Strahan Breaks Silence On ‘Live’ Departure

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.

‘Live!’ With Michael, ‘Steve’ Off To Fast Starts

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.