Queens of Daytime
You might not know it from all the attention paid her competitors, but Judge Judy rules daytime TV. Her feisty courtroom show has drawn an average of 6.6 million viewers a day this season, putting her neck-in-neck with talk-show queen Oprah Winfrey (whose numbers got an unnatural bump from Sarah Palin’s blockbuster visit last fall). Judge Judy has bested The Oprah Winfrey Show for 11 of the last 14 weeks, and has been the top-rated courtroom show 700 weeks in a row. Take that, Wapner!