Reality star Caroline Manzo co-hosts with Anderson and tackles the latest and hottest headlines.
Tuesday, Dec. 4
Christie Brinkley and Gilles Marini
Christie Brinkley (Jack and Jill) joins Anderson as a co-host to discuss her upcoming projects. Plus, actor Gilles Marini (DANCING WITH THE STARS) stops by for a visit.
Meghan McCain and James Van Der Beek
Columnist and author Megan McCain returns as Anderson’s co-host to weigh in on current headlines. Plus, James Van Der Beek (DAWSON’S CREEK) reveals his celebrity crush.
Thursday, Dec. 6
Stacy London and makeup expert Bobbi Brown
Fashion expert Stacy London co-hosts with Anderson and talks about her new book The Truth About Style. Plus, Makeup artist Bobbi Brown shares instant beauty fixes.
Friday, Dec. 7
Lisa Rinna and Melissa Benoist
Actress Lisa Rinna (MELROSE PLACE) joins Anderson as co-host to chat about the latest headlines, plus actress Melissa Benoist (Tennessee) talks about how she got her big break.
Ratings for week ended November 18th ~
From Broadcasting & Cable:
Syndication Ratings: In the Heart of Sweeps, Season Highs Are the Norm'Katie,' 'Steve Harvey,' 'Dr. Phil,' 'Ellen' all mark season bests
Heading into the November sweep's final stretch, many syndicated shows -- including Disney-ABC's Katie, NBCUniversal's Steve Harvey and CBS Television Distribution's Dr. Phil -- hit new season highs.
Five of the top eight talkers and four of the seven magazines all notched personal bests in the week ended Nov. 18, with the November sweep coming to a close on Nov. 21. Among the closely-watched rookies, Disney-ABC's Katie beat its debut number with a series-high 2.1 live plus same day rating in households, according to Nielsen Media Research. That was up 17% from the prior week, and the biggest week-to-week improvement of any talk show. Katie also equaled its best numbers among all the key female demos.
Meanwhile, NBCUniversal's Steve Harvey advanced 8% to its own season-best 1.4, and jumped 11% among women 25-54 to a 1.0, only trailing Katie by one-tenth of a point in daytime's key demographic.
Among the rest of the rookies, CBS Television Distribution's Jeff Probst, Twentieth's Ricki Lake and NBCU's Trisha all were on par with the prior session at a 0.7, 0.7 and 0.5, respectively.
CTD's top talker, Dr. Phil, hit a new season-high 3.3, up 3% both for the week and the year. Phil also led among women 25-54, improving 5% to a first-place 2.0 in the key demo. Warner Bros.' Ellen overtook talk's usual second-place finisher, Disney-ABC's Live! with Kelly and Michael, for the first time since the week of Sept. 10, with a new season-high 2.7. That was up 4% from the prior week and up 8% from last year at this time. Live! posted a 2.6, even with that show's season average but off 7% from the prior week and 38% from the same week last year, which featured Regis Philbin's final appearance after 28 years of hosting the show.
NBCU's Maury hit a new season high, gaining 4% to a 2.5 and continued to lead the category among women 18-49 with a 1.6 and women 18-34 with a 1.4. Sony's Dr. Oz was one of only two talk shows to decline from the prior week, slipping 4% for the week and 14% for the year to a 2.4. CTD's Rachael Ray rallied 7% to a 1.6. NBCU's Jerry Springer spiked 14% to a new season-high 1.6, tying Rachael. NBCU's Steve Wilkos held steady at a 1.5, and showed the largest year-to-year improvement of any talk show, growing 15% from last year at this time. CTD's The Doctors was steady at a 1.4. Warner Bros.' Anderson Live! added 10% to a 1.1, tying Debmar-Mercury's Wendy Williams, which also added 10%. Debmar-Mercury's Jeremy Kyle was flat at a 0.6. (Please click on the above link to read the entire post.)
NOTE: These ratings are for the week prior to Anderson traveling to Gaza/Israel to report/anchor from the field for CNN. Also, for those interested, in the same week last year "Anderson" had a 1.4 HH rating.