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

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September 18th, 2012

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.

 
  • Karen L.

    Will Kelly ever let Michael talk? It had gotten to the point where every story being told, Kelly would take over, or talk over the “Guest Host” got to the point where several of the Guest hosts just shut up because she turns every conversation into something about her, her family etc….. Gave up on the ” Kelly Show”.

  • jenna

    who is this michael guy? i know hes a foot ball player but i dont have a clue who he is or what team?

  • Ralph Hahn

    Notice the logo at the top of the page. “Live” used to be prominent, but no longer.

    Is Kelly going to dump Regis on those TD Bank ads?

  • Mary

    The Question about what Gov. Romney wears to bed was offensive. Who cares? It would be equally offensive to ask Pres. Obama. Grow up .

  • CHRISTIAN

    @Mary you’re stupid.

  • Joyce

    Kelly, very disappointed in your push for flu vaccination, Michael knows what he’s talking about. They are 60 % effective & cause neurological damage in thousands of people.

  • Lomia

    Hi All,
    I really enjoy your show. The professional chemistry between you too,is Great! I make sure I take my morning break when your on.

  • JOYCE

    KELLY, SOMETIMES YOUR SHOW IS BOREING,I USE TO REALLY LIKE IT WHEN REGIS WAS WITH YOU,IT SEEMS ITS JUST FOR THE YOUGER GENERATION,WHAT ABOUT US FOLKS IN OUR SIXTYS, I STILL WANT IT TO BE A FAMILY SHOW,NO NASTY STUFF,WE GET ENOUGH OF THAT IN THE WORLD, DONT GET LIKE THE VIEW OR ILL QUIT WATCHING FOR SURE,I STLL LOVE YOU THO, I’d LIKE FOR YOU TO TELL US ABOUT YOUR KIDS MORE,THANK YOU!

  • Lisa

    I am a huge fan of your show Kelly but no more!! Michael has to be the worst host for you. He may be a very nice man but he should stick to football!! He has ruined your awesome show. I find it very hard to watch your show now. You went from #1 to bottom of the talk shows. I still think that you are amazingly funny and witty but Please find a better host!!!!

  • Sharon

    Really miss Regis he’s a great story teller.

  • Monica

    Stopped watching because I REALLY got tired of hearing about “the one that shall not be named”!!(Her son, Michael) Kelly has a very bad habit of monopolizing the conversation, and she is constantly interrupting!

  • don

    in the weeks following Regis, there were many co-hosts; Michael was the first (and only? ) man to hold / help Kelly into her chair, before he sat down…I don’t watch that much anymore…but I was impressed !!!

  • Iris

    Kelly talks about her son’s teachers being so attentive, supportive,and so willing to help with school work. I think she’s forgotten to mention that he goes to a very exclusive, private school, probably the best around. Why shouldn’t the school be supportive! I think she’d find if he went to a public school, he would be one of very many kids, and the staff would not have the time be able to give such personal care.

  • ronald burke

    great show monday the first, micheal sets off kelly like a a good qb sets of a fottball team, a sewrer sets of a dress designer, .watching them chat about older people and marriage rememinded me of how lucky i am to have shred the lst 48 years with, j
    my amy= beloved in italy, the love of my life….liam liesaon was awesome, …john wayane was my favorite, now clint eastwood, with or with out a empty char and liam, as well, ty for cherring up my day, great show

  • karen

    I think michael is a awesome co-host.They have a rappert that many of the co-hosts didn’t.He is knowdlegable and funny.He is just over welmed right now.I think they are doing a great job and look forward to the show every day.Sometimes I don’t care for the guests they have lined up but that is minor.Great job Kelly and Michael.You have to keep in mind that Regis was doing that job for a long time and Michael is just starting out.Have a heart.Life is short.

  • Vicki

    I watched live with Regis and Kelly for years! But after Regis left it was all about Kelly, she talks about herself way to much. Not a good asset when you have a co host that is next to you. I stopped watching and enjoy watching the new show with Jeff Probst, its informative and relatable for real people. Sorry Kelly but your just to into yourself, and show is very boring now.

  • Theresa

    Michael and Kelly,
    You are doing a Wonderful job! Keep it up!

  • Phyllis

    Please let Michael give the show’s greeting and date. Kelly, relax and let him do his part. He’s the reason that I started watching again. AND don’t let Gelman laugh into the microphone–too phoney.
    At least I’m back watching!

  • Wesly topat

    Lisa, stop hating on Micheal he’s doing a great job, don’t hate the black man, PEACE people.

  • Maria

    I love the new show especially with very handsome Micheal I am a new fan, I record the show on my DVD everyday looking forward to watch it. The show makes me happy .

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