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“LIVE with Kelly and Michael” Posts Season Highs with its Strongest Week in 1 Year


“LIVE with Kelly and Michael” is the Week’s No. 1 Syndie Talker in Women 25-54


“LIVE” Beats “Ellen” by Double Digits in Households and Total Viewers


“LIVE” Hits Near 11-Month Highs For Any Single Telecast on the MLK Jr. Holiday


“LIVE” Marks its Best 21-Week Average in HHs in 7 Years and in Viewers in 8 Years


“LIVE with Kelly and Michael”

During the week of January 19, 2015, LIVE with Kelly and Michael” matched season highs and equaled its highest-rated week in nearly 1 year in Households (3.3 rating) and Women 25-54 (1.7 rating) – since the week of 2/3/14 – while drawing its 2nd-biggest overall audience of the season (4.440 million).


·         LIVE with Kelly and Michael” was the week’s No. 1 syndicated talk show in Women 25-54 (1.7 rating), tied with “Dr. Phil.” “LIVE” beat “Ellen” by double digits in Homes (+18% – 3.3 rating vs. 2.8 rating) and Total Viewers (+16% – 4.440 million vs. 3.824 million) to rank as the week’s No. 2 syndie talk show for the 2nd week in a row.


·         For the 3rd straight week, “LIVE” scored at least a 3.0 rating in Households on all 5 telecasts of the week: Monday – 3.7 rating, Tuesday – 3.2 rating, Wednesday – 3.1 rating, Thursday – 3.3 rating, Friday – 3.2 rating. In fact, on the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday on Monday (1/19/15), “LIVE” posted its strongest single telecast on any day since the show’s post-Oscars special in March in Homes (3.7 rating-tie), Total Viewers (5.226 million) and Women 25-54 (2.0 rating-tie) – since 3/3/14.

·         “LIVE” was up over the year-ago week (w/o 1/20/14) for the 2nd consecutive week in Households (+3% – 3.3 rating vs. 3.2 rating) and Total Viewers (+2% – 4.440 million vs. 4.347 million).


LIVE with Kelly and Michael” is up for the 2nd consecutive year to deliver its strongest 21-week average in 7 years in Homes (+3% – 3.0 rating vs. 2.9 rating) and in 8 years in Total Viewers (+5% – 4.021 million vs. 3.828 million) – since the 2007-08 and 2006-07 seasons, respectively.

·         On average for the 2014-15 season to date, “LIVE” stands as the No. 2 syndicated talker in Households, Total Viewers and Women 25-54 (tie).

“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, on Facebook, or follow “LIVE” on Twitter and Instagram, @KellyandMichael.




Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live + Same Day Program Ratings, weeks of 1/19/15, 1/12/15 & 1/20/14 and 2014-15=9/8/14-1/25/15.

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