LIVE with Kelly and Michael is the Week's No. 1 Syndie Talker in Key Demo
During the week of May 26, 2014, "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" ranked as the No. 1 Syndicated talk show in Women 25-54 (1.5 rating), tied with "Ellen." Despite its early time periods with lower overall TV usage levels, "LIVE" beat "Ellen" by 8% in Households (2.7 rating vs. 2.5 rating) and by 9% in Total Viewers (3.617 million vs. 3.319 million) to rank No. 2 for the week. In fact, "LIVE" topped "Ellen" for the 12th time in the last 13 weeks in both Homes and Viewers.
On average for the 2013-14 season to date, "LIVE" stands as the No. 2 Syndicated talker in Households (2.9 rating) and Total Viewers (3.870 million), leading "Ellen" (2.7 rating and 3.769 million) in both Nielsen measures.
"LIVE" was up over the year-ago week for the 23rd week in a row in Households (+4%) and for the 29th straight week in Total Viewers (+6%).
"LIVE with Kelly and Michael" matches its top Household rating and is generating its biggest overall audience 39 weeks into a TV season in 7 years and is posting its strongest 39-week average in Women 25-54 in 6 years - since the 2006-07 and 2007-08 seasons, respectively. Up over the comparable weeks last season in Households (+12% - 2.9 rating vs. 2.6 rating), Total Viewers (+13% - 3.856 million vs. 3.410 million) and Women 25-54 (+7% - 1.6 rating vs. 1.5 rating), the year-to-year growth for "LIVE" is even more impressive considering its year-ago averages include the high-rated first weeks of Kelly and Michael as a new team.
"LIVE with Kelly and Michael" is distributed in national syndication by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. Produced by WABC-TV in New York and executive produced by Michael Gelman, "LIVE" airs in more than 200 markets across the U.S. Visit "LIVE" on the web at LIVEKellyandMichael.com, on Facebook, or follow "LIVE" on Twitter and Instagram, @KellyandMichael.
Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live + Same Day Program Ratings, weeks of 5/26/14, 5/19/14 & 5/27/13, 2013-14 season=9/9/13-5/28/14).