‘Entertainment Tonight’ Takes A Ratings Leap To Tie ‘Inside Edition’ For The Top Magazine Slot

It surged 16% from the previous frame to a five-week high 2.2 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating in the week ending May 8.

Entertainment Tonight made the biggest upward move among magazines as May got under in the session ending May 8. The star-studded series surged 16% from the previous frame to a five-week high 2.2 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating, and caught up to Inside Edition at the top of the newsmaker chart.

Edition picked up 5%, while Access Hollywood took over the No. 3 slot, spiking 14% to a 0.8 in households and improving 33% in the key women 25-54 demo.

In daytime, the big talkers had plenty of positive things to say. Dr. Phil and Live with Kelly and Ryan each shot up 7% to a 1.6 and stayed deadlocked in first place for a third straight week.

Epic talk show Ellen DeGeneres, in its 19th and final season, continued to create excitement, jumping 11% both week to week and year over year to a 1.0. After hosting more than 4,000 guests, Ellen will preside over the show’s last original episode on May 26.

And not to be outdone, Tamron Hall flourished with a 17% spike to a 0.7.

Nielsen also gave a big nod to Judge Judy as syndicated television’s supreme court climbed 7% to 4.6 verdict.


The access game shows continued to be led by Jeopardy, which added 9% to a 5.8.

The top talk shows for the week among women 25-54 were:

  • Live with Kelly and Ryan (0.6, unchanged from the week before)
  • Dr. Phil (0.5, unchanged)

In the household rating rankings that follow, % change is from the previous week; * indicates a new season-high rating; ** indicates a new season low; NC indicates no change from the previous week; NA means not applicable.


Dr. Phil (CMV) 1.6 +7%

Live with Kelly and Ryan (Disney-ABC) 1.6 +7%

Ellen DeGeneres (WBDTD) 1.0 +11%

The Kelly Clarkson Show (NBCU) 0.9 NC

Maury (NBCU) 0.7 NC

Wendy Williams (Debmar-Mercury) 0.7 NC

Rachael Ray (CMV) 0.7 NC

Tamron Hall (Disney-ABC) 0.7 +17%

Steve Wilkos (NBCU) 0.6 NC

Drew Barrymore (CMV) 0.5 NC

The Good Dish (Sony) 0.4 NC

Nick Cannon (CMV) 0.3 -25%

Jerry Springer (NBCU) 0.3 NC

The Real (WBDTD) 0.3 NC

The Doctors (CMV) 0.2 NC


Judge Judy (CMV) 4.6 +7%

Hot Bench(CMV) 1.4 NC

People’s Court (WBDTD) 0.7 NC

Judge Mathis (WBDTD) 0.6 +20%

Judge Jerry (NBCU) 0.4 NC

Divorce Court (Fox First Run) 0.4 -20%

Relative Justice (EW Media Group) 0.3 NC


Jeopardy (CMV) 5.8 +9%

Wheel of Fortune (CMV) 5.0 +14%

Family Feud (Debmar-Mercury/FMNA) 5.3 +2%

You Bet Your Life (Fox First Run) 0.8 NC

25 Words or Less (Fox First Run) 0.7 -13%

Funny You Should Ask(Entertainment Studios) 0.4 NC


Inside Edition (CMV) 2.2 +5%

Entertainment Tonight (CMV) 2.2 +16%

Access Hollywood (NBCU) 0.8 +14%

TMZ (Fox First Run) 0.7 NC

Extra (WBDTD) 0.6 NC

Daily Mail TV (CMV) 0.5 NC

Dish Nation (Fox First Run) 0.2 NC


Big Bang Theory (WBDTD) 2.0 +5%

Last Man Standing (Disney-ABC) 1.2 NC

Young Sheldon (WBDTD) 0.9 NC

The Goldbergs(Sony) 0.8 +14%

Modern Family (Disney-ABC) 0.7 NC

Two and a Half Men (WBDTD) 0.7 -13%

Family Guy (Disney-ABC) 0.7 NC

Seinfeld (Sony) 0.6 NC

Mike and Molly (WBDTD) 0.5 +25%

Black-ish (Disney-ABC) 0.5 NC


Dateline Weekly (NBCU) 3.8 +9%

Chicago P.D. (NBCU) 1.3 +18%

Chicago Fire (NBCU) 1.1 NC

Monk (NBCU) 1.1 +22%

Law & Order: SVU (NBCU) 1.1 NC

Bull (CNV) 0.9 NC

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