Dr. Phil And Dr. Oz Aren’t Coronavirus Experts. So Why Are They Talking About It On TV News?

‘Dr. Phil’ Latest To Drop Studio Audiences

The show typically tapes with an audience of about 300 people at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles. The show expects to resume audience tapings the week of March 23, according to statement announcing the decision Tuesday.

Meet The Doctor Behind The ‘Dr. Phil’ Empire

Frank Lawlis is a longtime adviser and mentor to the King of Daytime TV, but his practices (including a device to treat mental illness) have been deemed potentially dangerous by the scientific community: “It’s predatory on people who are desperate.”


‘Judge Judy’ Tops Syndies In Strong Session

Judge Judy hit a five-week high, while five of the top six magazine shows also posted stellar results. Dr. Phil continued its 149th-week-in-a-row winning streak among talkers.

Phil McGraw Entends CTD Deal Through 2023

Phil McGraw, host and executive producer of Dr. Phil, has signed a new deal with CBS Television Distribution to continue the show through 2023. The extension adds three years onto McGraw’s current deal and will take the daytime talk show through its 21st season.

Dr. Phil To Launch Interview Podcast

Dr. Phil Denies Allegations Against His Staff

Daytime host Phil McGraw has fired back at a report alleging that staffers on his show “Dr. Phil” helped guests with addiction problems acquire drugs and alcohol in an effort to drive onscreen drama. A joint investigation by The Boston Globe and the website Stat found multiple alleged incidents in which the show endangered guests.

Guests: ‘Dr. Phil’ Staff Put Their Health At Risk

America’s best-known television doctor presents himself as a crusader for recovery who rescues people from their addictions — and even death. But in its pursuit of ratings, the syndicated Dr. Phil show has put at risk the health of some of those guests it purports to help, according to people who have been on the show and addiction experts.

‘Dr. Phil’ Production Company Sues Ex-Employee


Dr. Phil On Tap At PromaxBDA Station Summit

Dr. Phil Tops Ellen As Highest Paid TV Host

A multi-million dollar paycheck — that’s just what the doctor ordered. Daytime TV’s straight-talking Southerner is this year’s highest-paid host, banking $88 million pretax in Forbes’ 12-month scoring period, ahead of second-ranked Ellen DeGeneres ($75 million) and American Idol’s Ryan Seacrest (No. 3, $55 million).

‘Dr. Phil’ Season Premiere To Feature Burke Ramsey

Dr. Phil will start its 15th season next month with a three-part interview with Burke Ramsey, older brother of JonBenet Ramsey, the show’s syndicator, CBS Television Distribution, announced on Monday. The show is ballyhooing the interview as an “exclusive” interview that will reveal “shocking, never-before-heard details” about the 1996 murder of 6-year-old JonBenet in her family’s home […]

Dr. Phil Partners With AARP’s Life Reimagined

Life Reimagined, a nonprofit subsidiary of AARP, today announced a new collaboration with Dr. Phil McGraw, marking the first time Dr. Phil’s approach to helping people reflect, evaluate priorities and take action to live their best lives, is available in a customized, interactive digital platform. “Each one of us is made up of a combination […]

CBS Orders Scripted Dr. Phil Pilot

Dr. Phil Sued By Ex-Staffer Claiming False Imprisonment

The Doctor Is In For At Least 5 More Years

Phil McGraw signs a new deal with CBS that will extend his top-rated syndicated talker through 2020.

Daily Mail In Series Bid With ‘Dr. Phil’ Team

The Daily Mail is looking to bring its distinct brand of tabloid journalism to television in the U.S. The British print and digital news dynamo is said to have struck a deal with Jay McGraw’s Stage 29 Prods. to develop a syndicated newsmagazine strip that would draw on the Mail’s considerable editorial resources and online reach.

Dr. Phil’s Nick Gordon Show Hits Series High

The bizarre appearance by Bobbi Kristina Brown’s boyfriend Nick Gordon on Wednesday’s episode of Dr. Phil was a ratings blockbuster for the syndicated offering, delivering a season high, according to preliminary numbers. The episode, during which Gordon admitted to alcohol and prescription drug abuse, netted a 3.9 rating/11 share in metered market numbers

What’s Hot And What’s Not In Syndication

New talk show The Real is doing well with younger women but Meredith Vieira is struggling, as did prior shows starring former Today co-hosts.

