Grammys, Kobe Power Entertainment Mags

In the week ending Feb. 2, four of the top five magazine shows generated significant ratings steam fueled by extensive coverage of the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards and reports on the life and tragic death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant.

Magazines were the standout performers in an otherwise tepid session ending Feb. 2 as five days of impeachment hearings blacked out numerous shows in many markets.

That said, four of the top five magazines generated significant ratings steam fueled by extensive coverage of the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards and reports on the life and tragic death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant.

Entertainment Tonight was the No. 1 news mag for the fourth week in a row, growing 4% from the prior frame to a 2.9 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating. Sister show Inside Edition recovered 8% to a 2.7.

Access Hollywood scored the largest percentage increase of any magazine, surging 17% to a 1.4 in households, and leaping 40% in the coveted women 25-54 demo.

Although TMZ was unchanged at a 1.1, Extra — now fronted by the energetic Billy Bush — shot up 11% to a 1.0 and matched its highest rating of the season.

In daytime, Dr. Phil shrugged off a host of preemptions and jumped back into its usual spot at the head of the talk show class with a 5% advance to a 2.1.


Live with Kelly and Ryan snared second place despite a 5% dip to a 2.0, while Ellen DeGeneres declined 19% to a 1.7.

Judge Judy overcame a number of preemptions and bounded ahead 4% to a 5.9, taking honors as the supreme court show for the 1,219th consecutive week.

Among the rookie gavelers, the just-renewed Judge Jerry was the top courtroom newcomer for the 21st week in a row, holding its ground at a 0.9 even though it was in reruns on all five days.

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

  • Dr. Phil (0.9, unchanged from the week before)
  • Live with Kelly and Ryan (0.8, -11%)
  • Ellen DeGeneres (0.7, -22%)
  • 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 means not applicable.


Dr. Phil (CTD) 2.1 +5%

Live with Kelly and Ryan (Disney-ABC) 2.0 -5%

Ellen DeGeneres (WBDTD) 1.7 -19%

Wendy Williams (Debmar-Mercury) 1.3 NC

Maury (NBCU) 1.1 NC

Steve Wilkos (NBCU) 1.0 NC

Dr. Oz (Sony) 0.7 -13%

The Real (WBDTD) 0.6 NC

The Doctors (CTD) 0.4 NC

Jerry Springer (NBCU) 0.4 NC


25 Words or Less (CTD) 1.0 NC

Judge Jerry (NBCU) 0.9 NC

Tamron Hall (Disney-ABC) 0.9 -10%

America Says (Sony) 0.7 NC

Personal Injury Court (MGM) 0.5 NC

Mel Robbins (Sony) 0.4 NC

Protection Court (Trifecta) 0.3 NC


Judge Judy (CTD) 5.9 +4%

Hot Bench(CTD) 1.8 -14%

People’s Court (WBDTD) 1.4 NC

Judge Mathis (WBDTD) 0.8 -11%

Divorce Court (20th Television) 0.7 NC

Caught in Providence (Debmar-Mercury) 0.4 NC


Jeopardy (CTD) 6.3 +2%

Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 6.2 NC

Family Feud (Debmar-Mercury/FMNA) 6.1 -2%

Funny You Should Ask(Entertainment Studios) 0.4 -20%


Dateline M-F (NBCU) 1.0 NC

Live PD: Police Patrol (Sony) 1.0 NC

Chicago P.D. (NBCU) 0.8 NC


Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 2.9 +4%

Inside Edition (CTD) 2.7 +8%

Access Hollywood (NBCU) 1.4 +17%


Extra (WBDTD) 1.0 +11%

Daily Mail TV (CTD) 0.7 NC

Celebrity Page (Trifecta) 0.2 NC


Big Bang Theory (WBDTD) 3.3 NC

Last Man Standing (20th Television) 2.1 NC

3. Modern Family (20th Television) 1.4 NC

Two and a Half Men (WBDTD) 1.2 -8%

The Goldbergs(Sony) 1.2 -8%

Family Guy (20th Television) 1.1 -8%

Black-ish (Disney-ABC) 1.0 NC

Mike and Molly (WBDTD) 0.9 NC

Two Broke Girls (WBDTD) 0.9 NC

Seinfeld (Sony) 0.9 -10%


Dateline Weekly (NBCU) 3.5 +3%

Law & Order: SVU (NBCU) 1.4 NC

NCIS: New Orleans (CTD) 1.3 -7%

Chicago P.D. (NBCU) 1.1 NC

Law & Order: Criminal Intent (NBCU) 1.0 NC

Castle (Disney-ABC) 0.9 -18%

American Ninja Warrior (NBCU)

Madam Secretary (CTD) 0.9 NC

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