Each Judge Mathis episode runs for one hour and typically consists of 4 cases. The show is broadcast five days a week in every U.S. state, as well as Canada through Omni Television. The show has been on the air since 1999 and has taped well over 2000 episodes.
By 2014-15, the court show made it to its 16th season, making Mathis the longest serving African Americancourt show arbitrator, beating out Judge Joe Brown whose program lasted 15 seasons. Moreover, Mathis holds a record of second longest serving court show arbitrator ever, just behind Judith Sheindlin of the court show Judge Judy. Judge Mathis is among few courtroom programs able to boast a long, successful run as most court shows suffer the fate of early cancellations. It is the fourth longest running courtroom series behind Divorce Court,
The People’s Court, and Judge Judy, respectively. Though both Divorce Court and The People’s Court have suffered cancellation(s) and shifting arbitrators whereas Judge Mathis has not. Consequently, of the court shows with only one production life, Judge Mathis is the second longest running, second only to Judge Judy.
Judge Mathis entered its 17th season on Monday, September 7, 2015. From Wikipedia…
Duplicate signals – some duplicate signals are counted in the Judge Mathis metrics for TV stations distributing the show in the same market on an affiliated station strictly to extend the over the air reach.
Airing: One count of one unique show airing on a TV station or network. Can be counted multiple times for repeats and also airing on related subchannels. Airings can be counted for program genre as well as unique show names.