'LIVE with Kelly and Michael' is the No. 2 Syndicated Talk Show, Improving its Lead Over 'Ellen' for the 2nd Straight Week

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June 4th, 2014

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via press release:

“LIVE with Kelly and Michael” is the No. 2 Syndie Talk Show,
Improving its Lead Over “Ellen” for the 2nd Straight Week

 

“LIVE” Beats “Ellen” to Finish the May Sweep as the No. 2 Syndicated Talk Show

 

Up Over the Year-Ago May for the 2nd Year in a Row,
“LIVE” Grows to its Strongest May Sweep in 7 Years

 

“LIVE with Kelly and Michael” Finishes the 2013-14 Season as the
No. 2 Syndie Talker, Beating “Ellen” for the 2nd Year in a Row

 

“LIVE” Closes 2013-14 with its Strongest Season in 7 Years in Homes and Viewers

 

“LIVE with Kelly and Michael”

During the week of May 19, 2014, which included the final three days of the May 2014 sweep, “LIVE with Kelly and Michael” ranked as the No. 2 syndicated talk show in Households (2.8 rating) and Total Viewers (3.760 million), growing its advantages for the 2nd week in a row over “Ellen” (2.5 rating and 3.396 million) to 12% in Homes (versus 8% the prior week) and to 11% in Viewers (versus 7% the prior week). In fact, despite its early time periods with lower overall TV usage levels, “LIVE” topped “Ellen” for the 11th time in the last 12 weeks in both Nielsen measures.

 

  • Posting double-digit gains, “LIVE” was up over the year-ago week for the 22nd straight week in Households (+12%) and for the 28th consecutive week in Total Viewers (+17%).

 

During the May 2014 Sweep, “LIVE with Kelly and Michael” ranked as the No. 2 syndicated talk show in Households (2.8 rating) and Total Viewers (3.640 million), beating “Ellen” (2.7 rating and 3.606 million) in both Nielsen measures.

 

  • “LIVE” grew over the year-ago May sweep for the 2nd straight year in Homes (+12% - 2.8 rating vs. 2.5 rating) and Total Viewers (+12% - 3.640 million vs. 3.243 million) to deliver its strongest May sweep in 7 years – since 2007.

 

During the 2013-14 broadcast season (September-May), “LIVE with Kelly and Michael” was the No. 2 syndicated talker in Households (2.9 rating) and Total Viewers (3.879 million), finishing ahead of “Ellen” for the 2nd year in a row (2.8 rating and 3.788 million) in both Nielsen measures.

 

  •  “LIVE with Kelly and Michael” matched its top Household rating and drew its biggest overall audience in 7 years and delivered its strongest season among Women 25-54 in 6 years – since the 2006-07 and 2007-08 seasons, respectively. Up over its 2012-13 season average in Households (+12% - 2.9 rating vs. 2.6 rating), Total Viewers (+13% - 3.864 million vs. 3.412 million) and (+7% - 1.6 rating vs. 1.5 rating), the year-to-year growth for “LIVE” was even more impressive considering its year-ago averages included the high-rated first weeks of Kelly and Michael as a new team. 

 

Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live + Same Day Program Ratings, weeks of 5/19/14, 5/12/14 & 5/20/13, 2014 May Sweep (4/24-5/21/14), 2013 May Sweep (4/25-5/22/13), 2013-14 broadcast season (9/9/13-5/21/14), 2012-13 broadcast season (9/10/12-5/22/13).

 
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