Judy Sheindlin, best known as the star of
The woman best known as Judge Judy is departing from CBS after an impressive 25-year run — during much of which her courtroom show was the top first-run show in all of syndicated TV.

The daytime TV star, whose real name is Judy Sheindlin, told the Wall Street Journal in an interview published Wednesday that it was affected by the way another one of her shows was handled. Hot Bench, which she created, premiered in 2014 and features a panel of judges: Tanya Acker, Patricia Dimango and Michael Corriero. And all three rule on the cases before them.

The WSJ reports that when CBS introduced the syndicated Drew Barrymore Show in September, “some CBS stations in major markets made room for it by moving the court show Hot Bench to their secondary channels.” Understandably, this did not sit well with Sheindlin, especially because it’s reportedly besting Barrymore in the ratings: an average of 2.3 million viewers to 719,000 this season.

 

continue…