WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE Scores New Season Highs; Best Week in Nearly 2 Years

WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE Scores New Season Highs; Best Week in Nearly 2 YearsComing on the heels of its just-announced renewal through the 2017-18 season, WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE with Chris Harrison built to season highs during the first complete week of the new year (w/o 1/2/17), growing week to week in Households (+6% - 1.8 rating vs. 1.7 rating), Adults 25-54 (+20% - 0.6 rating vs. 0.5 rating) and Women 25-54 (+17% - 0.7 rating vs. 0.6 rating), and for the 4th straight week in Total Viewers (+5% - 2.526 million vs. 2.399 million). "Millionaire" scored its highest Household rating and most watched week overall in nearly 2 years - since w/o 3/23/15 and 3/2/15, respectively.

On average season to date (17 complete weeks), "Millionaire" is up the most among all first-run Syndicated game shows this season, surging by double digits across the board from the same point last season: +33% in Homes (1.6 rating vs. 1.2 rating), +32% in Total Viewers (2.247 million vs. 1.702 million) and +20% in Women 25-54 (0.6 rating vs. 0.5 rating).

About "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" The Emmy-nominated "Millionaire" airs across the country weekdays in national syndication. Go to MillionaireTV.com for time and channel. "Millionaire" is produced by Valleycrest Productions Ltd. and is distributed by Disney|ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution. James Rowley serves as executive producer.

Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live + Same Day Program Ratings, week of 1/2/17. Due to the holiday, Monday, 1/2/17 excluded from the averages


Photo credit: Ronda Churchill, Disney/ABC Home Entertainment and TV Distribution

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