'Katie' Finishes as the No. 1 Freshman Syndicated Talker in the February Sweep

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March 12th, 2013

Katie Couric

via press release:


“Katie” Finishes as the No. 1 Freshman Syndicated Talker in the February Sweep,

Leading the Pack for 25 Consecutive Weeks, Including Each Week Since its Debut


“Katie” Retains 100% of its Big November Delivery in Homes and Women 25-54


Of 18 Syndicated Talk Shows on the Market, “Katie” Ranks in the Top-Tier

And Qualifies as Television’s Strongest New Talker Since 2009


“Katie” National Ratings – 2013 February Sweep

During the 2013 February Sweep “Katie” finished as the No. 1 freshman syndicated talk show, leading runner-up “Steve Harvey” by double-digit percentages in Homes (+19% - 1.9 rating vs. 1.6 rating) and Total Viewers (+11% - 2.483 million vs. 2.237 million).  In fact, “Katie” has ranked as TV’s No. 1 new syndicated talker for 25 consecutive weeks (on each week since its September 2012 debut).


  • During February, “Katie” retained 100% of its big 2012 November Sweep delivery in Homes and Women 25-54.


  • Season to date among the 18 syndie talkers on the market, newcomer “Katie” stands among the top-tier across key measures: Households (No. 6 – 1.9 rating), Total Viewers (No. 6 – 2.531 million) and Women 25-54 (No. 6 – 1.0 rating). And overall, “Katie” is TV’s top new syndicated talk show 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, 1/31-2/27/13. Season to date rankings based on National Most Current Program Ratings 9/10/12-03/03/13/13.

  • cc

    They can spin it however they want, she still isn’t beating the soaps. L

  • Mike

    All I can say is who cares. She doesn’t have to beat the soaps. For one thing she is syndicated and the soaps are network.

    I love how soap fans love to compare Katie to the soaps, but when someone even tries to compare Judge Judy to the soaps…they immediately throw up that Judge Judy can’t be compared because she doesn’t air at the same time or against soaps.

    Judge Judy and several of the syndicated reality shows wipe the slates and kill the ratings of the soaps.

    As long as Katie continues to perform consistently as she is, and continues to rank #6 out of the 18 syndicated talk shows she will be safe.

    As I said in the Steve Harvey thread, I love talk shows and feel they have as much of a place as soaps and game shows. I just wish we had more game shows. I love variety in my daytime. And I feel right now that CBS and ABC have the best lineups they have had in years. I hope they keep it that way for a long time.

  • jupiter3765

    yeah who cares she is doing just fine she is beating steve wilkos the doctors and rachael ray

  • Sean

    GH Is THE BEST on Daytime !

  • Ralph Hahn

    Maybe Katie will have Matt Lauer on as her guest. He can cry and whine on her shoulder, saying it’s not his fault that co-host Ann Curry was given the boot.

  • Nick

    She’s beating Rachael Ray? That’s surprising.

  • primetime blabber

    who cares? Katie still sucks….we don’t need all these talk shows. ABC does not have the best lineup in years. ABC is known as the worst daytime lineup in years, and that is why people are still boycotting ABC. ABC will always be #4….

  • cass

    primetime blabber you need to just grow up abc is #2

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