Stiviano Interview Drives Up ‘Dr. Phil’ Ratings

Dr. Phil’s hour-long interview Wednesday, May 21, with V. Stiviano, the 31-year old woman at the center of the Donald Sterling scandal, drew a big crowd and sent ratings for the top talker sharply higher. Overnight household ratings for Wednesday’s Dr. Phil Show jumped 73% from its average lead-in and 22% from its May 2013 […]

‘Phil’ Bags Big Ratings With Knight Interview

TV’s most popular daytime talkshow, Dr. Phil, only padded its advantage this week with big numbers for its exclusive interview with one of the three young Cleveland women who returned home earlier this year after being held captive more than a decade.


WKYC To Re-Air Dr. Phil’s Michelle Knight Interview

Cleveland Kidnapping Victim to Appear on ‘Dr. Phil’


Judge Judy’s 18th Season Posts Strong Debut

Judge Judy experiences 13% increase over last year’s debut, and was the week’s highest rated syndicated show in the week ending Sept. 15. Talk shows also continued to post strong ratings. Dr. Phil was No. 1 in households with a 12% bump over last year. Live with Kelly & Michael was up 13%.

Dr. Phil To Guest-Host ‘The View’ In Premiere Week

Dr. Phil Sues Gawker For Copyright Infringement

Dr. Phil To Interview Alleged Girlfriend Hoaxer

A Dr. Phil Show spokesperson confirmed on Friday the interview with Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, the man accused of creating an online persona of a nonexistent woman who Te’o said he fell for without ever meeting face-to-face. The interview is scheduled to air Thursday, Jan. 31, and Friday, Feb. 1.

‘Dr. Phil’ Renewed For Three More Years

CBS Television Stations are among the first to extend the hit talk show through 2017.


Improved Ratings Power ‘Dr. Phil’ Renewals

As CBS Television Distribution is negotiating renewals for the No. 1 syndicated talker, it’s finding stations are eager to lock in the show that’s enjoying a renaissance among viewers. CBS expects to wrap up the renewals — three-year deals through 2016-17 — by the time the NATPE conference gets underway in Miami on Jan. 28.

Police: Man Talked To ‘Dr. Phil’ Before Confessing

HOUSTON (AP) — A man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend in Houston and then driving hundreds of miles to dump her body in a West Texas oil field taped an interview about the case with the “Dr. Phil” show two days before confessing to investigators, police said Monday. Mark Augustin Castellano, a 37-year-old computer technician, […]


‘Dr. Phil’ A Standout In A Slow Syndie Week

The good doctor was the only first-run daytime strip to post some ratings growth in the week ending June 10.


Dr. Phil’s Rx: Less Sensation, More Advice

Last fall, Dr. Phil used the Penn State scandal to address sexual abuse of children.With ratings in a slump, Dr. Phil and his producers decided to focus more on topical subjects that women can use to deal with real-life issues. It was a good move. His show has taken over the top talker spot that was occupied by Oprah before she left syndication for cable. But things could change when some formidable new competition takes to the airwaves this fall.


Life After Oprah: Talkers Strong In Week One

In the week ending Sept. 18, Dr. Phil started its 10th season with a 3.9 rating – a 63% increase from the week before – its highest season premiere since 2004. Dr. Oz came in second with a 2.9 season premiere week, up 61% from the week before. And Ellen’s rating climbed 53% percent from the previous week to 2.3, making it her strongest season premiere ever.

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KCNC Denver Dropping 4 P.M. Newscast

The CBS O&O is pulling the plug on its 4 p.m. newscast, trading local TV journalism for syndicated entertainment fare. The last edition of CBS4 News at 4 will air Sept. 2. The timeslot will be given over to Dr. Phil​ beginning Sept. 5. The newscast had launched this summer to fill the void left by The Oprah Winfrey Show but never found an audience.

Dr. Phil Gets Interview With Casey Anthony Parents


KYW Philadelphia Moving ‘Dr. Phil’ To 4 P.M.

The doctor will replace Oprah on the CBS O&O beginning May 26 and will be followed by an hour-long newscast.