WEEKLY SYNDICATION RATINGS ROUNDUP

‘Clarkson’ And ‘Hall’ Keep Cookin’

The Kelly Clarkson Show, in its fourth outing, jumped 8% to a 1.3 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating, and was syndication’s No. 1 new show. Tamron Hall, also gained steam, growing 11% to a three-week high 1.0 with a 33% spike in the key women 25-54 demo.

The Kelly Clarkson Show and Tamron Hall, the biggest newcomers to syndication this year, both moved up in the session ending Oct.6 and cemented their standing as the season’s highest rated new strips along with Judge Jerry.

Clarkson, in its fourth outing, jumped 8% to a 1.3 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating, and was syndication’s No. 1 new show by open daylight, averaging nearly 1.8 million daily viewers. In fact, among all established talkers, only long-running hits Dr. Phil, Live with Kelly and Ryan and Ellen DeGeneres ranked ahead of it in the household ratings.

Tamron Hall, also gained steam, growing 11% to a three-week high 1.0 with a 33% spike in the key women 25-54 demo, as the show shot up by almost 200,000 viewers each day to well over 1.2 million.

Meanwhile, rival rookie talker Mel Robbins was well behind the top two in the early going with just under 450,000 viewers and an unchanged 0.3 household rating.

In courtroom action, among the newcomers, Jerry Springer’s Judge Jerry continued to have the hot gavel, holding steady at a top-rated 1.0. In the lower courts, Personal Injury Court declined 20% to a 0.4 and Protection Court was unchanged at a 0.3.

The new game show competition completed its third round with 25 Words or Less perking up 13% to a 0.9, while America Says stayed at a 0.6.

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Turing to the veteran strips, runaway household ratings royalty Judge Judy was easily the strongest of all shows for the 10th straight week, barreling ahead 7% to a syndication-best 6.4 after being hit by a barrage of preemptions in the previous frame.

Also getting a positive Nielsen verdict was the second-highest court, Hot Bench, which bolted up 11% to a 2.0.

Dr. Phil hung tough at a 2.3 and led the talkers for the 161st consecutive week.

Live with Kelly and Ryan was the only other talker to reach the 2 rating level, holding its ground at a 2.0 and taking second-place honors for the 32nd week in a row.

Elsewhere, Entertainment Tonight climbed 4% to a 19-week high 2.7 and tied Inside Edition for the magazine lead.

Among the game shows, Family Feud did best, rising 9% to a first-place 6.0.

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

  • Dr. Phil (0.9, unchanged from the week before), tied with Live with Kelly and Ryan (0.9, unchanged)
  • Ellen DeGeneres (0.8, +14%)
  • Kelly Clarkson (0.7, +17%)
  • Maury (0.6, unchanged), tied with 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.

TALK SHOWS

Dr. Phil (CTD) 2.3 NC

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

Ellen DeGeneres (WBDTD) 1.7 NC

Wendy Williams (Debmar-Mercury) 1.2 NC

Maury (NBCU) 1.1 NC

Rachael Ray (CTD) 1.0 +11%

Steve Wilkos (NBCU) 0.9 NC

Dr. Oz (Sony) 0.8 NC

The Real (WBDTD) 0.6 NC

The Doctors (CTD) 0.5 +25%

Jerry Springer (NBCU) 0.3 NC

FIRST-RUN ROOKIES

The Kelly Clarkson Show (NBCU) 1.3 +8%

Judge Jerry (NBCU) 1.0 NC

Tamron Hall (Disney-ABC) 1.0 +11%

25 Words or Less (CTD) 0.9 +13%

America Says (Sony) 0.6 NC

Personal Injury Court (MGM) 0.4 -20%

Mel Robbins (Sony) 0.3 NC

Protection Court (Trifecta) 0.3 NC

COURT SHOWS

Judge Judy (CTD) 6.4 +7%

Hot Bench(CTD) 2.0 +11%

People’s Court (WBDTD) 1.3 NC

Judge Mathis (WBDTD) 0.9 +13%

Divorce Court (20th Television) 0.6 NC

Caught in Providence (Debmar-Mercury) 0.5 NC

GAME SHOWS

Family Feud (Debmar-Mercury/FMNA) 6.0 +9%

Jeopardy (CTD) 5.9 NC

Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 5.7 +2%

Funny You Should Ask(Entertainment Studios) 0.5 NC

OFF-NET CRIME

Dateline M-F (NBCU) 1.2 +9%

Live PD: Police Patrol (Sony) 0.9 -10%

Chicago P.D. (NBCU) 0.7** -13%

MAGAZINE SHOWS

Inside Edition (CTD) 2.7 +4%

Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 2.7 +4%

Access (NBCU) 1.4 NC

TMZ (WBDTD) 1.1 C

Extra (WBDTD) 0.9 NC

Daily Mail TV (CTD) 0.8 NC

Celebrity Page (Trifecta) 0.2 NC

OFF-NET SITCOMS

Big Bang Theory (WBDTD) 2.9 NC

Last Man Standing (20th Television) 2.0 +18%

Modern Family (20th Television) 1.6 NC

Two and a Half Men (WBDTD) 1.3 +8%

Family Guy (20th Television) 1.3 +18%

The Goldbergs(Sony) 1.2 NC

Mike and Molly (WBDTD) 0.9 +13%

Black-ish (Disney-ABC) 0.9 +13%

Seinfeld (Sony) 0.9 +13%

Mom (WBDTD) 0.8 NC

Two Broke Girls (WBDTD) 0.8 NC

OFF-NET WEEKLY HOURS

Dateline Weekly (NBCU) 3.4 NC

NCIS: New Orleans (CTD) 1.4 +8%

Law & Order: SVU (NBCU) 1.2 -14%

Castle (Disney-ABC) 1.1 NC

Chicago P.D. (NBCU) 1.0 -9%

Madam Secretary (CTD) 1.0 +11%


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