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[09/04/08 - 01:54 PM]
Judge Judy, the Nations #1 Courtroom Series, Kicks Off 13th Season as the Only Show in First-Run Syndication to Be Up in Ratings Year-To-Year
Also on September 9, a new DVD, JUDGE JUDY: SECOND TO NONE, will be released.

[via press release from CBS]

JUDGE JUDY, THE NATIONS #1 COURTROOM SERIES, KICKS OFF 13TH SEASON AS THE ONLY SHOW IN FIRST-RUN SYNDICATION TO BE UP IN RATINGS YEAR-TO-YEAR

"Judge Judy # 1 Show in First Run Syndication for 19 Straight Weeks

New DVD: "Judge Judy: Second To None" Hits The Shelves

13th Season Premiere Monday: September 8, 2008

(HOLLYWOOD, CA) September 4, 2008-The most popular courtroom series on television, JUDGE JUDY, presided over by Judge Judith Sheindlin, begins its 13th season on Monday, September 8, 2008.

Also on September 9, a new DVD, JUDGE JUDY: SECOND TO NONE, will be released. This follow-up DVD to last year's very successful, JUDGE JUDY: JUSTICE SERVED, features memorable cases, as well as bonus features including guest appearances, a new batch of "Judyisms" and a 1997 interview from "Entertainment Tonight," with thoughts from Judge Judith Sheindlin during her second season of JUDGE JUDY.

During the 2007-08 season, JUDGE JUDY was the only program in first-run syndication to be up in ratings year-to-year. Last season, JUDGE JUDY posted a 4.8 HH AA%/7.4 HH GAA% rating, up + 4% and +6% over the 2006-07 season. JUDGE JUDY ranks as the #1 half-hour court show for 623 consecutive weeks, every week since its premiere. JUDGE JUDY delivers the highest season to season increase of its average daily audience among 1st run syndicated strips with 9.9 million average daily viewers-its largest audience in three seasons.

Additionally, JUDGE JUDY been #1 among all syndicated programs in HH GAA% (AA% where applicable) for 19 straight weeks, since the week ending 4/20/08. (tied included.)

Locally, JUDGE JUDY posted strong deliveries in top markets across the country in the May 2008 sweep including: New York on WCBS-TV (airing at 4 p.m.), where it was the # 1 ranked strip on WCBS from 7 a.m.- 2 a.m. among households, based on shares. In Philadelphia, on WTXF-TV (airing at 4 p.m.), JUDGE JUDY posted the highest May time period rating in 22 years. In Phoenix, on KSAZ-TV (airing at 4 p.m.), JUDGE JUDY was the #1 program in the 4 p.m. hour among HH and women 25 to 54. In Miami, on WPLG-TV (airing at 4 p.m.), JUDGE JUDY was the #1 program in the time period.

JUDGE JUDY, which debuted in September 1996, is a Big Ticket Television production and is distributed by CBS Television Distribution. Randy Douthit is executive producer and director. Timothy Regler is executive producer. CBS Television Distribution is a unit of CBS Corp.

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Source: NSI/Wrap Sweeps + Based on May '08 or as noted M-F DMA rtg or as noted.





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[03/04/15 - 03:03 PM]
Nickelodeon Renews Two Live-Action Hits "Bella and the Bulldogs" and "The Thundermans"
Year-to-date, "Bella and the Bulldogs" is the number-one show on Nickelodeon with premieres averaging two million total viewers.

[03/04/15 - 01:43 PM]
Taryn Manning, Raymond Cruz, Samantha Droke, Katie Sarife, Pam Grier and Joe Morton Star in the Lifetime(R) Original Movie "Cleveland Abduction" Premiering April 25
The film explores the true story of Michelle Knight, a 21-year-old single mom whose life was irrevocably changed by a chance encounter with an unsuspected criminal.

[03/04/15 - 12:39 PM]
Adventure Junkies Take Off-the-Beaten Path and Brave Nature's Extreme Elements in Animal Planet's "100 Miles from Nowhere"
Beginning Sunday, April 5, weekend adventurer Matt Galland and his adrenaline-fueled best buddies Danny Bryson and Blake Josephson venture to some of the most untouched pockets of the planet where cameras - let alone people - rarely have gone.

[03/04/15 - 11:38 AM]
National Geographic Channel and Acclaimed Actor Kal Penn Explore the Hidden Ways Information, Data and Maps Provide Insight Into the World Around Us... And Our Daily Lives
"The Big Picture with Kal Penn" launches Monday, March 30 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[03/04/15 - 11:30 AM]
Starz Releases New, Darker Key Art for Continuation of "Outlander" Season One
The series returns with the remaining eight episodes from season one beginning on Saturday, April 4 at 9:00/8:00c.

[03/04/15 - 11:10 AM]
Eight New Episodes to Be Presented Over Four Days of "Tune in 4 What?!" Programming Event, March 26-29 on Disney Channel
Each episode in the "Tune In 4 What?!" event will be available to verified viewers on WATCH Disney Channel the morning of its premiere.

[03/04/15 - 10:15 AM]
TNT Extends "Cold Justice" with Additional Spring & Summer Episodes, Plus Two New Justice Served Specials Hosted by John Walsh
The show's winter finale is set for March 6, with the spring episodes slated to launch April 10.

[03/04/15 - 10:01 AM]
From Rainn Wilson's Production Company SoulPancake, "Impress Me" Set To Make Exclusive Television Premiere Wednesday, March 18 on Pop
The scripted comedy centers on celebrity impressionists Ross Marquand and Jim Meskimen who are trying to quit doing impressions and transition into serious, dramatic actors.

[03/04/15 - 09:18 AM]
Netflix and Leonardo DiCaprio to Partner on Upcoming Documentary Projects
Netflix and DiCaprio will work together to identify and develop potential fact-based projects, with a particular focus on environmental and conservation themes, including original documentaries and docu-series as well as acquired existing projects.

[03/04/15 - 09:04 AM]
ABC Entertainment and Marvel Television Launch "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Double Agent" on MarvelsDoubleAgent.com, ABC.com and the WATCH ABC App
The five-part original web series follows the actions of a newly hired production assistant who is actually working as a double agent on behalf of an unknown enemy known only as The Mastermind.

[03/04/15 - 09:02 AM]
TV One to Premiere Original Film "Hear No Evil" Starring Jahnee Wallace, Jill Marie Jones, Richard T. Jones and Jackie Long
Russ Parr, from Up To Parr Productions, serves as the Director and Screenwriter.

[03/04/15 - 08:50 AM]
NBC Dominates the Night, "Voice" Delivers Its Second-Most-Watched Tuesday Ever
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 3.

[03/04/15 - 08:37 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice," "Chicago Fire" Claim Top Spots
The latter gets a boost from a two-hour edition of the former.

[03/04/15 - 07:32 AM]
ESPNU Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary Today
ESPNU is ESPN's fifth network, preceded by ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Classic, and ESPNEWS.

[03/04/15 - 07:31 AM]
ESPN, NHL & NHLPA Reach Agreement for 2016 World Cup
The World Cup will take place at Toronto's Air Canada Centre from September 17 - October 1, 2016 and will culminate with a best-of-three final.