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