Emmy Coverage Drives Up Entertainment Mags

In the session ending Sept. 29, Entertainment Tonight saw a 7% boost from the previous frame to a 2.8 single-day national rating for its coverage of the big event. Access Hollywood also grew 7% to a single-day 1.5 on Sept. 23; and Extra spiked 11% with its coverage to a 1.0.

Several big daytime shows were dinged by stronger-than-usual competition from — and numerous for — breaking news coverage of President Trump and the Ukraine as well as House impeachment inquiry hearings in the session ending Sept. 29.

Even ratings behemoth Judge Judy was affected, giving back 8% from the week before to a 6.0 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen, although that was still good enough for Judy to outperform all shows for the ninth week in a row.

The second highest court show, Hot Bench, got hit with a 14% decline to a 1.8, while People’s Court was flat at a 1.3; Judge Mathis moved down 11% to a 0.8; and Divorce Court fell 14% to a 0.6.

Among the rookie talk show strips, the heavily preempted Kelly Clarkson Show cooled off 14% from its torrid pace of the first two weeks, but remained syndication’s No. 1 new show with a 1.2.

Tamron Hall, also bumped in multiple markets, did well to hold its ground at a 0.9, which was triple the rating of fellow freshman talker Mel Robbins, which retreated 25% to a 0.3.

The courtroom newcomers continued to be dominated by Jerry Springer’s Judge Jerry, which hung tough at a 1.0. Next was Personal Injury Court, which rose 25% to a 0.5 and Protection Court was unchanged at a 0.3.


In week 2 for both strips, the freshman game show contest tightened as 25 Words Or Less stayed at a 0.8 while America Says climbed 20% to a 0.6.

Turning to the veterans, Dr. Phil had the right medicine to top the talkers for the 160th straight week with a steady 2.3.

Live with Kelly and Ryan was the No. 2 show in the genre for 31st straight week, holding firm at a 2.0, while Ellen DeGeneres dropped 6% to a third-place 1.7.

Meanwhile, several entertainment magazines took home higher ratings with extensive next-day coverage on Sept. 23 of the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards. Entertainment Tonight saw a 7% boost from the previous frame to a 2.8 single-day national rating for its coverage of the big event.

Access Hollywood also grew 7% to a single-day 1.5 on Sept. 23; Extra spiked 11% with its coverage to a 1.0 on the Monday after the Emmys; and Daily Mail TV held its own at a next-day 0.8 while finishing first or second in its time slots in numerous markets.

The week’s top-rated daytime talk shows in the women 25-54 demo were:

  • Dr. Phil (0.9, -10% from the week before), tied with Live with Kelly and Ryan (0.9, unchanged)
  • Ellen DeGeneres (0.7, -13%)
  • Kelly Clarkson (0.6, -14%), tied with Maury (0.6, unchanged) and Wendy Williams (0.6, unchanged)
  • Steve Wilkos (0.5, unchanged)

In the household rating rankings that follow, % change is from the previous week; * indicates a new season-high rating; ** indicates a new season low; NC indicates no change from the previous week; NA mean not applicable.


Dr. Phil (CTD) 2.3 NC

Live with Kelly and Ryan (Disney-ABC) 2.0 NC

Ellen DeGeneres (WBDTD) 1.7 -6%

Wendy Williams (Debmar-Mercury) 1.2 NC

Maury (NBCU) 1.1 NC

Rachael Ray (CTD) 0.9 -10%

Steve Wilkos (NBCU) 0.9 NC

Dr. Oz (Sony) 0.8 NC

The Real (WBDTD) 0.6 NC

The Doctors (CTD) 0.4 -20%

Jerry Springer (NBCU) 0.3 NC


The Kelly Clarkson Show (NBCU) 1.2 -14%

Judge Jerry (NBCU) 1.0 NC

Tamron Hall (Disney-ABC) 0.9 NC

25 Words or Less (CTD) 0.8 NC

America Says (Sony) 0.6 +20%

Personal Injury Court (MGM) 0.5 +25%

Mel Robbins (Sony) 0.3 -25%

Protection Court (Trifecta) 0.3 NC


Judge Judy (CTD) 6.0 -8%

Hot Bench(CTD) 1.8 -14%

People’s Court (WBDTD) 1.3 NC

Judge Mathis (WBDTD) 0.8 -11%

Divorce Court (20th Television) 0.6 -14%

Caught in Providence (Debmar-Mercury) 0.5 +25%


Jeopardy (CTD) 5.9 +4%

Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 5.6 +4%

Family Feud (Debmar-Mercury/FMNA) 5.5 -2%

Funny You Should Ask(Entertainment Studios) 0.5 +25%


Dateline M-F (NBCU) 1.1 NC

Live PD: Police Patrol (Sony) 1.0 NC

Chicago P.D. (NBCU) 0.8 NC


Inside Edition (CTD) 2.6 NC

Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 2.6 NC

Access (NBCU) 1.4 NC

TMZ (WBDTD) 1.1 +10%

Extra (WBDTD) 0.9 NC

Daily Mail TV (CTD) 0.8 NC

Celebrity Page (Trifecta) 0.2 NC


Big Bang Theory (WBDTD) 2.9 +4%

Last Man Standing (20th Television) 1.7 -15%

Modern Family (20th Television) 1.6 NC

Two and a Half Men (WBDTD) 1.2 NC

The Goldbergs(Sony) 1.2 NC

Family Guy (20th Television) 1.1 NC

Mike and Molly (WBDTD) 0.8 -11%

Black-ish (Disney-ABC) 0.8 NC

Two Broke Girls (WBDTD) 0.8 NC

Seinfeld (Sony) 0.8** -11%

How I Met Your Mother (20th Television)

The Cleveland Show (20th Television)

Mom (WBDTD) 0.8 NC


Dateline Weekly (NBCU) 3.4 +13%

Law & Order: SVU (NBCU) 1.4 NA

NCIS: New Orleans (CTD) 1.3 NC

Chicago P.D. (NBCU) 1.1 -15%

Castle (Disney-ABC) 1.1 NC

Law & Order: Criminal Intent (NBCU) 1.0 -9%

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