'Katie' is TV’s No. 1 Freshman Syndicated Talk Show for 17 Straight Weeks

via press release:

“Katie” is TV’s No. 1 Freshman Syndicated Talk Show for 17 Straight Weeks


Building Week Over Week by 6% in Households, “Katie” Marks its

Highest Rated Week Since the Middle of the 2012 November Sweep


Of 18 Syndicated Talk Shows on the Market, “Katie” Stands Among the Top-Tier



“Katie” National Ratings – Week 17

Based on National ratings for the week of December 31, 2012, “Katie” led the freshman pack of syndicated talk shows, outdelivering runner-up “Steve Harvey” by double-digit margins in Households (+36% – 1.9 rating vs. 1.4 rating), Total Viewers (+26% – 2.498 million vs. 1.987 million) and Women 25-54 (+13% – 0.9 rating vs. 0.8 rating).


  • “Katie” qualified as the No. 1 new talker for the 17th week in a row among Homes and Total Viewers.  On average, “Katie” ranks as TV’s top freshman syndicated talk show in 3 years – since “Dr. Oz” in 2009.


  • Building week to week by 6% in Households (1.9 rating vs. 1.8 rating), “Katie” marked its highest rating since the middle of the November Sweep – since w/o 11/12/12.


  • Ranked among all 18 syndicated talk shows this season, newcomer “Katie” places among the top-tier across all key measures:  Households (No. 6 – 1.9 rating), Total Viewers (No. 6 – 2.473 million) and Women 25-54 (No. 6 – 1.0 rating).


“Katie” is executive-produced by Katie Couric and Michael Morrison 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.

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