'LIVE with Kelly and Michael' Scores its Strongest February in 5 Years

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March 12th, 2013

Live! with Kelly Michael Strahan

via press release:

For the final week of February 2013, LIVE with Kelly and Michael ranked as the #2 syndicated talk show in Households for the 6th week running, beating Ellen by 4%, despite LIVE’s early time period with lower overall TV usage levels. LIVE also finished the week as the #2 syndie talk show in Total Viewers and Women 25-54, leading Ellen by 2% and 6%, respectively. LIVE matched its highest Women 25-54 rating since Nov. 2011 – since the week of 11/21/11.  LIVE’s After Oscar® Show on Monday (2/25/13) matched the show’s highest-rated broadcast in more than 1 year in Homes and Women 18-49 – since 11/21/11 and 2/29/12, respectively. In addition, the post-Oscars telecast drew LIVE’s 2nd-biggest overall audience this season, behind only its Christmas Eve Special (on 12/24/12).


During the 2013 February Sweep, LIVE with Kelly and Michael finished as the #2 syndicated talk show in Households for the 2nd sweep period in a row, topping Ellen by 4%. LIVE grew over the prior 2012 November sweep by 4% in Homes, by 5% in Total Viewers and by 6% in Women 25-54 to deliver its best sweep numbers in 1 year – since February 2012. In addition, LIVE retained 100% of its year-ago sweep ratings in both HH and Women 25-54 to match its best February sweep in 5 years – since 2008.


  • Mike

    Good job. Glad to see all of daytime TV doing better.

  • SG

    It’s been hard to watch since Kathie Lee left and then when Regis left, really hard to watch. So repetitive!

  • Dorothy

    It’s way better. Its a lot younger now.

  • Mike

    I agree Dorothy. I loved it with Regis, but the show is just different now. Glad to see it doing well in the ratings.

  • Irene

    I just don’t get why anyone would care what Kelly R thinks on anything. Just don’t get it. I don’t watch it but 9:00 might not have much competition in a lot of area. People still finishing coffee and it has good time for that. Otherwise, I just think it would be like wasting an hour each day.

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