Leading its Nearest Competition by Wide Margins, 'Katie' is TV’s Number 1 New Syndicated Talk Show for the 15th Week in a Row

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January 4th, 2013

via press release:

Leading its Nearest Competition by Wide Margins, “Katie” is

TV’s No. 1 New Syndicated Talk Show for the 15th Week in a Row


“Katie” is Up for the 3rd Straight Week in Total Viewers and Stands as the

Only New Syndicated Talk Show to Build Week to Week in Key Women Demos


“Katie” Generates its Biggest Audience in 5 Weeks and

Equals its Highest-Rated Week Ever Among Women 18-34



“Katie” National Ratings – Week 15

Based on National ratings for the week of December 17, 2012, “Katie” once again earned first place among all new syndicated talk shows, leading runner-up “Steve Harvey” by substantial margins in Households (+29% - 1.8 rating vs. 1.4 rating), Total Viewers (+25% - 2.395 million vs. 1.919 million) and Women 25-54 (+25% - 1.0 rating vs. 0.8 rating).


  • “Katie” finished as the No. 1 freshman talker for the 15th week in a row in Homes and Total Viewers. Overall, “Katie” is TV’s biggest new syndicated talk show since 2009 – since “Dr. Oz” launched.


  • Growing its overall audience for the 3rd week running (2.395 million vs. 2.388 million), “Katie” pulled in its largest Total Viewer count in 5 weeks to deliver its 2nd-most-watched week since October – since w/o 11/12/12 and 10/22/12, respectively. Additionally, the program scored double-digit week-to-week gains across all key Women demos (W18-34 +67%, W18-49 +17% and W25-54 +11%), equaling its highest-ever rating with Women 18-34. In fact “Katie” was the only freshman talker to build week over week in any of the three key Women measures.


  • Of the 18 total talkers currently in the syndicated market, freshman “Katie” ranks among the top-tier across all key measures:  Households (No. 6 – 1.9 rating), Total Viewers (No. 6 – 2.460 million) and Women 25-54 (No. 6 – 1.0 rating).


“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 12/17/12.  Season to date rankings based on National Most Current Program Ratings.


  • Cass rowlwland

    good job katie

  • Dontryl Alexander

    Couric show will sink and she’ll lose!

  • Sean

    Not even CLOSE to GH!!!! Looks like ABC is stuck with the best show ever…..lol

  • Ginger Eliz

    While not a smashing success, Katie’s ratings are good. She’ll certainly get a 2nd season. She’s not the failure that the soap fans wished her to be.

  • LaLa


    her show is a failure just like us soap fans expected it to be she will not be on the air for 44 years like OLTL
    I promise you that.

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