Sony Digital Rapids Pixel Power calrec Sony

Syndication Ratings: In Slow Summer Week, 'Judge Judy' Holds Up

19/08/2014

Judge Judy was the syndie standout in the slow week ending Aug. 10, notching 20 weeks in a row on top of the syndication chart and winning by its largest margin in the show's 18-year history.

Despite being in repeats all week, CBS Television Distribution's leading court show grew 3% from the prior session and 8% from last year at this time to a 6.7 live plus same day national household rating, according to Nielsen Media Research.

Overall, courts were strong with every show except MGM's Paternity Court gaining ground for the week. In second place, Warner Bros.' People's Court improved 6% to a 1.8. Warner Bros.' Judge Mathis rose 8% to a 1.4. Twentieth's Divorce Court recovered 8% from its season low to a 1.3, tying Twentieth's soon-to-end Judge Alex, which also advanced 8%. Paternity Court was flat at a 1.0.

CTD's Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune - which fell 5% and 4%, respectively - were runners-up to Judge Judy, tying at a 5.5. This marks the fourth time in the past 11 weeks that Jeopardy! has tied or beaten Wheel, which prior to this season, had been first among game shows every week since September 2004. Compared to the same week last year, Jeopardy! improved 8% while Wheel declined 8%. Debmar-Mercury's Family Feud faded 2% to a 4.4, while Disney-ABC's Who Wants to be a Millionaire, prepping for new host Terry Crews, trailed at a 1.9, losing 5% for the week and 17% for the year.

With daytime audience levels low and repeats the rule of the day, talk ratings were down. Only two talkers showed growth from the prior week: Sony Pictures Television's Dr. Oz, which grew 7% to a 1.6, and NBCUniversal's Steve Harvey, which gained 7% to a 1.5. Both shows gained despite being in reruns all week.

Disney-ABC's Live with Kelly and Michael, which is enjoying its best season in seven years and has made the most of fresh programming this summer, led the field for the eighth week in the past nine with a 2.6, even with the prior week. CTD's Dr. Phil, entirely in repeats, followed Live by a tenth at a 2.5.

NBCUniversal's Maury dipped 5% to a 1.8, in repeats on four of the five days. Warner Bros.' Ellen was flat at a 1.7.

Disney-ABC's Katie, now out of production, eroded 8% to a 1.2, tying NBCU's Steve Wilkos, also down 8%, and CTD's Rachael Ray, which was flat. NBCU's Jerry Springer slipped 8% to a 1.1 with mostly reruns, tying Debmar-Mercury's Wendy Williams, which sank 4% with four repeats during the week.

CTD's The Doctors held steady at a 1.0. NBCU's Trisha, nearing the end of its run, retreated one-tenth of a ratings point to a 0.4. Meredith's The Better Show was unchanged at its usual 0.2, where it has remained for 34 of the past 35 weeks.

Among the freshman class, SPT's returning Queen Latifah was steady at a 0.9 with an all-repeat week. CTD's The Test, Warner Bros.' Bethenny and CTD's Arsenio Hall - all of which are wrapping their runs - were flat at a 0.6, 0.5 and 0.5, respectively.

CTD's magazine leader Entertainment Tonight was even with the prior week at a 2.9. CTD's Inside Edition rebounded 4% from its season-low in the previous frame to a 2.7. Warner Bros.' TMZ softened 6% to a 1.7. NBCU's Access Hollywood showed the strongest gain of the magazines, rallying 8% to a 1.4 and breaking a tie with Warner Bros.' Extra, which declined 8% to a 1.2. CTD's The Insider also fell 8% to land at a 1.1.

MGM's RightThisMinute dropped 9% to a 1.0. Twentieth's Dish Nation lost 10% to a 0.9. Trifecta's OK! TV was flat at a 0.3, tying Trifecta's out-of-production America Now, which remained at a 0.3 for the 12th consecutive week.

