via press release:
Based on National Household ratings, Katie finished as the #1 freshman talker for the 2013 May Sweep, leading runner-up Steve Harvey by 13%. In fact, Katie was the highest-rated freshman for its 3rd consecutive major sweep period (November ’12, February ’13 and May ’13), winning each week since its September debut. Katie also led the month in Total Viewers, qualifying as the most-watched freshman talk show overall during all three sweep periods. During the just completed 2012-13 broadcast season, newcomer Katie finished in the top tier among the 18 syndicated talk shows on the market in Households (#6) and Total Viewers (#6). In addition, Katie stood as TV’s top freshman syndicated talker in 3 years – since Dr. Oz in 2009.