via press release:
For the week of March 25, 2013, LIVE with Kelly and Michael ranked as the #2 syndicated talk show in Households, Total Viewers and Women 25-54. LIVE with Kelly and Michael grew over the same week last year (w/o 3/26/12) for the 2nd week in a row in Homes (+4%), Total Viewers (+6%) and across all key Women demos (W18-34/W18-49/W25-54).
On average for the 2012-13 season to date, LIVE with Kelly and Michael stands as the #2 syndicated talker in Households and Total Viewers, topping Ellen in both Nielsen measures despite LIVE’s early time periods with lower overall TV usage levels. In addition, LIVE ties Ellen as the season’s #2 syndie talk show in Women 25-54. LIVE is up through the same 29 weeks last season by 7% in Women 25-54 to deliver its best 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 average includes the high rated weeks leading up to the departure of Regis into the weeks of Kelly as a solo host last season. In addition, LIVE retains 100% of its year-ago numbers in Women 18-34 and Women 18-49, matching its strongest numbers through this point since 2007-08.