with growth of 13% to a steady 0.9.

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‘Judge Judy’ Wins The Week And Season

The victory in the session ending Aug. 18 marks a full decade at the top of all first-run programs for Judy and six straight years as syndication’s highest rated show overall.

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‘Access’ Generates Its Own Summer Heat

It’s the only magazine to outperform its year-ago numbers, improving 10% from last year as well as strengthening 10% week to week.

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‘Judge Judy’ Raises The Bar Once Again

It’s syndication’s top show despite being blacked out on DirecTV and AT&T’s U-verse in 14 markets including New York and Los Angeles.

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Syndies Take A Hit From Mueller Hearing

The July 24 coverage caused massive preemptions and pulled ratings lower for most daytime shows in the session ending July 28.

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Usual Suspects Top The Syndie Rankings

In a slow summer week, Family Feud is the only first-run genre leader to post a weekly gain in the session ending July 21.

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Little Celebrating By Syndies In July 4 Week

Most shows are down in the usually low viewing week that also had viewers flocking to the semifinal of the Women’s World Cup match. One bright spot was the true crime standout Dateline, which climbed 29%.

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Soccer Again Takes Its Toll On Syndies

A third week of preemptions and competition from the increasingly popular Women’s World Cup meant few week-to-week gains in the session ending June 30. Inside Edition was one exception.

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Many Syndies Sprout Growing Ratings

The session ending June 23 featured many shows registering gains from the previous week, some in the face of tough competition and preemptions from the Women’s World Cup.

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Hot Ratings Week For ‘Hot Bench’

It was the only show in first-run syndication to post a ratings gain in the session ending June 16. Preemptions and competition from sports resulted in flat or down numbers for the rest, with many posting season- and series-lows.

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Boettcher’s Win Keeps ‘Jeopardy’ On Top

In the week ending June 9, Jeopardy averaged a strong 6.8 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating thanks to a whopping 9.0 for the Holzhauer swan song June 3, and outperformed its competition for the 10th consecutive frame.

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Holzhauer’s Loss Is ‘Jeopardy’s Gain

The super-contestant’s final week drives the game show to the top of the syndication chart with a 7.9.

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‘Judy’ Squeaks Past ‘Jeopardy’ For Sweeps Win

Judge Judy beat back a furious challenge from a surging Jeopardy and its most dominant player in years, James Holzhauer, for the overall No. 1 spot in syndication in May.

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‘Dr. Phil’ Is Sole Talker To Move Up

With a 4% increase to a 2.8 in the week ending May 19, it extends its winning streak in the category to a record 141 weeks in the post-Oprah era.

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Holzhauer Reprieve Puts ‘Judy’ Back On Top

In the week ending May 12, Judge Judy, which had been syndication’s No. 1 show overall for a modern record 40 straight weeks until Jeopardy began airing James Holzhauer-fueled episodes, clocked a 7.0 with more than 9.7 million daily viewers, easily outperforming Jeopardy, Feud and everything else.

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‘Jeopardy’ Rides Holzhauer Wave To An 8.3

In the super contestant’s last week before a two-week hiatus, the game show moves up 11% to its highest rating since March 2005.

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Holzhauer And ‘Jeopardy’ Just Keep Winning

In the week ending April 28, the phenom’s run pushes the game show to tops in all of syndication again as his prize pot mounts.

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Ratings No Gamble For ‘Jeopardy,’ Holzhauer

The amazing run of James Holzhauer propels the game into first place for syndication overall, knocking Judge Judy out after 40 straight weeks as No. 1.

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Holzhauer Shoots ‘Jeopardy’ To No. 1 In Games

His single-day victories boosted the game show by 5% to a 6.4 in the week ending April 14, while Judge Judy earned a 6.7, keeping it at the top of the overall syndication chart for a 40th consecutive week. That marked the longest streak of any show at the top of the syndication ratings in 15 years.

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Syndie Ratings Are Bustin’ Out All Over

Shows in all of the first-run genres report weekly ratings gains in the first week of April with magazines particularly active.

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Basketball Bounces Syndies Once Again

Family Feud joined Judge Judy and Dr. Phil as the trio of first-run gainers in the week ending March 31. Much of the rest of syndication was held back by March Madness preemptions.

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Basketball Bounces Several Syndies

Preemptions for March Madness play havoc with ratings in the week ending March 24. Of the talk shows, only Wendy Williams and Steve post week-to-week improvement.

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Clocks Jump Ahead, Syndie Ratings Fall Back

Only a handful of shows reported weekly gains in the session ended March 17. Among them: Ellen DeGeneres, People’s Court and Page Six TV.

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Syndication Sports Some Good Gainers

Viewer support for long-time host Alex Trebek, who on March 6 revealed that had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer, helped make Jeopardy the top-rated game show in the session ending March 10. Although the veteran quiz show scored a five-week high 6.9 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen, it still had no answer for February sweep […]

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Pretty Flat February Sweep For Syndies

Most shows are unchanged or down from February 2018. The first-run genre winners are Dr. Phil (talk); Judge Judy (courts); Family Feud, Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune (games); and Entertainment Tonight and Inside Edition (magazines).

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Smollett Preemptions Hold Back Daytime Ratings

The only top-5 talker moving up in the week ending Feb. 24 was Ellen DeGeneres, which recovered 9% from a similar decline the week before to a second-place 2.4 behind Dr. Phil, which slipped 3%.

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‘Judy’ Races To Front In Feb. Sweeps

Her Honor clobbered all programs in syndication 32nd week in a row, uncorking a nose-bleed-level 7.8 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating, with more than 11 million daily viewers.

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Syndies Soar As Feb. Sweep Gets Underway

Many of the top courtrooms, talk shows, magazines and games tie or top season bests in the week ending Feb. 3.

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‘Judy’ Stretches Top Spot To Six Months

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.

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Talk Shows Mostly On The Move Up

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.