Two Weeks In A Row For ‘Kelly And Ryan’
Although most daytime shows were shredded by massive preemptions for coronavirus news coverage throughout the session ending April 5, Live with Kelly and Ryan was a standout, holding on to almost all of its large increase in the previous frame and easily topping the talkers for a second straight week.
The morning show favorite improved 9% from last year at this time to a first-place 2.5 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating, and attracted a whopping average of more than 3.5 million viewers each day even though it aired only four original episodes during the week.
Season-to-date talk leader Dr. Phil was in reruns for part of the week and was hit with numerous preemptions, but nevertheless hung tough at a second-place 2.1.
Further back, Ellen DeGeneres dropped 6% to a 1.6 in third.
The only first-run strip with a double-digit gain was highly regarded rookie Tamron Hall, with a 10% leap to a 1.1 which matched the show’s biggest rating ever. In addition, it had its most-watched week yet, surging 19% over its season average to 1.485 million daily viewers.
Significantly, Tamron began featuring new segments originating from her home and focusing on COVID-19, in addition to encore features from previous shows.
Kelly Clarkson, the season’s overall No. 1 newcomer, was also sharp, holding its ground at a 1.3 despite being in repeats on all five days.
The runaway leader, by far, over all daytime shows was the incomparable Judge Judy with a 6.3, which was more than twice the rating of anything else in the daypart.
Elsewhere, Access Hollywood was the biggest upside mover among magazines with a 9% surge to a 1.2.
Inside Edition, which led the genre, was unchanged at a 3.2, finishing just ahead of sister show Entertainment Tonight, which rose 3% to a 3.1.
The week’s top-rated daytime talk shows in the women 25-54 demo were:
- Live with Kelly and Ryan (1.2, -8% from the week before)
- Dr. Phil (0.8, -11%), tied with Ellen DeGeneres (0.8, unchanged)
- Maury (0.7, unchanged)
- Kelly Clarkson (0.6, unchanged), tied with Steve Wilkos (0.6, +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) 2.5 -4%
Dr. Phil (CTD) 2.1 NC
Ellen DeGeneres (WBDTD) 1.6 -6%
Maury (NBCU) 1.2 NC
4. Rachael Ray (CTD) 1.2 +9%
Wendy Williams (Debmar-Mercury) 1.1 -8%
Dr. Oz (Sony) 1.1 -8%
Steve Wilkos (NBCU) 1.0 NC
The Real (WBDTD) 0.6 NC
The Doctors (CTD) 0.6 NC
Jerry Springer (NBCU) 0.3 -25%
The Kelly Clarkson Show (NBCU) 1.3 NC
25 Words or Less (CTD) 1.3 NC
Tamron Hall (Disney-ABC) 1.1 +10%
Judge Jerry (NBCU) 0.9 NC
America Says (Sony) 0.9 NC
Personal Injury Court (MGM) 0.5 -17%
Mel Robbins (Sony) 0.4 NC
Protection Court (Trifecta) 0.3 NC
Judge Judy (CTD) 6.3 -3%
Hot Bench(CTD) 2.2 -4%
People’s Court (WBDTD) 1.5 +7%
Judge Mathis (WBDTD) 1.0 NC
Divorce Court (20th Television) 0.8 NC
Caught in Providence (Debmar-Mercury) 0.5 NC
Jeopardy (CTD) 7.2 -1%
Family Feud (Debmar-Mercury/FMNA) 7.0 -1%
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 5.8 -19%
Funny You Should Ask(Entertainment Studios) 0.6 NC
Dateline M-F (NBCU) 1.2 -8%
Live PD: Police Patrol (Sony) 0.9 NC
Chicago P.D. (NBCU) 0.9 NC
Inside Edition (CTD) 3.2 NC
Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 3.1 +3%
TMZ (WBDTD) 1.2 NC
Access Hollywood (NBCU) 1.2 +9%
Extra (WBDTD) 1.1 -8%
Daily Mail TV (CTD) 0.9 NC
Celebrity Page (Trifecta) 0.2 NC
Big Bang Theory (WBDTD) 3.5 +3%
Last Man Standing (20th Television) 2.2 -4%
3. Modern Family (20th Television) 1.5 NC
Two and a Half Men (WBDTD) 1.4 NC
Family Guy (20th Television) 1.2 NC
The Goldbergs(Sony) 1.1 NC
Mike and Molly (WBDTD) 1.1 +10%
Seinfeld (Sony) 1.1 NC
Black-ish (Disney-ABC) 1.0 NC
Two Broke Girls (WBDTD) 1.0 NC
Mom (WBDTD) 1.0 NC
OFF-NET WEEKLY HOURS
Dateline Weekly (NBCU) 4.1 NC
Law & Order: SVU (NBCU) 2.1* +17%
NCIS: New Orleans (CTD) 1.4 -7%
Castle (Disney-ABC) 1.3 NC
Chicago P.D. (NBCU) 1.1 NC
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (NBCU) 1.1 NC