With a 27-Week High, 'LIVE with Kelly and Michael' Beats 'Ellen' During Premiere Week

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September 24th, 2013

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via press release:

With a 27-Week High, “LIVE with Kelly and Michael” Beats “Ellen’s” Premiere Week


"LIVE with Kelly and Michael” Sees Year-to-Year Gains in All Key Nielsen Measures


Hitting Season Highs, Friday’s Show is “LIVE’s” Strongest Telecast in Over 6 Months


“LIVE with Kelly and Michael” (w/o 9/9/13)

During the week of September 9, 2013, “LIVE with Kelly and Michael” ranked as the No. 2 syndicated talk show in Households (2.7 rating), beating the 10th season premiere week of “Ellen” by 4% (2.6 rating).


  • Building for the 2nd consecutive week, “LIVE with Kelly and Michael” grew to 27-week highs in Homes (+8% - 2.7 rating vs. 2.5 rating) and Total Viewers (+4% - 3.474 million vs. 3.344 million) – since the week of 3/4/13. “LIVE” also shot up week to week by 15% in Women 25-54 (1.5 rating vs. 1.3 rating) to its highest rating since early July – since w/o 7/8/13.


  • LIVE with Kelly and Michael” grew over the year-ago week across all key Nielsen measures: HH (+13%), Total Viewers (+13%), Women 25-54 (+7%). In fact, “LIVE” scored the biggest year-over-year growth in Total Viewers of any syndicated talk show.


  • On Friday the 13th (9/13/13), the show’s “First Anniversary Viewer’s Choice Show,” LIVE with Kelly and Michael” soared to its best performance so far this season in Homes (2.9 rating) and Total Viewers (3.805 million), marking its highest numbers in over 6 months for any single telecast – since 4/1/13.


“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.

  • charmedcraft

    I’m glad the move from CW to ABC didn’t affect the ratings. People found it pretty quickly.

  • SG

    Kelly and Michael is almost unwatchable.

  • Mike


    Live didn’t move from the CW to ABC. Live has always been a production of ABC’s syndication division. It airs on multiple network affiliates throughout the United States. It has always aired on the ABC affiliate here but in other parts of the country it airs on CW, CBS, ABC, NBC, and various other stations.

  • joan

    People are getting sick of Kelly (NO TALENT) Ripa. If it wasn’t for Michael, there would be no Live show

  • Mike

    Joan, ‘people’ are getting sick of “(NO TALENT) Kelly” or is it that you personally are getting sick of her? If so many ‘people’ dislike Kelly I seriously doubt the show, even with Michael’s presence, would be besting the formidable Ellen.
    It’s totally fine if you dislike Kelly, but please note it as your opinion and not try to pass it off as some sort of fact. Some, like me, really like her and the ratings obviously reflect this.

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