There were no gainers among the top ten off-net sitcoms. Warner Bros.' The Big Bang Theory cooled off 5% from the prior week to a 5.4. Twentieth's newcomer Modern Family slipped 3% to a 3.3, matching its season low. Warner Bros.' Two and a Half Men moved down 9% to a 3.0, also equalling its season low and tumbling 29% from last year at this time. Twentieth's Family Guy gave back 7% to a 2.7. SPT's Seinfeld sank 5% to a 1.9. Twentieth's The Cleveland Show sagged 5% to a 1.8. Twentieth's How I Met Your Mother dropped 6% to a 1.7, tying Warner Bros.' Friends, which was flat at a 1.7. Twentieth's King of the Hill and Warner Bros.' The Middle both were unchanged at a 1.6.

Three weekends into the Fox station group's trial run of Laughs, the weekend half-hour is averaging a 0.4 rating/1 share in its metered markets, falling 50% from its average lead-in and losing 33% of its year-ago time period average. Another test, Hollywood Today Live, which has been running for five weeks, also averaged a 0.4/1, dropping 50% from its lead-in and 42% from its year-ago time periods. The group's third summer test, The Daily Helpline, remained at a 0.1/0 average after five weeks, losing 66% of its lead-in and 75% of its year-ago time period average.
LINK: http://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/syndication-and-distribution/syn...
See more stories from bandc

North America Stories

22/04/2017

The Benefits of Virtualization

OTTAWA- Virtualization is the big buzzword in efficient, money-saving broadcast systems. In plain English, virtualization is a term that sums up the logical d...

22/04/2017

Avid Pro Tools to Provide Native Dolby Atmos Mixing

Avid and Dolby collaboration delivers the industry's deepest integration and the most efficient audio mixing workflows for powerful immersive audio experien...

22/04/2017

Avid NEXIS Now Delivers Unparalleled Performance, Scalability and Pro Tools Support

New software release, available to all new and current customers of Avid NEXIS, ...

22/04/2017

New Avid Media Campus Program Provides Flexible Volume Licensing and Industry Solutions for Educational Institutions

New program brings deeper partnership engagement, industry connections, and coll...

22/04/2017

Avid Unveils Media Composer | First-A Free Version of the Industry- standard Video Editing System

Fully featured video editing solution will enable anyone to create professional-...

22/04/2017

Avid Artist | DNxIQ Unveiled for 4K Monitoring and Universal Mastering

Next-generation video/audio interface offers extensive format support, including 4K monitoring and universal mastering capability, to enable video professionals...

22/04/2017

Avid Unveils Cloud Strategy with Launch of New Offerings

Avid announces extension of its MediaCentral Platform and its industry-leading tools into the cloud with new hosted client applications, cloud media services, a...

22/04/2017

Avid Ushers in Next Phase of Avid Everywhere with Sweeping and Groundbreaking Innovations

Avid unveils major advancements across all product suites and extends MediaCentr...

22/04/2017

Avid Announces Strategic Cloud Alliance with Microsoft for the Media and Entertainment Industry

Comprehensive multi-year agreement includes technology collaboration, co-develop...

22/04/2017

Out-of-this-World Video Stream with NASA

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will produce the first-ever live 4K video stream from space during a Super Sess...

22/04/2017

Dell Announces NAB Lineup, New Monitor

(NAB) - To celebrate its first appearance at the National Association of Broadcasters conference as part of a combined company, Dell is announcing new solutions...

22/04/2017

DNF Brings Control Solutions and amp; Enhancements to Simplify, Virtualize and Pave a Path to IP at NAB 2017

DNF Controls the award-winning and acknowledged leader in Human-to-Machine and M...

22/04/2017

RUSHWORKS Demonstrates Latest Arsenal of Powerfully Simple Production, Playback and Streaming Tools at NAB 2017

RUSHWORKS, a Dallas area-based software development company that produces cool t...

