'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

  • Cass rowlwland

    you are all immature soap fans it’s obvious that people watch it bunch of stupid soap opera turds

  • Cass rowlwland

    and Katie ranks number 6 out of the17 talk shows did you read the article

  • Chrisann D

    Cass, You ever heard of punctuation marks? How about capitol letters?

  • Chrisann D

    * Capital

  • 4real4463

    I don’t believe it Judge Judy has the highest rating Katie not even close she been on abc since September and just now posting this please.

  • Chrisann D

    Ann Delaware, Lets see…the older voters did soooo well with George W. How did that work for you?

  • Mike

    I will never get over the childish behavior of some folks.

    What happened folks? Did you try to watch Katie and she used some big word like THINK or BRAIN and you went Duh what’s that? Obviously some of you haven’t done either in a number of years — if ever.

    With all the stupidness of soaps these days, daytime needs something intelligent.

  • lizzie marie

    Katie , wow this show could be the cure for insomnia., to bad it’s on during the day.

  • lizzie marie

    A brain to sit through katie ,no earplugs yes,

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