Judge Judy beats Oprah, but Maury beats them both


For the first time since September, Judge Judy edged out Oprah for daytime supremacy. Judy bested Oprah by an average of 464,000 viewers, gaining 5% from the prior week to a 4.6 rating and 6,597,000 total viewers. Oprah fell 8% to a 4.5 rating, attracting 6,133,000 viewers.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2.9 rating, a season high) was up 12% from the week before in rating and bettered Criminal Minds (2.9 rating, down 6%) by an average 120,000 viewers.

Maury is ranked 35th overall, but with young women 18-34, he’s ranked #9, which is #1 among talk shows. In daytime, Maury’s 1.4 rating with women 18-34 bettered Oprah’s 1.3 and Judge Judy’s 1.1.

Rank Program Dist Day HH Rating Viewers (000)
1 WHEEL OF FORTUNE CTD MTWTF.. 7.4 11,869
2 ESPN NFL REGULAR SEASON ESP M…… 7.3 11,727
3 JEOPARDY CTD MTWTF.. 6.2 9,514
4 TWO-HALF MEN-SYN (AT) WB MTWTF.. 6.2 9,946
5 JUDGE JUDY (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 4.6 6,597
6 OPRAH WINFREY SHOW CTD MTWTF.. 4.5 6,133
7 2010 NFL REG SEASON GAMES NFL …T… 4.1 6,841
8 Family Guy-MF-SYN (AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 4.1 6,456
9 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 4.0 6,025
10 TWO-HALF MEN WKND B (AT) WB ……S 3.4 5,187
11 2010 NFL REG SEA POSTGUN NFL …T… 3.2 5,129
12 TWO-HALF MEN WKND A (AT) WB ……S 3.1 4,824
13 INSIDE EDITION (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 3.0 4,314
14 Criminal Minds-SYN (AT) CTD ……S 2.9 4,403
15 LAW & ORDER:CI-WKL (AT) NBU ……S 2.9 4,523
16 EVRY LVS RAYMOND-SYN(AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.8 4,116
17 SEINFELD (AT) SPT MTWTF.. 2.8 4,132
18 MY WIFE AND KIDS (AT) DAD MTWTF.. 2.8 4,249
19 DR. PHIL SHOW (AT) CTD MTWTF.. 2.7 3,535
20 HOW I MET-MTHR-MF-SYN(AT) 2/T MTWTF.. 2.6 3,937
21 LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLY DAD MTWTF.. 2.6 3,393
22 SEINFELD-WKND (AT) SPT ……S 2.6 3,932
23 OFFICE-SYN (AT) NBU MTWTF.. 2.4 3,572
24 DR. OZ SHOW (AT) SPT MTWTF.. 2.4 3,324
25 ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW WB MTWTF.. 2.4 3,256

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