LIVE Ties 2nd Highes Rated Premiere Episode in Homes in 7 Years
On Tuesday, September 2, 2014, "LIVE with Kelly and Michael's" first live broadcast of the new 2014-15 Season improved over the prior season's first live show (on 9/3/13) by 7% in Households (2.9/11 vs. 2.7/10) in the 56 U.S. Metered Markets and by 18% in Women 25-54 (1.3/10 vs. 1.1/9) in the 25 LPM Markets. In fact, "LIVE" tied its 2nd-highest-rated live premiere episode in HHs in 7 years (since 2007), behind only the debut telecast of Kelly Ripa's and Michael Strahan's new partnership in 2012.
"LIVE with Kelly and Michael" ranked No. 1 in its hour in 9 of the Top 10 U.S. markets in Homes. Dominating in New York, "LIVE" delivered a winning 3.6/13 in Households, more than doubling its nearest competitor in its 9:00 a.m. time period (NBC's "Today Show" = 1.5/5).
"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, Weighted, U.S. Metered Market Live + Same Day Ratings (09/02/14).