'LIVE! with Kelly and Michael' Opens its Season as TV’s Number 1 Syndicated Talk Show

via press release:

“LIVE! with Kelly and Michael” Opens its Season as TV’s No. 1 Syndicated Talk Show


Building Year to Year, “LIVE! with Kelly and Michael”

Scores the Show’s Strongest Season Premiere Week in 5 Years


In its Inaugural Broadcast, “LIVE! with Kelly and Michael”

Marks the Program’s Highest-Rated Telecast in Nearly 10 Months


“LIVE! with Kelly and Michael” National Ratings

During its premiere week in the National ratings (w/o 09/03/12), the newly-rechristened “LIVE! with Kelly and Michael” finished as TV’s No. 1 syndicated talk show in Households (2.8 rating), Total Viewers (3.6 million) and Women 25-54 (1.5 rating).


  • Building over its year-ago premiere week in Households (+8% – 2.8 rating vs. 2.6 rating), Total Viewers (+6% – 3.6 million vs. 3.4 million), Women 25-54 (+7% – 1.5 rating vs. 1.4 rating) and Women 18-49 (+10% – 1.1 rating vs. 1.0 rating), “LIVE! with Kelly and Michael” generated the show’s strongest season opening week since 2007.


  • In its inaugural broadcast on Tuesday (9/4/12), “LIVE! with Kelly and Michael” posted the show’s top-rated telecast in nearly 10 months among Households – since 11/21/11.



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.

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