Monday, December 24: Co-Host Gayle King, A Very Merry 'Anderson Live' Holiday Special and Pat & Gina Neely
Tuesday, December 25: 'Double Co-Host Day' with Kathie Lee Gifford & Hoda Kotb and 'Twilight' Star Ashley Greene
Wednesday, December 26: Viewer Co-Host Challenge Winner and Cast of 'The Hobbit'
Thursday, December 27: Co-Host Cyndi Lauper, Jon Cryer and CMT's 'Bayou Billionaires'
Friday, December 28: Co-Host Keke Palmer, Stephen Colbert and 'My Shopping Addiction'
Ratings for the week ended December 9th ~
From Broadcasting & Cable:
Syndication Ratings: 'Ellen' Gets Early Holiday GiftShow climbs to second place among talkers, leads among women 25-54
Syndies softened in the week ended Dec. 9, with many shows in repeats as the country headed into the holiday season. Bucking the downtrend was Warner Bros.' Ellen, which scored its highest ratings since the week of Feb. 8, 2010, nearly three years ago, and moved up to second place among the talkers behind only CBS Television Distribution's Dr. Phil. Ellen, which has been rejuvenated in its tenth season, climbed to a 2.8 live plus same day household rating, according to Nielsen Media Research. That's up 8% for the week and 12% for the year, marking the biggest year-over-year increase of all the talk shows. In addition, Ellen grew 6% to a first-place 1.8 in the key women 25-54 demographic, beating even typical leader Dr. Phil. Ellen's week of originals featured the kick-off of 12 days of giveaways as well as appearances from celebrities such as Gerard Butler, Drew Barrymore, Glee's Cory Monteith, Extra's Mario Lopez and The Voice's Christina Aguilera.
The top talker, Dr. Phil, averaged a 3.0, down 3% from the prior week and flat compared to last year at the time.
In third place, Disney-ABC's Live! with Kelly and Michael dipped 4% for the week and 7% for the year to a 2.5. Sony Pictures Television's Dr. Oz was steady for the week at a 2.4, but down 14% from last year. NBCUniversal's Maury yielded 8% for the week and was off 4% from last year to a 2.2. CTD's Rachael Ray was the only veteran talker besides Ellen to grow from the prior week, advancing 8% to a 1.4 for the week, although dropping 13% from last year.
NBCU's Steve Wilkos fell back 13% for the week to a 1.3, tying NBCU's Jerry Springer, which declined 7%. CTD's The Doctors dropped 14% for the week to a new season-low 1.2. Debmar-Mercury's Wendy Williams fell 8% to a 1.1. Warner Bros.' Anderson Live! was flat at a 1.0. Debmar-Mercury's Jeremy Kyle eroded 17% for the week a 0.5.
Disney-ABC's Katie was the only rookie talker to climb from the prior week, adding 6% to a 1.8. NBCU's Steve Harvey fell back 13% from its series-high of the prior week to a 1.3. CTD's Jeff Probst, which also hit a series high in the previous week, was off 13% to a 0.7, tying Twentieth's Ricki Lake, which was flat. NBCU's Trisha retreated one-tenth of a point or 20% to a 0.4. (To read the complete article, please click on the above link.)
NOTE: For the same week list year, 'Anderson' had a 1.4 HH rating.