What Was The Reason For Judge Jerry’s Cancellation?

Judge Jerry's Cancellation

After NBC decided not to renew the iconic court-themed talk show, Judge Jerry’s run will end in September. The popular Jerry Springer Show, which aired for 28 seasons, will be renewed until the middle of this year and will end with the conclusion of its third season.

Jerry Springer became a household name due to his politically-charged banter and tasteless case selections on daytime television, which focused on bringing out the most prominent and ugliest sensations across America. Judge Jerry began in 2019 as a continuation of the same chatfest from the 1990s.

Why Was Judge Jerry’s Show Canceled?

Jerry Springer’s rerun of his first season had one of the best opening sequences of any courtroom chat show. After a strong start, the show’s popularity began to wane as it entered its third season. It currently has a low 0.4 rating, near the bottom of the syndicated ratings.

The cancellation resulted from NBC’s decision not to renew a show with consistently low ratings and viewership. The Jerry Springer Show had low ratings during its 5000-episode run, but it managed to retain its audience, something Judge Jerry has yet to do.

It’s difficult for a show like Jerry Springer’s chatfest to continue as a generation becomes more politically aware and accustomed to good media due to OTT platforms.

Jerry Springer first appeared on television in 1991, after a 15-year career as a lawyer. Before that, he earned his law degree from Northwestern University. After a long rampage, he will finally be taken off the air.

Other NBC shows that have been canceled include The Good Dish and The Ellen DeGeneres Show, among others. NBC appears to be reorganizing, with many old shows being phased out.