Variety, TVWeek

Daytime Show Crushes the Competition by Its Widest Margin Ever

Mar 13, 2019  •  Post A Comment

A daytime show that’s been on the air for more than 20 years isn’t showing any signs of slowing down, with Variety reporting that “Judge Judy,” which debuted in 1996, led the February sweeps by the widest margin in the show’s history.

“’Judge Judy’ averaged a 7.8 household rating from Jan. 31-Feb. 27, beating its three closest competitors — ‘Family Feud,’ ‘Jeopardy!’ and ‘Wheel of Fortune’ — by more than a full ratings point, with all three of those shows averaging a 6.7 rating,” Variety reports. “‘Judge Judy’ has now finished first in eleven of the last twelve major sweeps.”

The report adds: “’Dr. Phil’ was once again the top syndicated talk show, averaging a 3.2 rating this February, marking the show’s 22nd consecutive sweeps atop the talk show charts. Meanwhile, ‘Live with Kelly and Ryan’ tied for second place among talk shows with ‘Ellen,’ with both shows averaging a 2.3 rating.”

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