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Ratings Report: Week of September 16, 2013 (National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)


“LIVE with Kelly and Michael” Ranks as the Week’s No. 2 Syndie Talk Show
In Homes for the 2nd Week Running, Increasing its Advantage over “Ellen”


“LIVE” Ties its Top Ratings in HH Since February and in Women 25-54 Since March


“LIVE” Builds Year to Year for the 2nd Straight Week in All Key Measures


Tuesday and Thursday Mark “LIVE’s” Strongest Telecasts in Over 5 Months


“LIVE with Kelly and Michael” (w/o 9/16/13)

During the week of September 16, 2013, “LIVE with Kelly and Michael” ranked as the No. 2 syndicated talk show in Households (2.7 rating) for the 2nd week in a row, increasing its lead over “Ellen” to 8% (2.5 rating) versus 4% the prior week. Despite its early time periods with lower overall TV usage levels, “LIVE” also drew a larger overall audience than “Ellen” (+9% – 3.669 million vs. 3.376 million) to finish as the week’s No. 2 syndicated talker in Total Viewers.


  • LIVE with Kelly and Michael” held 100% of its prior week HH rating (2.7 rating) to match a 30-week high – since the week of 2/18/13. Building for the 3rd consecutive week, “LIVE” grew by 6% in Total Viewers (3.669 million vs. 3.474 million) and by 7% in Women 25-54 (1.6 rating vs. 1.5 rating) to draw its biggest audience in 7 months and equal its top rating since early March – since the weeks of 2/18/13 and 3/4/13, respectively. “LIVE” was the only top tier talk show to grow week to week in the key Women 25-54 demo.


  • LIVE with Kelly and Michael” improved over its performance on the same week last year for the 2nd straight week across all key Nielsen measures: HH (+4%), Total Viewers (+11%), Women 25-54 (+7%).


  • Tuesday (9/17/13) marked “LIVE’s” most-watched telecast overall (3.824 million) and Thursday (9/19/13) was the show’s top-rated in Homes (2.9 rating-tie) for any single broadcast in more than 5 months – 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, on Facebook, or follow “LIVE” on Twitter, @KellyandMichael.

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