22/04/2017

Shotoku Broadcast Systems Partners With Crane Manufacturer CamMate to Release New Series of VR AR Tracked Camera Cranes at NAB 2017

Shotoku Broadcast Systems, the well-established leader in manual and robotic cam...

22/04/2017

Transvideo CEO Jacques Delacoux congratulates ARRI on their ARRI ALEXA SXT W Wireless Camera

CEO of Transvideo Jacques Delacoux has today congratulated ARRI on the release o...

22/04/2017

PMC Helps Canterbury University Determine The True Value Of Music

Peter Self, a senior lecturer in Music Business and Management at Canterbury Christ Church University, recently used PMC IB1S-AIII Active monitors in an experim...

22/04/2017

Utah Scientific Launches Industrys First Hybrid Router for Next-Generation IP Signals and SDI

Utah Scientific today introduced its new 400 Series 3 hybrid digital router, a f...

22/04/2017

Utah Scientific Highlights New Technology in the NAB IP Showcase

Utah Scientific will be showing the latest developments in its UTAH 400 Series IP product line at the NAB IP Showcase, booth N4824, sponsored by AIMS, SMPTE, VS...

22/04/2017

The World Surf League to Increase Brand Exposure Through Licensing With Wazee Digital

Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-native video management and licensing...

22/04/2017

Decimator Design announces two additions to their Converter MultiViewer family: MD-LX and DMON-QUAD

The MD-LX is an extra small, lite version of the hugely popular MD-HX, the bi-di...

22/04/2017

DigitalGlue Awarded Contract to Provide AFN with New Transmission Systems

DigitalGlue, provider of equipment, integration services and software development for the production and distribution of digital video, was awarded a $10+ milli...

22/04/2017

ATEME Powers AMC Networks International CE Primary Distribution

-- ATEME today announced that AMC Networks International Central Europe, a subsidiary of AMC Networks, has selected the ATEME TITAN transcoding solution to im...

22/04/2017

Sound Devices Introduces The MD-4 Analog-To-Dante Audio Interface

-- Sound Devices introduces the MD-4 Analog-to-Dante Audio Interface for NAB Show 2017. The MD-4 is a simple, high-performance interface that connects analog ...

22/04/2017

teradek Live Show To Utilize High-end Robotic Movement With The Vinten Vantage

-- At the 2017 NAB Show, Vitec Group brands Vinten, a world leader in manual and robotic camera support systems, and Teradek, a premium provider of H.264 enco...

22/04/2017

SBG Sports Software Provides High-Impact Instant Replay with Matrox M264

-- Today, SBG Sports Software announced that its instant replay and adjudication platform, Focus VAR (Video Assistant Referee), can now support up to 24 netwo...

22/04/2017

Local Hero use Bluefish444 for 4K Netflix Content Creation

-- California-based digital intermediate and feature finishing company, Local Hero, have been part of the feature film industry since 2006. With over 120 pres...

22/04/2017

Kino Flo Debuts New Celeb Studio Line

-- Kino Flo Lighting Systems has suped up its Celeb LED studio line of luminaires with an advanced True Match white light color management system and the com...

22/04/2017

Transvideo CEO Jacques Delacoux congratulates ARRI on their ARRI ALEXA SXT W Wireless Camera

-- CEO of Transvideo Jacques Delacoux has today congratulated ARRI on the rele...

22/04/2017

NewTek TriCaster Offers Native Support of JVC KY-PZ100 PTZ Cameras

-- JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced NewTek TriCaster multi-camera video production systems will offer native...

22/04/2017

NAB 2017: Ultra HD Forum Sets Demos

The Ultra HD Forum, a group that sets best practices for the pixel-packed video format, said it will support more than a dozen 4K and High Dynamic Range demos a...

22/04/2017

ColorTV Deals for Guidebox

ColorTV, the company behind a marketing platform for broadcasters and connected TVs, has inked a deal to acquire Guidebox, a company that provides OTT video sea...

