Four years after tendering his resignation as Kelly Ripa’s Live co-host, Michael Strahan is setting the record straight about the circumstances surrounding his stormy departure and his rumored rift with Ripa.
Debuts of Live! with new co-host Michael Strahan and Steve Harvey scored big in the overnight Nielsens. Live! was up 44% in total households from its year-ago performance when Regis Philbin was still co-hosting, from a 2.7 rating and 9 share to a 3.9/13. Meanwhile, Harvey was up 50% in total households from the year-earlier time period, from a 1.0/3 to a 1.5/4. It was up 25% from its lead-in, from 1.2/4 to a 1.5/4.