Kelly Clarkson averaged an impressive 1.9 rating/6 share in the weighted metered markets for its premiere, which was syndication’s highest opener for a nationally cleared first-run show in seven years. Meanwhile, Tamron Hall scored a 1.4/5, which was the best bow for a talker in five years other than Clarkson’s.
In the week ending Aug. 25, Entertainment Tonight rose 4% from the prior frame to a 2.4 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating; Access improved 10% for both the week and the year; Extra shot up 11% to a nine-week high 1.0, while Daily Mail TV, already renewed for a third year, had the largest annual increase of all magazines with growth of 13% to a steady 0.9.
The victory in the session ending Aug. 18 marks a full decade at the top of all first-run programs for Judy and six straight years as syndication’s highest rated show overall.
It’s the only magazine to outperform its year-ago numbers, improving 10% from last year as well as strengthening 10% week to week.
It’s syndication’s top show despite being blacked out on DirecTV and AT&T’s U-verse in 14 markets including New York and Los Angeles.
The July 24 coverage caused massive preemptions and pulled ratings lower for most daytime shows in the session ending July 28.
In a slow summer week, Family Feud is the only first-run genre leader to post a weekly gain in the session ending July 21.
Most shows are down in the usually low viewing week that also had viewers flocking to the semifinal of the Women’s World Cup match. One bright spot was the true crime standout Dateline, which climbed 29%.
A third week of preemptions and competition from the increasingly popular Women’s World Cup meant few week-to-week gains in the session ending June 30. Inside Edition was one exception.
The session ending June 23 featured many shows registering gains from the previous week, some in the face of tough competition and preemptions from the Women’s World Cup.