22/04/2017

Court Shuts Down Shava TV, Cres TV for Illegal Streaming of International Programming

Dish Network said the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia ruled ...

22/04/2017

Fox Brings Back ‘X-Files'

Fox has ordered a new season of The X-Files event series. The 10-episode installment once again will be executive produced by creator Chris Carter, and sees D...

22/04/2017

Primetime Ratings: CBS Takes Low-Rated Race

CBS was best of the broadcasters on a soft Thursday, putting up a 0.9 rating in viewers 18-49, according to Nielsen's overnights, and a 4 share. CBS had rep...

22/04/2017

Freeform Orders Season Three of ‘Shadowhunters'

Freeform is bringing back original series Shadowhunters for season three, which will air in 2018. The network broke the news during a Facebook interview with ca...

22/04/2017

AT&T Sponsors ‘El Chapo' Aftershow on Univision

Univision said it is launching a weekly after-show for its new series El Chapo that will be sponsored by AT&T. The aftershow will be streamed via Facebook Live...

22/04/2017

Sinclair Strikes Deal to Buy Bonten Stations

Sinclair Broadcast Group Friday announced it has struck a deal to buy Bonten Media's 14 stations in eight markets for $240 million-a move that comes amidst ...

21/04/2017

Gracenote Accelerates to 100 Million Automobiles Globally, More than Doubles Since 2013

Next-gen Gracenote-powered infotainment systems gear up for connected cars and a...

21/04/2017

Sound Devices Unveils The MD-4

The MD-4 analog-to-Dante audio interface is the perfect tool to add four mic/line inputs and four analog outputs to the 970 or other Dante-based audio network. ...

21/04/2017

IBM Aspera Partner Ecosystem Continues to Expand with New Product Integrations at NAB 2017

EMERYVILLE, CA - April 21, 2017: Aspera, an IBM Company, has dramatically expand...

21/04/2017

Amazon to Create More than 2,500 Full-Time Jobs at Three Additional New Jersey Fulfillment Centers

Amazon to Create More than 2,500 Full-Time Jobs at Three Additional New Jersey F...

21/04/2017

HP Unleashes the World's Most Secure Mobile Workstations for Digital Reinventors

HP Unleashes the World's Most Secure Mobile Workstations for Digital Reinven...

21/04/2017

Telairity Upgrades BE8600 Contribution Encoder for NAB

SANTA CLARA, CALIF.-Telairity has upgraded its flagship BE8600 H.264/AVC contribution video encoder with a new 10-bit 4:2:2 mode. The encoder is designed for ba...

21/04/2017

RF at NAB: New Gear Reflects FCC Changes

LAS VEGAS-The DTV switchover in the U.S. put the 700 MHz band largely out of bounds for many wireless audio product users. The Federal Communications Commission...

21/04/2017

Village Island and NHK Craft 8K Video Transport System

TOKYO-NHK and Village Island are pushing to make strides in 8K, recently collaboration on the development of the Vico-8, a unit designed to transport 8K 4:2:2 1...

21/04/2017

Lykos Bi-Color Flight Kit

The last few years have seen terrific improvements in LED lighting capabilities for video, while prices have consistently fallen. The lights have gotten smaller...

21/04/2017

VidOvation Lands Miller as VP of Sales and New HQ

LAKE FOREST, CALIF.-Tom Miller is the latest addition to the VidOvation staff as the company has announced his hire as the new vice president of sales and marke...

21/04/2017

Samsung, Amazon Team on Updated HDR10+

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.-Samsung and Amazon are teaming to deliver a higher standard of high-dynamic-range (HDR) performance to the video market....

21/04/2017

Encompass to Handle VOD for Sony Pictures TV

ATLANTA-Encompass Digital Media is heading into business with Sony Pictures Television Networks, as the companies have announced that Encompass will supply its ...

21/04/2017

Celebrate Earth: Sustainability at LinkedIn

At LinkedIn, we believe that how we work is just as important as what we do in creating economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce. It's ...