‘Inside Edition’ Moves Up, Tops The Mags

It sets the pace in the entertainment magazine genre with a 4% rise to a new season-high 2.8.

The Kelly Clarkson Show and Tamron Hall continued to outperform all of the season’s rookies, widening their lead over the pack in the session ending Oct. 13.

Impressively, they did it despite an intentional power cut to nearly 1 million households in Northern California as well as preemptions for breaking news coverage of the West Coast wildfires in markets including Los Angeles on Oct. 10 and 11.

Clarkson remained the one to beat, improving 8% from the previous stanza to a three-week high 1.4 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen, and was syndication’s No. 1 new show by a wide margin, grabbing more than 1.8 million daily viewers.

Also scoring well, Hall held on to its season-high 1.0 and packed in more than 1.2 million viewers each day.

Further back, Mel Robbins, the third rookie talker, added 33% to a 0.4 but trailed the leaders with slightly under 500,000 daily viewers.

Among the new court shows, Jerry Springer’s Judge Jerry remained ahead of the field by a wide margin, even though it took a 10% breather to a 0.9 in its fifth trial.


In other jurisdictions, Personal Injury Court rose 25% to a 0.5 and Protection Court was unchanged at a 0.3.

The race among new game shows was close in its fourth frame, with 25 Words or Less remaining at a 0.9, while America Says spurted 17% to a new season-high 0.7.

Elsewhere, Dr. Phil jumped 4% to a new season-high 2.4 and led all talkers for the 162nd week in a row.

Live with Kelly and Ryan was also on a roll, forging ahead 5% to a new season-high 2.1and snaring second-place honors for the 33rd week in a row.

Ellen DeGeneres followed, adding 6% to a 1.8, while Wendy Williams went up 8% to a new season-high 1.3.

At the top of the chart for the 11th consecutive week, juggernaut Judge Judy, the only show to exceed the 6 rating level, presided with a syndication-best 6.3.

On the magazine rack, the biggest percentage movers were Extra, which shot up 11% to a new season-high 1.0, and Daily Mail TV, which surged 13% to a new season-high 0.9.

Inside Edition set the pace with a 4% rise to a new season-high 2.8.

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

  • Dr. Phil (1.0, +11% from the week before)
  • Live with Kelly and Ryan (0.9, unchanged)
  • Ellen DeGeneres (0.8, unchanged)
  • 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) 2.4* +4%

Live with Kelly and Ryan (Disney-ABC) 2.1* +5%

Ellen DeGeneres (WBDTD) 1.8 +6%

Wendy Williams (Debmar-Mercury) 1.3* +8%

Maury (NBCU) 1.1 NC

Rachael Ray (CTD) 1.0 NC

Steve Wilkos (NBCU) 0.9 NC

Dr. Oz (Sony) 0.9 +13%

The Real (WBDTD) 0.7* +17%

The Doctors (CTD) 0.5 NC

Jerry Springer (NBCU) 0.3 NC


The Kelly Clarkson Show (NBCU) 1.4 +8%

Tamron Hall (Disney-ABC) 1.0 NC

Judge Jerry (NBCU) 0.9 -10%

25 Words or Less (CTD) 0.9 NC

America Says (Sony) 0.7* +17%

Personal Injury Court (MGM) 0.5 +25%

Mel Robbins (Sony) 0.4 +33%

Protection Court (Trifecta) 0.3 NC


Judge Judy (CTD) 6.3 -2%

Hot Bench(CTD) 2.1 +5%

People’s Court (WBDTD) 1.3 NC

Judge Mathis (WBDTD) 0.9 NC

Divorce Court (20th Television) 0.7 +17%

Caught in Providence (Debmar-Mercury) 0.5 NC


Jeopardy (CTD) 5.9 NC

Family Feud (Debmar-Mercury/FMNA) 5.7 -5%

Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 5.6 -2%

Funny You Should Ask(Entertainment Studios) 0.5 NC


Dateline M-F (NBCU) 1.3* +8%

Live PD: Police Patrol (Sony) 1.0 +11%

Chicago P.D. (NBCU) 0.7 NC


Inside Edition (CTD) 2.8* +4%

Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 2.6 -4%

Access (NBCU) 1.4 NC

TMZ (WBDTD) 1.2* +9%

Extra (WBDTD) 1.0* +11%

Daily Mail TV (CTD) 0.9* +13%

Celebrity Page (Trifecta) 0.2 NC


Big Bang Theory (WBDTD) 2.9 NC

Last Man Standing (20th Television) 2.0 NC

Modern Family (20th Television) 1.6 NC

Two and a Half Men (WBDTD) 1.3 NC

The Goldbergs(Sony) 1.3 +8%

Family Guy (20th Television) 1.1 -15%

Mike and Molly (WBDTD) 0.9 NC

Black-ish (Disney-ABC) 0.9 NC

Seinfeld (Sony) 0.9 NC

Mom (WBDTD) 0.9* +13%


Dateline Weekly (NBCU) 3.3 -3%

Law & Order: SVU (NBCU) 1.4 +17%

NCIS: New Orleans (CTD) 1.3 -7%

Castle (Disney-ABC) 1.1 NC

Chicago P.D. (NBCU) 0.9 -10%

Law & Order: Criminal Intent (NBCU) 0.9 NC

Madam Secretary (CTD) 0.9 -10%

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