*For the first time in a decade, “The Oprah Winfrey Show” finished in second place for daytime programming.
According to Nielsen, courtroom show “Judge Judy” averaged 6.3 million daily viewers last season, compared with 5.7 million for Winfrey’s talk show.
Judy Sheindlin’s syndicated series is now the first to knock “Oprah” out of the top spot since the year 2000, which also saw “Judge Judy” come in first place.
Winfrey relied on more reruns than usual last season, which affected her ratings, according to the AP.
Sheindlin is in her 15th year with the legal show. Winfrey, who’s in the 25th and final season of her syndicated show, will launch a new cable network in January.
“Judge Judy” has been renewed through 2013