via press release:
“LIVE with Kelly and Michael” is Up Over its Year-Ago Season Premiere
“LIVE” Matches its 2nd-Highest-Rated Season Premiere in Homes in 8 Years
“LIVE” Takes First Place in its Slot in 8 of the Top 10 U.S. Markets,
Dominating its 9am Time Period in New York
“LIVE with Kelly and Michael”
On Monday, September 7, 2015, the 28th season premiere of “LIVE with Kelly and Michael” grew over the prior year’s season opener by 10% in Households (3.2/9 vs. 2.9/8) in the 56 U.S. Metered Markets and by 17% in Women 25-54 (1.4/8 vs. 1.2/6) in the 25 LPM Markets. In fact, “LIVE” tied its 2nd-highest-rated premiere episode in HHs in 8 years (since 2007), behind only the debut telecast of Kelly Ripa’s and Michael Strahan’s new partnership in 2012.
· “LIVE with Kelly and Michael” ranked No. 1 in its hour in 8 of the Top 10 U.S. markets in Homes: New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco, Boston, Atlanta and Houston. Dominating in New York, “LIVE” delivered a winning 4.2/12 in Households, more than doubling its nearest competitor in its 9:00 a.m. time period (NBC’s “Today Show” = 1.9/5).
“LIVE with Kelly and Michael” is distributed in national syndication by Disney/ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution. 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 and Instagram, @KellyandMichael.
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Source: The Nielsen Company, Weighted, U.S. Metered Market Live + Same Day Ratings (09/07/15).