'LIVE with Kelly and Michael' Holds 100 Percent of its Week-Ago Rating to Beat 'Ellen' in Homes

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March 19th, 2013

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“LIVE” is the Week’s No. 2 Syndie Talk Show in Homes, Viewers and Women 25-54


“LIVE with Kelly and Michael” Retains 100% of its Week-Ago Ratings

in Households and Women 25-54 and Grows in Total Viewers


“LIVE with Kelly and Michael” is Up Year to Year Virtually Across the Board


Season to date, “LIVE” Beats “Ellen” to Rank as the No. 2 Syndie Talker in Key Demos



“LIVE with Kelly and Michael” National Ratings

Based on National ratings for the first week of March 2013, “LIVE with Kelly and Michael” ranked as the No. 2 syndicated talk show in Households for the 7th week in a row, beating “Ellen” by 4% (2.7 rating vs. 2.6 rating), despite “LIVE’s” early time periods with lower overall TV usage levels. “LIVE” also finished the week as the No. 2 syndie talk show for the 2nd straight week in both Total Viewers (outdrawing “Ellen” by 3% -- 3.565 million vs. 3.458 million) and Women 25-54 (tied with “Ellen” – 1.7 rating).


  • “LIVE” held 100% of its week-ago numbers in Homes, Women 18-34 (0.7 rating) and Women 25-54, while growing week to week in Total Viewers (3.565 million vs. 3.552 million) and Women 18-49 (1.3 rating vs. 1.2 rating). “LIVE” matched its 2nd-best Women 18-49 rating this season and tied its highest Women 25-54 number since November 2011 – since the week of 11/21/11.


  • “LIVE with Kelly and Michael” posted gains over the same week last year (w/o 3/5/12) in Homes (+4%), Total Viewers (+2%), Women 18-49 (+8%) and Women 25-54 (+13%).


On average for the 2012-13 season to date, “LIVE with Kelly and Michael” stands as the No. 2 syndicated talker in Households (2.7 rating) and Total Viewers (3.463 million), topping “Ellen” (2.6 rating and 3.454 million) in both Nielsen measures.


  • “LIVE” is up through the same 26 weeks last season by 14% in Women 18-34, and retains 100% of its year-ago numbers in Women 18-49 and Women 25-54 to match its strongest performance through this point in a season in 5 years – since the 2007-08 season. The year-to-year growth for “LIVE” is even more impressive considering its year-ago averages include the high rated weeks leading up to the departure of Regis into the weeks of Kelly as a solo host last season.

Emmy Award-winning talk show “LIVE with Kelly and Michael” is distributed in national syndication by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. Produced by WABC-TV in New York and executive-produced by Michael Gelman, “LIVE” airs in more than 200 markets across the U.S. Visit “LIVE” on the web at LIVEKellyandMichael.com, on Facebook, or follow “LIVE” on Twitter, @KellyandMichael.


Photos from “LIVE with Kelly and Michael” are available at http://www.dadtmedianet.com


Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live + Same Day Program Ratings (w/o 3/4/13, 3/5/12 and 2012-13 STD = 9/10/12-3/10/13).

  • Joan

    But, Ellen is the Peoples Choice

  • Mike

    wow that is a really big accolade. Even one of the worst shows ever made for TV …that William Shatner comedgy bleep My Dad Says won a People’s Choice Award.

    considering that many people know how to rig the voting process for things like the People choice Awards, American Idol, etc. winning one of those awards doesn’t mean much anymore.

    Ellen doesn’t get anymore advertising dollars for winning the People’s Choice….advertising dollars for the budget is based on the weekly ratings.

  • Joan

    But Ellen is a real humanitarium. She likes to help people with cash, cars and houses. Kelly only thinks about herself. She even dais herself that she is a narcisist. That is the difference between Ellen and Kelly “NO TALENT” Ripa

  • Mike

    Well personally I don’t choose what I watch based on whether someone gives or doesn’t give to things. In fact I barely know much about the stars of many of the shows I watch.

    For one thing in real life I don’t judge people and I don’t do it with stars either. That’s the problem with the world today is too much judging. I am glad that not everyone sins the same or that everyone acts the same…variety makes the world a more interesting place to live.

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