‘Live With Kelly And Ryan’ Jumps To Lead the Talkers

It starts off the fall with its best rating in five months. Jeopardy and Family Feud tie for the overall No. 1 spot in syndication.

Live with Kelly and Ryan flourished in the first full week of fall, forging ahead to its highest rating since May and leading all talk shows for the 19th week in a row (including ties) in the session ending Oct. 2.

The Nielsens had Live spiking 7% to an 18-week high 1.6 live-plus-same-day national rating, while hitting a weekly best 1.8 for its Kim Kardashian interview on Sept. 26.

Dr. Phil came closest, clocking a steady second-place 1.4.

Most daytime shows were handicapped by extensive coverage of Hurricane Ian and its trail of destruction. Nevertheless, all three rookie talkers were gritty, holding their ground with Sherri, Jennifer Hudson and Karamo at a 0.7, 0.6 and 0.3, respectively.

The most-watched access magazines, Inside Edition and Entertainment Tonight, were both up 5%, to a 2.3 and a 2.1, respectively, with ET scoring its strongest stats in 20 weeks.

At the top of the chart, Jeopardy and Family Feud were tied at a 5.0, with Jeopardy flat and Feud picking up 4%.


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, +25%)

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) 1.6 +7%

Dr. Phil (CMV) 1.4 NC

The Kelly Clarkson Show (NBCU) 0.9 NC

The Kelly Clarkson Show (NBCU) 0.9 NC

Drew Barrymore (CMV) 0.8 NC

Tamron Hall (Disney-ABC) 0.7 NC

Rachael Ray (CMV) 0.7 +17%

Steve Wilkos (NBCU) 0.5 -17%

Maury (NBCU) 0.4 NC

Jerry Springer Combo (NBCU) 0.9 NC


Sherri (CMV) 0.7 NC

Jennifer Hudson (WBDTD) 0.6 NC

iCrime with Elizabeth Vargas (Trifecta) 0.5 NC

Pictionary (CMV) 0.4 -20%

We the People with Judge Lauren Lake (CF Entertainment) 0.3 NC

Karamo (NBCU) 0.3 NC


Judge Judy (CMV) 4.2 NC

Hot Bench(CMV) 1.2 NC

People’s Court (WBDTD) 0.7 NC

Judge Mathis (WBDTD) 0.6 +20%

Divorce Court (Fox First Run) 0.5 NC

Relative Justice (EW Media Group) 0.3 NC


Jeopardy (CMV) 5.0 NC

Family Feud (Debmar-Mercury/FMNA) 5.0 +4%

Wheel of Fortune (CMV) 4.7 +2%

You Bet Your Life (Fox First Run) 0.8 +14%

25 Words or Less (Fox First Run) 0.7 NC

Funny You Should Ask(Entertainment Studios) 0.4 +33%


Inside Edition (CMV) 2.3 +5%

Entertainment Tonight (CMV) 2.1 +5%

Access Hollywood (NBCU) 0.8 NC

TMZ (Fox First Run) 0.7 +17%

Extra (WBDTD) 0.6 NC

Dish Nation (Fox First Run) 0.2 NC


Big Bang Theory (WBDTD) 1.9 +6%

Last Man Standing (Disney-ABC) 0.9** -10%

Young Sheldon (WBDTD) 0.7 NC

Modern Family (Disney-ABC) 0.7 NC

Two and a Half Men (WBDTD) 0.7 NC

The Goldbergs(Sony) 0.6 NC

Family Guy (Disney-ABC) 0.6 -14%

Seinfeld (Sony) 0.6 NC

The Neighborhood (CMV) 0.5 NC

Mike and Molly (WBDTD)

Black-ish (Disney-ABC) 0.4 NC

American Housewife (Disney-ABC) 0.4 +33%


Dateline Weekly (NBCU) 3.5 NC

Law & Order: SVU (NBCU) 1.7 +6%

Chicago Fire (NBCU) 1.1 +10%

­­­Seal Team (CMV) 0.8 +14%

The Rookie (Disney-ABC) 0.8 +14%

Magnum P.I. (CMV) 0.7 -13%

Chicago P.D. (NBCU) 0.7 -30%

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BwayChris says:

October 12, 2022 at 3:47 pm

Most impressive is the performance of 3rd year talker, The Drew Barrymore Show. In the same frame in 2021 the then hour-long Drew Barrymore pulled a 0.5. This year, in its new 30 minute/2 ep format, the show is up to a 0.8, a 60% increase year-to-year.