Tuesday, June 25, 2024

“Jeopardy!” Host Competition Sharpens as Quizzer Rises Slightly in Ratings, Regains Lead Among Syndicated Shows


The “Jeopardy!” host competition continues.

Last week, ratings rose slightly, just 2%, to 5 million viewers. It’s not a lot for Mayim Bialik, but it did put the show back on top of all syndicated programs. It’s summer, you know, and people are not glued to TV sets. Ken Jennings hovers in the background as a possible permanent host.

Among all syndicated shows, “Judy Judy” continues to draw 4.4 million viewers. This is despite the shows being all reruns from the last 10 years. Nothing is new. Judy Judy’s new shows are on amazon prime. But her fans either have Alzheimer’s and don’t mind seeing the same cases over and over, or simply don’t care. This is how Judy Judy lives in mansions.

Among talk shows, the big news is “Kelly Clarkson” rising by 14% to third place behind Dr. Phil, and Live with Kelly and Ryan. Kelly is up to 800,000 viewers average per week. Not bad considering everyone else is down by half a million fans. The talk show world waits now for Jennifer Hudson’s show to debut. I think it will be a huge hit. So hold on!

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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