With preemptions from the U.S. Open Tennis final on CBS, Monday wasn’t a normal debut day for the new season of syndicated fare. Among those affected were the newcomer Anderson and returning Dr. Oz and Ellen.
New and returning syndicated daytime shows got off to an atypical start on Monday, Sept. 12, due to the rain-delayed final of the U.S. Open Tennis Championships. That meant that CBS affiliates preempted their normal schedules for tennis.
Nevertheless, here are some first-day numbers supplied by the syndicators:
Anderson, from Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution — 1.3 household rating. That was even with its lead-in of 1.2/4 and down from its year-ago time period average of 1.5/4. The premiere episode was preempted in three markets and aired against the US Open game in New York, San Francisco and Boston (among others).
Dr. Oz, from Sony Pictures Television — 3.8 household rating. That matched its best single-day rating ever and was up 36% from its 2.8 year-ago premiere.
Ellen, from Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution — 2.6 household rating. This was well over its 2.0 year-ago average and the show maintained the year-ago time period share that was held then by Oprah in the eight markets in which it replaced Oprah.