[09/17/12 - 10:40 AM]
"Live! with Kelly and Michael" Claims the Season's Biggest Premiere Week
Disney-ABC Domestic Television spins the numbers for the week of September 10-14.

[via press release from Disney-ABC Domestic Television]

Ratings Report, Week of September 10, 2012 (Live + Same Day U.S. Metered Market Ratings)

"LIVE! with Kelly and Michael" Claims the Season's Biggest Premiere Week, Topping The Opening Week of "Ellen" by 18% in Households and by 6% in Women 25-54

During the 2nd Week of its Season Against Premieres for the Other Talkers, "LIVE! with Kelly and Michael" Finishes No. 1 Among Households

Building its Numbers Year to Year for the 2nd Week in a Row, "LIVE!" Tallies its Highest-Rated Week 2 of a Season Since 2007

"LIVE! with Kelly and Michael" Ranks No. 1 in its Time Period in 8 of the Top 10 U.S. Markets, Winning in New York on Each Telecast During the Week

"LIVE! with Kelly and Michael" (w/o 9/10/12)

During its second week up against season premieres of nearly every other syndicated talker, newly-rechristened "LIVE! with Kelly and Michael" finished as the No. 1 talk show overall in Households (leading the premiere week of "Ellen" by 2 shares and tied in rating - 2.8/10 vs. 2.8/8). Its top-ranked position becomes even more impressive considering "LIVE! with Kelly and Michael" airs earlier in the day with lower overall HUT levels.

· Comparing premiere week numbers, "LIVE! with Kelly and Michael" (w/o 9/3/12) scored the season's biggest premiere week for any syndicated talker, opening higher than "Ellen" (w/o 9/10/12) by 18% in Households (3.3/11 vs. 2.8/8) and by 6% in Women 25-54 (1.9/13 vs. 1.8/11).

· Building year to year in Homes (+4%) for the 2nd week in a row, "LIVE! marked its highest-rated second week of the season since 2007.

· "LIVE! with Kelly and Michael" ranked No. 1 in its time period in 8 of the Top 10 U.S. Markets among Homes, including New York and Los Angeles.

· Dominating in the No. 1 U.S. market for the 2nd week in a row, "LIVE! with Kelly and Michael" finished No. 1 at 9:00 a.m. in New York on all 4 telecasts for the week among Homes (Tuesday was pre-empted for 9/11 coverage).

Emmy Award-winning talk show "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 LIVEKellyandMichael.com, on Facebook, or follow "LIVE" on Twitter, @KellyandMichael.

Source: WRAP Overnights, Weighted U.S. Metered Market Averages, Live + Same Day (w/o 09/10/12).

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