WEEKLY SYNDICATION RATINGS ROUNDUP

Kidnap Victim Exclusive Drives ‘Dr. Phil’

The two-part interview with Michelle Knight sends Phil’s ratings up 16% in the week ending Nov. 10 to a new season high. A number of other shows also tied or topped their season-best ratings.

Ratings for Dr. Phil skyrocketed in the session ending Nov. 10, a week that included an average 5.5 million viewers for Phil’s two-part exclusive with “Miracle in Cleveland” kidnapping survivor Michelle Knight. Phil, which has been No. 1 in talk for a dozen weeks in a row, opened up its biggest lead over the field this season with its strongest ratings in more than two years.

Other talkers beside Phil posting new season highs were Ellen and Steve Wilkos, the latter of which will celebrate its 1,000th episode on Friday. Dr. Oz, Steve Harvey, Rachael Ray, Wendy Williams, Jerry Springer and The Doctors all matched their previous season highs.

Harvey and Wendy had the largest year-to-year gains with increases of 38% and 40%, respectively.

Among the talk show newcomers, Queen Latifah finished in first place for the seventh time after being reprocessed in the prior week, while Bethenny equaled its season high in households, led all rookies among women 25-54 and won its time periods among women 18-34 in three of the top six markets.

In access, Entertainment Tonight set the pace among magazines with a new season high, while Extra had the sharpest week-to-week improvement and grew 13% from last year. Access Hollywood also jumped 13% year to year.

At the head of the overall syndication list, Judge Judy notched a new season high.

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The week’s top nationally rated daytime talk shows in the women 25-54 demo were:

  • Dr. Phil (2.1, up 24% from the week before)
  • Ellen (1.9, unchanged)
  • Live with Kelly and Michael (1.7, -6%)
  • Maury (1.3, +8%)
  • Dr. Oz (1.2, unchanged)
  • Steve Harvey (1.1, unchanged), tied with Wendy Williams (1.1, unchanged)
  • Steve Wilkos (0.9, +13%), tied with Katie (0.9, -10%)
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In the household rating rankings that follow, * indicates a new season high rating; ** indicates a new season low; % change is from the previous week; NC indicates no change from the previous week.

TALK SHOWS

1. Dr. Phil (CTD) 3.6* +16%

2. Ellen (WBDTD) 3.0* +3%

3. Live with Kelly and Michael (Disney-ABC) 2.8 -7%

4. Dr. Oz (Sony) 2.2 NC

5. Maury (NBCU) 2.0 +5%

6. Katie (Disney-ABC) 1.8 NC

6. Steve Harvey (NBCU) 1.8 NC

8. Rachael Ray (CTD) 1.4 NC

8. Wendy Williams (Debmar-Mercury) 1.4 NC

8. Steve Wilkos (NBCU) 1.4* +8%

11. Jerry Springer (NBCU) 1.2 NC

11. The Doctors (CTD) 1.2 +9%

13. Queen Latifah (Sony) 1.0 NA

14. Bethenny (WBDTD) 0.9 NC

15. Arsenio (CTD) 0.7 NC

16. The Test (CTD) 0.6 NC

17. Trisha (NBCU) 0.5 NC

18. The Better Show (Meredith) 0.2 NC

FRESHMEN TALKERS

1. Queen Latifah (Sony) 1.0  NA

2. Bethenny (WBDTD) 0.9 NC

3. Arsenio (CTD) 0.7 NC

4. The Test (CTD) 0.6 NC

COURT SHOWS

1. Judge Judy (CTD) 7.4* +3%

2. People’s Court (WBDTD) 1.8 NC

3. Judge Alex (Twentieth) 1.6 NC

3. Judge Mathis (WBDTD) 1.6* +7%

5. Divorce Court (Twentieth) 1.5 -6%

6. Paternity Court (MGM) 0.9 +13%

MAGAZINE SHOWS

1. Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 3.9* +3%

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2. Inside Edition (CTD) 3.0 NC

3. TMZ (WBDTD) 1.9 +6%

4. Access Hollywood (NBCU) 1.8 NC

5. Extra (WBDTD) 1.7 +13%

6. OMG! Insider (CTD) 1.5 NC

7. Right This Minute (MGM) 1.1* +10%

8. Dish Nation (Twentieth) 1.0 +11%

9. America Now (Trifecta) 0.3 NC

10. OK! TV (Trifecta) 0.2 NC

GAME SHOWS

1. Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 7.2 NC

2. Jeopardy (CTD) 6.5* +3%

3. Family Feud (Debmar-Mercury) 5.0* +4%

4. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (Disney-ABC) 2.2 NC

OFF-NET SITCOMS

1. Big Bang Theory (WBDTD) 6.5* +10%

2. Modern Family (Twentieth) 4.6* +2%

3. Two and a Half Men (WBDTD) 3.8 +3%

4. Family Guy (Twentieth) 3.0 +3%

5. How I Met Your Mother (Twentieth) 2.2 +5%

6. The Cleveland Show (Twentieth) 2.0 +5%

7. King of the Hill (Twentieth) 1.8 +6%

7. Friends (WBDTD) 1.8 +13%

9. Seinfeld (Sony) 1.6 -6%

10. Rules of Engagement (Sony) 1.5 -6%

11. The Middle (WBDTD) 1.4 -7%

12. Community (Sony) 0.4 NC

ROOKIE OFF-NET SITCOMS

1. Modern Family (Twentieth) 4.6* +2%

2. The Cleveland Show (Twentieth) 2.0 +5%

3. The Middle (WBDTD) 1.4 -7%

4. Community (Sony) 0.4 NC

OFF-NET WEEKLY HOURS

1. Law & Order: Criminal Intent (NBCU) 4.6 -2%

2. Law & Order: SVU (NBCU) 3.4 -11%

3. House (NBCU) 3.2 +14%

4. Criminal Minds (CTD) 1.9 -17%

4. Castle (Disney-ABC) 1.9 -17%

4. CSI Miami (CTD) 1.9 -10%

4. The Closer (WBDTD) 1.9 NC


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