KATIE Ranks as No. 1 Among All Freshman Syndicated Talk Shows
Based on National ratings for the week of December 10, 2012, "KATIE ranked No. 1 among all freshman syndicated talk shows with Total Viewers (2.388 million) and Households (1.8 rating). Leading runner-up "StEve Harvey" (1.4 rating and 1.930 million) by strong margins in Homes (+29%) and Total Viewers (+24%), "Katie" stood as the top new talker for the 14th consecutive week. Overall, "Katie" qualifies as TV's strongest new syndicated talk show in 3 years - since "Dr. Oz" in 2009.
Building for the 2nd week in a row (+5% - 2.388 million vs. 2.283 million), "Katie" drew its biggest audience in 4 weeks with its 2nd-most-watched week since October - since w/o 11/12/12 and 10/22/12, respectively. In addition, the show retained 100% of its week-earlier delivery with Households and all key Women (W18-34/W18-49/W25-54).
Out of 18 total talk shows in the syndicated market this season, newcomer "Katie" stands among the top-tier across all key measures, including Households (No. 6 - 1.9 rating), Total Viewers (No. 6 - 2.462 million) and Women 25-54 (No. 6 - 1.0 rating).
"Katie" is executive-produced by Katie Couric and Jeff Zucker 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 12/10/12. Season to date rankings based on National Most Current Program Ratings.
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