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KATIE Leads Freshman Pack of Syndicated Talk Shows

KATIE Leads Freshman Pack of Syndicated Talk Shows

Based on National ratings for the week of December 31, 2012, "Katie" led the freshman pack of Syndicated talk shows, outdelivering runner-up "StEve Harvey" by double-digit margins in Households (+36% - 1.9 rating vs. 1.4 rating), Total Viewers (+26% - 2.498 million vs. 1.987 million) and Women 25-54 (+13% - 0.9 rating vs. 0.8 rating).

· "Katie" qualified as the No. 1 new talker for the 17th week in a row among Homes and Total Viewers. On average, "Katie" ranks as TV's top freshman Syndicated talk show in 3 years - since "Dr. Oz" in 2009.

· Building week to week by 6% in Households (1.9 rating vs. 1.8 rating), "Katie" marked its highest rating since The Middle of the November Sweep - since w/o 11/12/12.

· Ranked among all 18 Syndicated talk shows this season, newcomer "Katie" places among the top-tier across all key measures: Households (No. 6 - 1.9 rating), Total Viewers (No. 6 - 2.473 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 12/31/12. Season to date rankings based on National Most Current Program Ratings 9/10/12-01/06/13.

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