NEW COURT PROGRAM ‘HOT BENCH’ TOPS ALL ROOKIE STRIPS IN ITS PREMIERE WEEK
LOS ANGELES – September 30, 2014 – HOT BENCH, the new court program created by Judge Judy Sheindlin, topped all freshman syndicated strips in its first week on the air.
For the week ending September 21, 2014, the CBS Television Distribution court program scored a 1.3 HH rating. That’s +8% above high-profile rookie talk show “Meredith Vieira” (1.2 HH rating) and +30% higher than the premiere week rating of the new talk show “The Real” (1.0 HH rating).
HOT BENCH beat last year’s premiere week (week of 9/23/13) for then-freshman court show “Paternity Court” (0.8 HH rating) by +62%.
HOT BENCH is created by Judge Judy Sheindlin and executive produced by Randy Douthit and Maureen Fitzpatrick. The half-hour strip is produced by CBS Television Distribution and Queen Bee Productions. It is distributed by CBS Television Distribution.