“Judge Judy” has a new accessory to wear with her black robes; It’s a pretty new crown because she is the new queen of the ratings.
Her show beat “Oprah” last season to rank as the number-one series in daytime.
Judy Sheindlin’s courtroom show averaged 6.3 million daily viewers. That compares with 5.7 million for Oprah Winfrey’s talk show. “Judge Judy” became the first show to knock “Oprah” out of the top spot in a decade. It was “Judge Judy” who did it the last time, too.
Winfrey’s ratings took a hit this past seasons because she aired more reruns than usual. The final season of “Oprah” has just started. The contract for “Judge Judy” runs through 2013.