‘Judge Judy’ Wins 2016-17 Syndicated Season, Its Fourth in a Row

Courtroom series is highest-rated show in both first-run and off-net syndication — again

Judge Judy

The verdict is in: “Judge Judy” has been found guilty of battering all other syndicated series. Yes, again.

The courtroom show just finished its fourth year in a row at No. 1, closing the books on the 2016-17 season as the highest-rated (a 6.8, on average) show in both first-run and off-net syndication.

Counting all syndicated programming, falling in line behind “Judge Judy” were “Family Feud,” “Wheel of Fortune,” “Big Bang Theory,” “Dr. Phil,” Entertainment Tonight,” “Inside Edition,” Modern Family” and “Two and a Half Men,” in that order.

Isolating just talk shows — so, not strips like “Judy” — “Dr. Phil” (3.2) dominated “Live With Kelly and Ryan” (2.3) and “Ellen” (2.1), which were Nos. 2 and 3, respectively.

Last week, “Judge Judy” had its best rating since May, also a 6.8.