Ratings Report for the Week of March 18, 2013
(National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
"LIVE" is the Week's No. 1 Syndie Talk Show in Homes, Viewers and Women 25-54
"LIVE with Kelly and Michael" Holds All of its Week-Ago Numbers in HHs
And Women 25-54 and Grows in Total Viewers and Key Women
"LIVE with Kelly and Michael" is Up Over the Same Week Last Year Across the Board
For the Season, "LIVE" Tops "Ellen" to Rank as the No. 2 Talker in Key Measures
"LIVE with Kelly and Michael" National Ratings
Based on National ratings for the week of March 18, "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" ranked as the No. 1 syndicated talk show in Households (2.5 rating), Total Viewers (3.297 million) and Women 25-54 (1.5 rating).
· "LIVE" retained 100% of its week-ago numbers in Homes and Women 25-54, while growing over the prior week in Total Viewers (+2%), Women 18-34 (+17%) and Women 18-49 (+9%).
· "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" saw gains over the year-ago week (w/o 3/19/12) in Homes (+4%), Total Viewers (+5%) and across all key Women demos (W18-34/W18-49/W25-54).
On average for the 2012-13 season to date, "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" stands as the No. 2 syndicated talker in Households (2.6 rating) and Total Viewers (3.448 million), topping "Ellen" (2.5 rating and 3.400 million) in both Nielsen measures despite "LIVE's" early time periods with lower overall TV usage levels. In addition, "LIVE" ties "Ellen" as the season's No. 2 syndie talk show in Women 25-54 (1.6 rating).
· "LIVE" is up through the same 28 weeks last season by 7% in Women 25-54 to deliver its best performance through this point in a season in 5 years - since the 2007-08 season. The year-to-year growth for "LIVE" is even more impressive considering its year-ago average includes the high rated weeks leading up to the departure of Regis into the weeks of Kelly as a solo host last season. In addition, "LIVE" retains 100% of its year-ago numbers in Women 18-34 and Women 18-49, matching its strongest numbers through this point since 2007-08.
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: The Nielsen Company, National Live + Same Day Program Ratings (w/o 3/18/13, 3/11/13, 3/19/12 and 2012-13 STD = 9/10/12-3/24/13).