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NOVEMBER 25, 2014 -- CBS Television Distribution’s rookie court program HOT BENCH rose to a new season high, growing to a 1.7 HH rating, for the week ending November 16, according to Nielsen Media Research.

HOT BENCH grew +13% week to week to its highest weekly HH rating yet. It is the #1 freshman syndicated strip of the week among HH, total viewers and adults 25-54. HOT BENCH also recorded a series high among total viewers with 2.41 million, up +14% week to week. Among women 25-54, HOT BENCH ties as the #1 new program with a 0.8 rating.

HOT BENCH also ranked #3 among all court programs in households and #2 among adults 25-54 with a 0.7 rating (tying “People’s Court”).

Season to date, HOT BENCH is syndication’s highest-rated new program of the season in with a 1.5 HH rating and just over 2 million viewers (Live + SD).

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.

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