'LIVE! with Kelly and Michael' Opens Big with Huge Time Period Ratings Gains

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September 5th, 2012

via press release:

September 5, 2012

Ratings Report, September 4, 2012

(Live + Same Day U.S. Metered Market Ratings)


Generating Impressive Results During its Inaugural Broadcast on Tuesday,

“LIVE! with Kelly and Michael” Jumps 44% Over its Year-Ago Time-Period Average


“LIVE! with Kelly and Michael”  Finishes No. 1 in 14 of the Top 15 U.S. Markets


Dominating in New York, “LIVE! with Kelly and Michael” Soars 140% Ahead of

Last Year’s Average and More than Doubles its Nearest Time-Period  Competition


“LIVE! with Kelly and Michael”

On Tuesday, September 4, 2012, as Kelly Ripa announced Michael Strahan as her new co-host during the inaugural broadcast of the newly-rechristened syndicated talk show, “LIVE! with Kelly and Michael” scored an impressive 3.9 Household rating, 13 share in the U.S. Metered Markets, shooting up 44% over the year ago September 2011 time-period average (2.7/9). In addition, the show posted huge year-over-year time-slot gains across all key Women demographics:  W18-34 (+83%), W18-49 (+70%) and W25-54 (+64%).


  • “LIVE! with Kelly and Michael” ranked No. 1 in 14 of the Top 15 U.S. markets.


  • Among U.S. Metered Market Households, “LIVE! with Kelly and Michael” scored the program’s top-rated telecast since November 2011 (since 11/21/11), equaling its 2nd-highest rating since Regis departed the show.  Additionally, it was the show’s highest rating in 9 years on the first Tuesday after Labor Day – best since 2003.


  • In New York, “LIVE! with Kelly and Michael” soared to a winning 6.0/18, jumping 140% from its year-ago September 2011 average and more than doubling its nearest competitor in the time period (+150% over NBC’s “Today Show” = 2.4/7). 


Emmy Award-winning talk show “LIVE! with Kelly and Michael” is distributed in national syndication by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. Produced by WABC-TV in New York and executive produced by Michael Gelman, “LIVE” airs in more than 200 markets across the U.S. Visit “LIVE” on the web at www.livewithkelly.tv, on Facebook, or follow “LIVE” on Twitter, @LiveKelly.


Photos from “LIVE! with Kelly and Michael” are available at http://www.dadtmedianet.com


Source: The Nielsen Company, Weighted, U.S. Metered Market Live + Same Day Ratings (09/04/12).  Data not available for New Orleans.


  • Max

    It won’t last.

  • iMember

    Haters gonna hate.

  • John

    They are perfect together and I believe will last a long time.

  • Jared

    Michael Strahan is great with Kelly..im happy ABC decided to add some color to Live.

  • DTV

    I have followed Micheal’s football career and was shocked when he got the job with Live with Kelly. I recorded Live yesterday because I was curious. As a a first time viewer who never had any interest in the show I must admit they are a perfect match. Micheal is not Regis nor will he ever be. However he has chemistry with Kelly and that is what makes any show work. Sadly there will be haters. However I applaud Micheal and only wish him the best.

  • Ralph Hahn

    It’s DAYTIME TV! How good CAN it be?

  • USAmerica1st

    impressive start!

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  • stacey

    Dear Kelly and Michael, the two of you are a PERFECT TEAM! PERFECT! KELLY, you did GOOD, you’re a wise woman! There is nothing better than watching two Beautiful people in the morning who have great chemistry and make you laugh and smile…Thank you, Stacey Pawlaczyk ;)

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