Monday, November 26: Co-Host Alexa Chung, Country Music Legend Kenny Rogers and Human Lie Detector Reveals Top 3 Ways to Catch a Liar in the Act (Janine Driver) (repeat)
Tuesday, November 27: Co-Host Jane Velez-Mitchell, 'Half-Ton Killer' 1,100-Pound Woman Confesses to Murder and Celebrity Mystery Guest (repeat)
Wednesday, November 28: Co-Host 'Grey's Anatomy' Star Sara Ramirez, Extreme Cheapskates, 'Scandal' Star Kerry Washington and Cynthia Nixon (repeat)
Thursday, November 29: Co-Host Lisa Ling and Anderson Live' Investigates: New Designer Drug Trend 'Smiles' (repeat)
Friday, November 30: Co-Host Gabrielle Union , Ripley's Believe It or Not Record Holders and Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan (repeat)
Ratings for the week ended November 11 ~
From Broadcasting and Cable:
Syndication Ratings: Syndies Thankful for Daylight Savings Darker days bring gifts of season-best ratings
The arrival of daylight savings -- and darker, colder days -- meant a marked increase in the performance of most syndicated shows in the week ended Nov. 11, with many programs turning in season- or series-highs.
Ratings for the prior week ended Nov. 4, was broken out by Nielsen. That's due to preemptions and power outages due to Superstorm Sandy, which hit the East Coast on Oct. 29. To be "broken out" that means that any show that lost 10% or more of its coverage - and that was all nationally-cleared shows in that week -- did not have its ratings counted in its average for the week. Shows were measured in all available markets, however.
As a result, this week's shows will be measured against their performance of two weeks ago, which was the week ended Oct. 28.
CBS Television Distribution's Dr. Phil continued to dominate the talkers for the 8th consecutive week, hitting a season-high 3.2, up 7% from two weeks prior. Phil also was tops among women 25-54, jump 12% to a 1.9.
Disney-ABC's Live! with Kelly and Michael came in second, with its best performance since its season premiere, when Strahan was finally named Regis Philbin's successor and Kelly Ripa's permanent co-host. Compared to two weeks earlier, Live! grew 12% to a 2.8, matching its season high.
In third place, Warner Bros.' Ellen scored a new season-high 2.6, marking an 8% increase. Sony's Dr. Oz picked up 9% to also hit a new season-high 2.5, and narrowed the margin that the show has declined year to year, dropping just 7% from last year at this time.
The top-ten talker with the biggest improvement from two weeks earlier was NBCUniversal's Maury, which jumped 14% to a new season-high 2.4 and led the category among women 18-49 with a 1.6 and women 18-34 with a 1.4.
CTD's Rachael Ray ramped up 7% to a 1.5. NBCU's Steve Wilkos also advanced 7% to a new season-best 1.5, tying Rachael and clocking the largest year-to-year gain of any talk show, adding 15%.
CTD's The Doctors held steady at a 1.4, tying NBCU's Jerry Springer, which spiked 8%.
Warner Bros.' Anderson Live! -- the host of which, CNN's Anderson Cooper, is currently covering the hostilities in the Middle East from the Gaza Strip -- slipped 9% to a 1.0, tying Debmar-Mercury's Wendy Williams, which was flat. Debmar-Mercury's Jeremy Kyle gained one-tenth of a ratings point, or 20%, to a new season-high 0.6.
Among the rookies, Disney-ABC's Katie earned a 1.8, off 5% from two weeks ago. NBCU's Steve Harvey added 8% to return to its steady season-average 1.3. CTD's Jeff Probst, Twentieth's Ricki Lake and NBCU's Trisha all held firm at a 0.7, 0.7 and 0.5, respectively. (Please click on the above link to read the entire post.)
NOTE: That while it states Anderson "is currently covering the hostilities in the Middle East from the Gaza Strip" the ratings for this post were for two weeks prior, when Anderson was hosting 'Anderson Live.' Also, for those interested, in the same week last year 'Anderson' had a 1.3HH rating.