Ratings Report: Week of September 29, 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 and Women 25-54
With a New Season High in HHs, "LIVE" Grows to its Highest-Rated Week Since April
Up Year to Year in Each Week of the New Season,
"LIVE" Builds to its Strongest First 5 Weeks in 7 Years
"LIVE with Kelly and Michael"
Despite its early time periods with lower overall TV usage levels, "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" ran neck-and-neck with "Dr. Phil" as the No. 1 syndicated talk show during the week of September 29, 2014, with just 1-tenth of a rating point separating the two programs in Households (2.9 rating vs. 3.0 rating) and Women 25-54 (1.4 rating vs. 1.5 rating). "LIVE" also outdelivered 3rd place "Ellen" in Total Viewers (+6% - 3.752 million vs. 3.525 million) to rank as the 2nd-most-watched syndie talker for the 3rd week in a row.
· Hitting a new season high in Households, "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" grew week to week by 4% to deliver its top HH rating since mid-April - since the week of 4/14/14.
· "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" has grown over the year-ago week in all 5 weeks of its season in Households (+7%) and Total Viewers (+8%). In fact, "LIVE" is up for the 2nd consecutive year to its strongest 5-week start in 7 years in both Homes (+4% - 2.8 rating) and Viewers (+6% - 3.704 million) - since the 2007-08 season.
"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 9/29/14, 9/22/14 & 9/30/13