'LIVE! with Kelly and Michael' Claims the Season’s Biggest Premiere Week

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September 17th, 2012

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“LIVE! with Kelly and Michael” Claims the Season’s Biggest Premiere Week, Topping

The Opening Week of “Ellen” by 18% in Households and by 6% in Women 25-54


During the 2nd Week of its Season Against Premieres for the Other Talkers,

“LIVE! with Kelly and Michael” Finishes No. 1 Among Households


Building its Numbers Year to Year for the 2nd Week in a Row,

“LIVE!” Tallies its Highest-Rated Week 2 of a Season Since 2007


“LIVE! with Kelly and Michael” Ranks No. 1 in its Time Period in 8 of the

Top 10 U.S. Markets, Winning in New York on Each Telecast During the Week



“LIVE! with Kelly and Michael” (w/o 9/10/12)

During its second week up against season premieres of nearly every other syndicated talker, newly-rechristened “LIVE! with Kelly and Michael” finished as the No. 1 talk show overall in Households (leading the premiere week of “Ellen” by 2 shares and tied in rating – 2.8/10 vs. 2.8/8). Its top-ranked position becomes even more impressive considering “LIVE! with Kelly and Michael” airs earlier in the day with lower overall HUT levels.


  • Comparing premiere week numbers,LIVE! with Kelly and Michael” (w/o 9/3/12) scored the season’s biggest premiere week for any syndicated talker, opening higher than “Ellen” (w/o 9/10/12) by 18% in Households (3.3/11 vs. 2.8/8) and by 6% in Women 25-54 (1.9/13 vs. 1.8/11).


  • Building year to year in Homes (+4%) for the 2nd week in a row, “LIVE! marked its highest-rated second week of the season since 2007.


  • LIVE! with Kelly and Michael” ranked No. 1 in its time period in 8 of the Top 10 U.S. Markets among Homes, including New York and Los Angeles.


  • Dominating in the No. 1 U.S. market for the 2nd week in a row, “LIVE! with Kelly and Michael” finished No. 1 at 9:00 a.m. in New York on all 4 telecasts for the week among Homes (Tuesday was pre-empted for 9/11 coverage).


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 LIVEKellyandMichael.com, on Facebook, or follow “LIVE” on Twitter, @KellyandMichael.


  • David

    The audience for this show is probably close to the same for DWTS and for whatever reason, they love football players. Michael has it even better because he is more personable that most so I expect this to turn out well for them.

  • grace

    Is it beating the View? How are the ratings for the View- up or down from last season?

  • Anthony

    The Spin Doctors are hard at work I see.

  • Sue

    I just do not see the chemistry. He seems so stiff and I feel that Kelly is trying real hard to tie it together. It just is not natural.

  • Janet bowers

    In their talk about breast cancer affecting big burly men being affected because of family members, it is very important to note that MEN also get breast cancer. I worked for a judge who had a double mastectomy, a big burly man.

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