‘Judge Judy’ Moves Ahead of ‘Oprah’ in Syndie Ratings

Mar 22, 2011  •  Post A Comment

“Judge Judy” took the top spot in the daytime syndication ratings for the week ended March 13, beating “The Oprah Winfrey Show” for the first time in nine weeks, TVNewsCheck reported.

Following the February sweeps period, most shows went into repeats and their ratings declined accordingly, the story notes. Some shows also were impacted by coverage of the disaster in Japan.

“Oprah” was off 21% from the previous week and from a year ago, slipping to a 3.7 household rating. “Judge Judy” scored a 4.5 to easily top “Oprah.” “Dr. Phil” had a 2.8, followed by “Live With Regis & Kelly” with a 2.7. “Dr. Oz” and “Ellen” each scored a 2.3.

Among game shows, “Wheel of Fortune” led the way with a 7.3 household rating, followed by “Jeopardy!” at 6.0 and “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” with a 2.3.

“Entertainment Tonight” was No. 1 among magazines with a 4.0, followed by “Inside Edition” at 3.1 and “TMZ” with a season high at 2.2, the story reported. “Access Hollywood” had a 2.1, with both “The Insider” and “Extra” at 1.7.

Among sitcoms, “Two and a Half Men” led the pack with a 5.9, followed by “Family Guy” at 3.7, “Everybody Loves Raymond” at 2.6, “My Wife and Kids” at 2.6 and “Seinfeld” at 2.6.

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