The popular courtroom drama "Judge Judy" regularly tops syndication ratings, pulling in an average of 9 million viewers a day. But the charismatic judge didn’t achieve stardom until she was 52 years old.
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“Judge Judy” started a new season in the same place as it ended the old season: ranking first among syndicated strips. The show opened its 21st season with a 7.0 household rating, good enough for a seventh straight week at the top o...