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

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September 18th, 2012

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“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.

  • Angela Tucker

    Hi Kelly, to start off, I have been a fan of yours since the first time you appeared on AMC. I still miss that show, but the reason i am contacting you is my son Mycal pronounced Michsel Angelo just became a father again on October 15th. Well the unusual thing about this is that the baby was due on 10/22/12 and I told her from day one the baby was coming on 10/15/12 the same day of their their youngest daughter who was due on 10/23/11 and I told them that she was coming on 10/15/11 which is also their wedding anniversary. So here’s how it goes, my son and his wife were married on 10/15/10 and their daughter Destiny was born on 10/15/11, and their son, Mycal Angelo JR was born on 10/15/12 and my daughter-in-law wants to know if the whole family is PHSYCIC and i do hope I spelled that right

  • Connie

    I stopped watching, you really picked the wrong cohost. But good luck anyway

  • Bonnita McLaury

    I love you guys!! I was hit head on by a drunk driver (Cadillac Escalade) on July 16th of this year. I was on the job in my mail truck at 11:45 in the morning. They had to cut me out of the vehicle. With multiple injuries, I am still not walking yet. So, watching your show just keeps me laughing (because I have a lot of depression). Best move ever to have Michael on the show. I watched Kelly on General Hospital years ago. Keep up the good work. Best match ever with Kelly and Michael!!!

  • Paul W Hevland

    On Your show this morning You were sampling peanut butter and pickle sandwichs’. You want to make them with Kosher DILL pickles not bread and butter , or sweet. My family’s been eating them for over 50 years.

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