Ratings Report: Week of March 24, 2014
(National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
"LIVE with Kelly and Michael" Nearly Ties "Dr. Phil" as the Week's
No. 1 Syndie Talker in Homes, While Beating "Ellen" by 12%
"LIVE" is Up Over the Same Week Last Year for the 14th Straight
Week in Homes and the 20th Week in a Row in Total Viewers
"LIVE" Delivers its Strongest 29-Week Average in Households in 6 Years
"LIVE with Kelly and Michael"
During the week of March 24, 2014, "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" (2.8 rating) ran neck-and-neck with "Dr. Phil" (2.9 rating) as the week's No. 1 syndicated talk show in Households and outperformed "Ellen" (2.5 rating) by 12%. Despite its early time periods with lower overall TV usage levels, "LIVE" beat "Ellen" for the 14th consecutive week in Households. In addition, "LIVE" topped "Ellen" by 9% in Total Viewers (3.621 million vs. 3.318 million) to rank as the 2nd-most-watched syndie talk show of the week.
On average for the 2013-14 season to date, "LIVE" stands as the No. 2 syndicated talker in Households (3.0 rating) and Total Viewers (3.929 million), leading "Ellen" (2.8 rating and 3.876 million) in both Nielsen measures.
· Posting double-digit gains over the same week last year (w/o 3/25/13), "LIVE" was up year to year for the 14th week in a row in Households (+12%) and for the 20th consecutive week in Total Viewers (+11%).
· "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" is generating its biggest overall audience 29 weeks into a TV season in 7 years and is posting its strongest 29-week average in Households in 6 years - since the 2006-07 and 2007-08 seasons, respectively. Up over the comparable weeks last season by double-digits in Households (+12% - 2.9 rating vs. 2.6 rating) and Total Viewers (+13% - 3.909 million vs. 3.446 million), the year-to-year growth for "LIVE" is even more impressive considering its year-ago averages include the high-rated first weeks of Kelly and Michael as a new team.
"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 and Instagram, @KellyandMichael.
Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live + Same Day Program Ratings, weeks of 3/24/14, 3/17/14 & 3/25/13, 2013-14 season=9/9/13-3/30/14.