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‘Judge Judy’ Wins November Sweeps by Widest Margin Ever

Judge Judy” once again won the November sweeps period, this time by the show’s widest margin ever in the household ratings.

For the period Oct. 25-Nov. 21, “Judge Judy” clocked a 7.4 rating household rating and 10.6 million viewers, according to Nielsen data. This marks the fourth straight November win for the syndicated courtroom show and its tenth win in the past 11 major sweeps.

“Judge Judy’s” closest competition was “Family Feud,” which averaged a 6.3 rating this November. Fellow game shows “Jeopardy” (6.2 rating) and “Wheel of Fortune” (6.1 rating) rounded out the top four.

“Dr. Phil” was once again the top syndicated talk show with a 3.0, beating out “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (2.3) and “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (2.2). “Dr. Phil” has now been the highest-rated syndicated talk show for 21 consecutive major sweeps.

See the top 25 syndicated shows for this November’s sweeps below, ranked by household rating.

Program Distributor Household Rating Total Viewers (in millions)
JUDGE JUDY (AT) CBS TV DISTRIBUTION 7.4 10,599
FAMILY FEUD (AT) 20TH TELEVISION 6.3 9,734
JEOPARDY (AT) CBS TV DISTRIBUTION 6.2 9,737
WHEEL OF FORTUNE CBS TV DISTRIBUTION 6.1 9,971
WEEKEND ADVENTURE DADT/LITTON 4.8 6,968
BIG BANG-SYN (AT) WARNER BROS. TV 4.7 7,212
DATELINE WKLY (AT) NBC UNIVERSAL 3.5 4,748
FAMILY FEUD-WK (AT) 20TH TELEVISION 3.1 4,665
INSIDE EDITION (AT) CBS TV DISTRIBUTION 3.1 4,505
DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CBS TV DISTRIBUTION 3.0 4,090
ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT(AT) CBS TV DISTRIBUTION 3.0 4,363
HOT BENCH (AT) CBS TV DISTRIBUTION 2.4 3,284
BIG BANG WKND (AT) WARNER BROS. TV 2.4 3,658
ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW WARNER BROS. TV 2.3 3,180
LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN DISNEY ABC DOMEST TV 2.2 2,987
LAST MAN STNDG-MF-SYN(AT) 20TH TELEVISION 2.1 3,204
MODERN FAMILY-WK-SYN (AT) 20TH TELEVISION 2.1 3,144
MODERN FAMILY-MF-SYN (AT) 20TH TELEVISION 2.0 3,004
WHEEL OF FORTUNE WKND CBS TV DISTRIBUTION 2.0 3,084
ACCESS LV-WKD NBC UNIVERSAL 2.0 2,605
RELATIONSHIP COURT MGM DOMESTIC TV DIST 1.7 2,442
MILLIONAIRE (AT) DISNEY ABC DOMEST TV 1.6 2,205
GOLDBERGS (AT) SONY PICTURES TV 1.6 2,323
PEOPLE’S COURT (AT) WARNER BROS. TV 1.5 2,038
BOBS BURGERS-SYN (AT) 20TH TELEVISION 1.4 2,116

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