Review based on a national syndicated rating report for the week ending November 20, 2022.
A bevy of big syndicated shows scored their most boffo ratings of the season in the session ending November 20.
The top rated court show for the 1,365th week in a row, Judge Judy (new season high 4.6 live plus same day national Nielsen rating, up 7% from the week before) banged its gavel down on its strongest numbers since last June. In addition, the No. 1 court show program still in original production, Hot Bench (new season high 1.4, up 8%), boasted its best week since last May.
In access time periods, home of the stars magazine Entertainment Tonight (new season high 2.2, up 16%) was in the spotlight along with usual game show topper Jeopardy (new season high 6.1, up 11%) with its annual Tournament of Champions.
Live with Kelly and Ryan (1.6, steady) was the No. 1 talk show for the 26th week in a row (including eight ties). Dr. Phil (1.4, up 8%) spiked 25% in the key W25-54 demo and secured second place.
The third highest rated chatfest was Kelly Clarkson (0.9, up 13% from last year, steady week to week), followed by Drew Barrymore (0.8, up 60% from last year, steady week to week). Tamron Hall (0.7, up 17% from last year, steady week to week) also made the honor roll.
The strip with the largest percentage increase in firstrun syndication was Extra (0.6, up 20%), which equaled its season high.