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KATIE Finishes as No. 1 Freshman Syndicated Talk Show for 16th Week

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Based on National ratings for the week of December 24, 2012, "Katie" continued to lead all freshman syndicated talk shows, outpacing runner-up "StEve Harvey" by wide margins in Households (+38% - 1.8 rating vs. 1.3 rating), Total Viewers (+37% - 2.583 million vs. 1.884 million) and Women 25-54 (+25% - 1.0 rating vs. 0.8 rating).

· "Katie" finished as the No. 1 new talk show for the 16th time in as many weeks among Homes and Total Viewers. On average, "Katie" is trending as TV's strongest new syndicated talk show in 3 years - since "Dr. Oz" in 2009.

· Growing its overall audience for the 4th week running (+8% - 2.583 million vs. 2.395 million), "Katie" pulled in its largest Total Viewer count in 6 weeks (since w/o 11/12/12) to deliver its 2nd-most-watched week ever.

· Of the 18 syndicated talk shows on the market this season, freshman "Katie" stands among the top-tier across all key measures: Households (No. 6 - 1.9 rating), Total Viewers (No. 6 - 2.469 million) and Women 25-54 (No. 6 - 1.0 rating).

"Katie" is executive-produced by Katie Couric and Michael Morrison and is distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. Co-executive producers are Kathy Samuels and Michael Bass and the program is directed by Joseph Terry.

Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live + Same Day Program Ratings, week of 12/24/12. Season to date rankings based on National Most Current Program Ratings 9/10/12-12/30/12.

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