'Katie' Ranks No. 1 for the 9th Week in a Row Opposite All New Syndie Talkers

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November 20th, 2012

via press release:

 “Katie” Ranks No. 1 for the 9th Week in a Row Opposite All New Syndie Talkers,

Continuing to Qualify as TV’s Strongest Freshman Syndicated Talk Show Since 2009


Building its Overall Total Viewer Count Week to Week, “Katie” Equals its

Best Week Ever in Women 18-34 and 2nd-Highest-Ever Week in Women 18-49


Freshman “Katie” Stands Among All Top-Tier Syndicated Talk Shows This Season


“Katie” National Ratings – Week 9

Based on National ratings for the week of November 5, 2012, “Katie” finished No. 1 against all freshmen syndicated talk shows for the 9th week in a row with Households (1.8 rating), Total Viewers (2.355 million) and Women 25-54 (1.0 rating).  “Katie” once again led the week by double to triple-digit advantages over “Steve Harvey” (1.3 HH rating, 1.869 million viewers and 0.9 W25-54 rating), “Ricki Lake” (0.7 HH rating, 924,000 viewers and 0.5 W25-54 rating), “Jeff Probst” (0.7 HH rating, 902,000 viewers and 0.4 W25-54 rating) and “Trisha” (0.5 HH rating, 706,000 viewers and 0.4 W25-54 rating). Overall, “Katie” stands as television’s strongest freshman syndicated talk show since 2009 among Households, Total Viewers and Women 25-54 – going back to the debut season of “Dr. Oz.”


  • “Katie” grew its overall Total Viewer count week to week (2.355 million vs. 2.351 million), while equaling its best week ever among Women 18-34 (0.5 rating) and matching its 2nd-highest-ever week among Women 18-49 (0.7 rating).


  • Out of 17 total talk shows in the syndicated market this season, freshman “Katie” places among the top-tier across all key measures, including Households (No. 6), Total Viewers (No. 6) and Women 25-54 (No. 6).


“Katie” is executive-produced by Katie Couric and Jeff Zucker and is distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. Co-executive producers are Kathy Samuels and Michael Bass and the program is directed by Joseph Terry.


Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live + Same Day Program Ratings, week of 11/05/12.  Season-to-date ranks based on Nielsen’s Most Current data stream for 9/10-11/11/12

  • Dontryl Alexander

    BORING & BS! Her show show won’t last a season, PERIOD!

  • Mike

    Way to go Katie. Good consistent ratings. Not great but decent and respectable.

    Since some online fans at one board in particular like to build the show up, I especially loved this:

    ““Katie” once again led the week by double to triple-digit advantages over “Steve Harvey” “




  • His Majesty O’Keefe

    Do you know the difference between Vanna White and Katie Couric? Vanna White actually has a degree in journalism! But Katie was runner up Miss Teen America

  • jgdp

    Hack, gag…rrrrralph!!!!!

  • Kate

    If they bought me dinner and picked me up in a limo and took me to the show and brought me home again, I still would not go to see that ignorant shrew. I cannot stand her chipmunk smile.

  • Nan

    How did this show ever get over 2 million viewers. This show is so boring and lame and as I said before I believe that Katie is too old for the little perky teenage image which she is pushing.

  • Danbury

    Who is Couric?

  • Alan Beasley

    bet she wished she’d never attacked Sarah Palin – and walked away from $8mil/per year? DUH!

  • Jane Duffield

    How’s that stack up to the soap opera audience? I won’t watch her, The Chew or the other one that was cancelled. I have never liked her and now much less with the way she degraded Sarah Palin. Katie can’t carry her water. I watched All My Children since 1970 – irreplaceable. I DVR’d it or watched on SoapNet to avoid news break-ins and now understand my viewing didn’t count in the ratings.

  • Larrybudwiser

    No one’s ever gone broke betting on the stupidity of the American (TV Viewer) people.

  • Chili Boots

    Couric found her niche. So what.

  • Stormy

    At this time last year, One Life to Live was getting half-a-millon more viewers, but ABC cancelled it anyway because they could make more money with talking airheads than by having to come up with thought-out cast scripts. Maybe that explains the recent elections…

  • Mac Wheeler

    There’s allot of Dental offices out there tuned to this.

  • George Brown

    Is Kouric the illegitimate daughter of Barbarian Streisand? Two lefty darlings of ABC!

  • Eris

    Vile Woman ,No thanks

  • Jeff In Ohio

    The 2 million viewers must be the OblowBlow’s dead voters list. She couldn’t draw a crowed of viewers like that if she had Stevie wonder @ the Boss, (forget that idiot’s name) on her show everyday….

  • cccc

    PU! Katie sucks.Please be gone from my TV forever.

  • Charles

    What did they do – add ALL the viewers of each night, including repeats to get the number???

    That’s the only way it could be so many.

  • Iluvnah2o

    Ugh!!! Please make her go away. Steve Harvey is great!

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