via press release:
JUDGE JUDY SHEINDLIN, HOST OF DAYTIME’S #1 RATED SHOW ‘JUDGE JUDY,’ SIGNS MULTIYEAR DEAL THROUGH 2015
LOS ANGELES (May 2, 2011) – Judge Judy Sheindlin has signed a new multiyear deal with CBS Television Distribution to continue presiding over her top-rated show, JUDGE JUDY, through 2015, it was announced today by John Nogawski, President of CTD.
“Judy is in a class by herself,” Nogawski said. “For 15 years, she’s delivered one of the highest-rated shows in all of syndication. She’s at the top of her game, and we’re excited to be in business with daytime’s #1 star.”
“I am thrilled with the opportunity to continue this exciting second career,” Judge Judy Sheindlin said. “The confidence and support CBS has shown in our program has been steadfast and very much appreciated.”
JUDGE JUDY, now in its 15th season, averages 10 million viewers, more than any other show in daytime television. For the 2009-2010 season, JUDGE JUDY finished as the #1 rated show in daytime, beating “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” the first time any daytime program had surpassed “Oprah” in a decade when JUDGE JUDY held that distinction as well. Additionally, JUDGE JUDY has been the top-rated half-hour syndicated court show since its debut nearly 15 years ago on Sept. 16, 1996.
JUDGE JUDY is distributed by CBS Television Distribution. Randy Douthit is executive producer and director. Timothy Regler is executive producer. CTD is a unit of CBS Corp.