Good Week For Entertainment Magazines
Entertainment magazines were the ratings stars in an otherwise tepid session ending May 30.
Shrugging off preemptions in some West Coast markets for coverage of the mass shooting near Silicon Valley on May 26, Entertainment Tonight rose 5% from the prior frame to a 2.1 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating. Access Hollywood accelerated 11% to a 1.0 and Extra exploded for a 17% increase to a 0.7, tying TMZ for the first time since Dec. 20, 2020.
Elsewhere, major game shows were all flat to down. Family Feud dipped 2% to a 5.4, but got by daytime champ Judge Judy for first place overall. Judy was the second-highest show on the chart with a steady 5.2.
Coming in third was Jeopardy, which featured the conclusion of its two-week “Tournament of Champions” annual event, but was unchanged at a 5.1.
Wheel of Fortune was next, skidding 4% to a 4.8.
Among talk shows, Live with Kelly and Ryan preserved its 1.7 and continued to rule with Dr. Phil right behind, hanging tough at a 1.6.
Also worthy of mention, renewed rookie Drew Barrymore held its ground at a 0.5 despite airing encore episodes all week.
The top talk shows for the week among women 25-54 were:
- Live with Kelly and Ryan (0.7, unchanged from the week before)
- Dr. Phil (0.6, unchanged)
- Kelly Clarkson (0.4, unchanged), tied with Ellen DeGeneres (0.4, unchanged), Wendy Williams (0.4, -20%) and Maury (0.4, -20%)
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.
Live with Kelly and Ryan (Disney-ABC) 1.7 NC
Dr. Phil (CMV) 1.6 NC
Ellen DeGeneres (WBDTD) 1.0 +11%
Maury (NBCU) 1.0 NC
Wendy Williams (Debmar-Mercury) 1.0 +11%
The Kelly Clarkson Show (NBCU) 0.9 NC
Rachael Ray (CMV) 0.8 +14%
Tamron Hall (Disney-ABC) 0.8 NC
Steve Wilkos (NBCU) 0.7 NC
Dr. Oz (Sony) 0.6 NC
The Real (WBDTD) 0.3 NC
The Doctors (CMV) 0.2 NC
Jerry Springer (NBCU) 0.2 NC
Drew Barrymore (CMV) 0.5 NC
Judge Judy (CMV) 5.2 NC
Hot Bench(CMV) 1.5 NC
People’s Court (WBDTD) 0.8 NC
Judge Mathis (WBDTD) 0.6 NC
Judge Jerry (NBCU) 0.6 NC
Divorce Court (20th Television) 0.6 NC
Protection Court (Trifecta) 0.2 NC
Family Feud (Debmar-Mercury/FMNA) 5.4 -2%
Jeopardy (CMV) 5.1 NC
Wheel of Fortune (CMV) 4.8 -4%
25 Words or Less (CMV) 0.8 NC
Funny You Should Ask(Entertainment Studios) 0.4 NC
Inside Edition (CMV) 2.2 +5%
Entertainment Tonight (CMV) 2.1 +5%
Access Hollywood (NBCU) 1.0 +11%
TMZ (WBDTD) 0.7 -13%
Extra (WBDTD) 0.7 +17%
Daily Mail TV (CMV) 0.5 -17%
Dish Nation (Trifecta) 0.3 NC
Big Bang Theory (WBDTD) 2.4 NC
Last Man Standing (Disney-ABC) 1.7 NC
Two and a Half Men (WBDTD) 1.0 NC
Modern Family (Disney-ABC) 0.9 -10%
The Goldbergs(Sony) 0.9 NC
Family Guy (Disney-ABC) 0.8 -11%
Seinfeld (Sony) 0.8 NC
Mike and Molly (WBDTD) 0.7 NC
Black-ish (Disney-ABC) 0.7 NC
Two Broke Girls (WBDTD) 0.7 -13%
Mom (WBDTD) 0.7 NC
OFF-NET WEEKLY HOURS
Dateline Weekly (NBCU) 3.9 +8%
Law & Order: SVU (NBCU) 1.7 +6%
Chicago P.D. (NBCU) 1.2 -8%
Monk (NBCU) 1.2* +50%
NCIS (CMV) 1.0 +11%
NCIS: New Orleans (CMV) 1.0 NC