Judge Judy' tops daytime ratings in first year post-Oprah Are you surprised?

Kyle 2012/06/08 22:42:22
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The verdict is in: Judge Judy is the new queen of daytime TV.
longtime ratings champ Oprah Winfrey ended her syndicated talk show
last year, she left a void at the top of the daytime ratings heap, and
the tough-talking Brooklyn judge with the fancy lace collar was all too
happy to fill it. "Judge Judy," now in its 16th season, averaged nearly 8 million viewers
last month, which makes it the top syndicated program on daytime TV.
And that's not all: Those numbers actually represent a 3 percent
increase from last year, and are the highest sweeps ratings "Judy" has
ever earned.

"Judge Judy," of course, centers on former family
court judge Judith Sheindlin (69 years young!) deciding small-claims
cases with her trademark brand of common-sense wisdom. And she gets paid
very well to do it: As of 2010, Sheindlin was already pulling in a whopping $45 million a year
from the show. As ridiculous as that sounds, with these ratings, it's
entirely possible she's actually underpaid. (Have you tried watching any
of those other courtroom shows? Yeah, we didn't think so.)
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  • beach bum 2012/06/09 13:10:23
    beach bum
  • cm 2012/06/09 01:41:16
    i enjoy her show but rarely get time to watch
  • Kashee 2012/06/09 01:18:41
    From Oprah to Judge Judy?! People are really bored.
  • Brother Bo 2012/06/09 00:07:44
    Brother Bo
    I think I've seen her show twice. I've never seen Opra's show. Neither one impresses me enough to watch.
  • Cause Unknown 2012/06/08 23:20:02
  • Gordon 2012/06/08 22:48:37
    I'm surprised that Americans are watching an intelligent woman who makes sense on TV. These cannot be the same people who support Obama, Pelosi, Reid, etc.
  • ♌βļąƈʞƦơșƐ3033♌ 2012/06/08 22:47:25
  • Sister Jean 2012/06/08 22:45:23
  • The Sane One 2012/06/08 22:45:18
    The Sane One
    There's nothing but garbage on daytime TV, so it's no surprise that an ignorant, vindictive "person" like this would get good ratings.

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