'Katie' is the No. 1 Freshman Syndicated Talker for the 21st Consecutive Week

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February 12th, 2013

via press release:

“Katie” is the No. 1 Freshman Syndicated Talker for the 21st Consecutive Week


“Katie” Matches its Highest-Rated Week Ever Among Women 25-54


Of 18 Syndicated Talkers on the Market, “Katie” is Among the Top-Tier

And Qualifies as Television’s Strongest New Talk Show Since 2009



“Katie” National Ratings – Week 21

Based on National ratings for the week of January 28, 2013, “Katie” came in as the No. 1 syndicated freshman talk show for the 21st consecutive week (on every week since its debut), besting runner-up “Steve Harvey” by double-digit margins in Households (+25% - 2.0 rating vs. 1.6 rating) and Total Viewers (+15% - 2.576 million vs. 2.246 million).


  • “Katie” equaled its highest-rated week ever among Women 25-54 (1.1 rating).


  • Of 18 syndicated talk shows currently on the market, freshman “Katie” is among the top-tier across key measures:  Households (No. 6 – 1.9 rating), Total Viewers (No. 6 – 2.528 million) and Women 25-54 (No. 6 – 1.0 rating). Overall, “Katie” is TV’s strongest new syndie talker in 3 years – since “Dr. Oz” in 2009.


“Katie” is executive-produced by Katie Couric and Michael Morrison and is distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. Co-executive producers are Kathy Samuels, Michael Bass, Matt Strauss and Ethan Nelson and the program is directed by Joseph Terry.


Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live + Same Day Program Ratings, week of 01/28/13.  Season to date rankings based on National Most Current Program Ratings 9/10/12-02/03/13.

  • Mike

    Good job and nice consistent ratings.

  • jonboyelk

    Really? #1? How can anyone sit through a full hour of her? Her voice gets on my last nerve just from hearing her promo. And a mature woman named Katie? Sounds like a high school cheerleader. Sorry, I just can’t stomach het. She’s no Oprah.

  • Mike

    And I for one am glad of that. I like Oprah but she isn’t all that. Oprah was no Donahue.

    Everyone doesn’t have to be like someone else. I enjoy Katie for who she is. And I like her show. And obviously many other people do to. None of the new talkers have even gotten close to her.

  • jonboyelk

    Different strokes for different folks.

  • LaLa

    Mike don’t hate on Oprah she was the queen of talk and still is Katie’s is not number one in daytime talk and leave Donahue out of it you was probably not old enough to know anything about him most of all you can’t compare him to Oprah she’s a women compare him to Geraldo Rivera talk show if you even know who he is.

  • Mike

    LaLa…Have you ever heard of liking who you like and allowing others to like who they like. I don’t tell you who to like and who not to like. I don’t care if Oprah was Queen of the freaking world I was not a fan and I don’t care what you think.

    And Donahue and Geraldo were two totally different types of talk show folks. Donahue ruled daytime talk for years. He was #1 long before Oprah came around.

    And sorry but I’ll compare whoever I want to whomever I want. Deal with it. do what you want to do and I’ll do what I want.

  • Laura

    In my viewing area , large metropolitan, Katie and Wendy Williams have a hugh advantage over the other talkies. They are on multiple times per day. I believe Katie is on four times in a 24 hour period. Jeff Probst was on once at 2 am. There was NO possibility for Katie to fail. ABC gave her every advantage possible. including 2 years a pre-annuncements. And I think t ther are a number of talkies that beat Katie but the may not be the golden demos that networks want.

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