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‘Judge Judy’ Edges James Holzhauer-Fueled ‘Jeopardy’ in May Sweeps Ratings

Holzhauer’s 32-game winning run ended this week

James Holzhauer 32-game “Jeopardy” winning streak were not enough to topple “Judge Judy” in the May sweeps, as the court show won for the 10th year in a row.

“Judge Judy” posted a 7.1 rating according to Nielsen’s live-plus-same-day metric, which narrowly topped “Jeopardy,” which spiked 19% from last year to a 7.0 rating. “Judy’s” rating was in line with last year.

The sweep average for “Judge Judy” was greater than the numbers for the four other nationally rated court shows combined and registered well above the “Jeopardy!” sweep episodes in which Holzhauer did not appear.

Holzhauer cemented himself in the “Jeopardy!” record books with winnings totaling $2,462,216 over 32 games, setting several single-game winnings records along the way. Prior to his loss to Emma Boettcher in Monday night’s Final Jeopardy round, Holzhauer was just $58,485 shy of Jennings’ record total of $2,520,700 over 74 games in 2004.

Monday’s shocking loss for Holzhauer drew a 10.1 rating overall and 2.2 among adults under 50, which was the highest-rated episode in the last 14 years. n the demo, “Jeopardy!” beat Monday night’s highest-rated broadcast show, ABC’s “The Bachelorette,” by more than double.

“Dr. Phil” was the top-rated talk show with a 2.8 rating, though it dropped 13% from last year. “Entertainment Tonight” and “Inside Edition” tied with a 2.8 rating to split among entertainment newsmagizines.

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