Wednesday, March 07, 2012

'Anderson' Ratings News for Week Ended February 26th

For the week ended February 26, 2012 ~

From Broadcasting & Cable

Syndication Ratings: Syndies Settle as Whitney Houston Media Storm Subsides
'Judge Judy,' 'Big Bang' tie to top syndication

CTD's Dr. Phil was the top talker for the 18th time this season, despite giving back 6% to a 3.2. In second place, Sony's Dr. Oz was flat at a 3.0. Disney-ABC's Live! with Kelly inched up 4% to a 2.8. NBCU's Maury edged ahead 4% to a 2.6. Warner Bros.' Ellen slid 4% to a 2.5. CTD's The Doctors held steady at its season-high 1.8. CTD's Rachael Ray remained at a 1.6. NBCU's Jerry Springer sank 6% to a 1.5, while NBCU's Steve Wilkos was flat at a 1.4. Sony's Nate Berkus also was steady at a 1.1, tying Debmar- Mercury's Wendy Williams, which weakened 8%.

Warner Bros.' newcomer Anderson fell 7% to a 1.4. Debmar-Mercury's Jeremy Kyle, another rookie first-run strip, was flat at a 0.7, while Entertainment Studios' We the People dropped 20% to a 0.4. CTD's Excused, a late-night dating show, was unchanged at a 0.7.
(All of the above are syndicated talk shows, to read the full article, please click on the link.)

TV By The Numbers Top 25 Syndicated Shows for comparison

Syndicated TV Ratings: 'Big Bang' 'Judge Judy' Edge 'Wheel of Fortune' for Top Honors; 'Dr Phil' Again Top Talker
Please click on link for list.

TV By The Numbers also posted this press release, March 6, 2012.

'Anderson' Celebrates 100 Episodes With Ratings Surge

NEW YORK, March 6, 2012 -- “Anderson,” the nationally syndicated TV talk show featuring CNN and “60 Minutes” correspondent Anderson Cooper as host, celebrated its 100 episode milestone with a ratings surge.

“Anderson,” distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, has shot up 27 percent in household rating since its September premiere, according to ratings released today by Nielsen Media Research. For the week ending February 26, 2012 “Anderson,” which premiered September 12, 2011, has soared to a 1.4 according to Nielsen. “Anderson” has been the number one rated first run freshman show in syndication in an unbroken, 24-week stretch since its premiere. According to the most recent Nielsen data, it leads its closest rookie first-run competitor by a margin of two-to-one.

Significantly, the week in which the 100th “Anderson” episode was broadcast included guests Janet Jackson and Courtney Cox. In addition, the show’s website featured exclusive video congratulations from entertainment luminaries such as actresses Katherine Heigl and Dolly Parton. The 100th episode of “Anderson” was seen on February 20.

This posting has left us slightly confused. While factually correct, the "27 percent in household rating since its September premiere" pretty much happened by the week ended September 27th. See last week's post which included a ratings chart, by clicking here. This week's 1.4 share is actually down from the last two weeks.... Anderson's 100th episode aired February 20th so maybe that's the reason for posting this now vs. when the episode aired and other publicity on the 100th episode appeared? You can see the post on the press at the time, by clicking here.

Speaking of Anderson's 100th episode; Anderson did a little backstage cam video ~

And his friend, Andy Cohen, taped a little message for him on hitting the show #100 milestone ~

AC360 Transcript
AC360 Podcast

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Anonymous said...

Sounds like spin to me. Terence tweeted the link to the TV By The Numbers' article last night. I guess if I left Dr. Oz's show to be the EP of 'Anderson' (all the oth EP's are now gone, he's pretty much it) - I'd be spinning, too, to save my job?

Despite the changes, despite the spin, the numbers don't lie. 'Anderson' isn't really growing an audience. Next year should be interesting with the five new talkers hitting the market.


Anonymous said...

Jenn you said a mouth full and you're right.
You should be in PR.