‘Dr. Phil' Is #1 Talk Show
‘Judge Judy' Is #1 Court Show
‘Entertainment Tonight' Is #1 Newsmagazine
‘Wheel of Fortune' Is #1 Game Show
‘Hot Bench' Is #1 Rookie
‘Dr. Phil,' ‘Entertainment Tonight,' ‘Inside Edition,' ‘Wheel of Fortune' and ‘Jeopardy!' Grow Vs. February 2014 Sweep
LOS ANGELES – March 10, 2015 – CBS Television Distribution finished the recently concluded February sweep with the #1 show in every first-run genre, with 5 shows posting growth vs. the February 2014 sweep.
DR. PHIL is the #1 talk show: DR. PHIL grew +3% to a 3.6 HH rating. The talk show won its 10th consecutive major sweep.
WHEEL OF FORTUNE is the #1 game show: WHEEL OF FORTUNE leaped +3% percent year to year to a 7.6 HH rating. WHEEL OF FORTUNE was the #1 rated first-run syndicated strip of the sweep.
ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT is the #1 newsmagazine: ET garnered a 3.9 HH rating, growing +5% vs. the 2014 February sweep. ET won its 97th consecutive sweep.
Additionally, ETonline is the #1 entertainment news video brand online (per comScore), beating all of its competitors in the category including TMZ, E! Online, Yahoo Celebrity and People.
JUDGE JUDY is the #1 court show: JUDGE JUDY scored a 7.3 HH rating, leading its closest competitor in the genre by +306%.
HOT BENCH is the #1 rookie strip: HOT BENCH earned a 1.8 HH rating for the sweep. The court show created by Judge Judy Sheindlin was up +38% from its premiere week (1.8 HH vs. 1.3 HH), the largest growth of any freshman first-run strip.
In addition, JEOPARDY! and INSIDE EDITION also posted growth sweep to sweep. JEOPARDY!, the #2 strip in first-run syndication, increased +6% to a 7.4 HH rating.
INSIDE EDITION, the #2 magazine show, jumped +10% to a 3.4 HH rating.
CTD led the February sweep with 7 of the top 10 shows in first-run syndication. The top 10 first-run syndicated shows of the February sweep are:
Program HH AA% Distributor
1. Wheel of Fortune 7.6 CBS Television Distribution
2. Jeopardy! 7.4 CBS Television Distribution
3. Judge Judy 7.3 CBS Television Distribution
4. Family Feud 6.8 Debmar Mercury
5. Entertainment Tonight 3.9 CBS Television Distribution
t. Wheel of Fortune – weekend 3.9 CBS Television Distribution
7. Dr. Phil 3.6 CBS Television Distribution
8. Inside Edition 3.4 CBS Television Distribution
9. Live With Kelly and Michael 3.3 ABC Disney
10. Ellen Degeneres 3.0 Warner Bros.
Source: Nielsen Media Research, January 29, 2015-February 25, 2015, Live Plus Same Day US HH AA%