Monday, January 14: Co-Host T-Boz, 'Glee' Star Chris Colfer and A Family at War Over Money
Tuesday, January 15: Co-Host Stacy London, Actor Shemar Moore and 2-Minute Fixes for Getting a Raise
Wednesday, January 16: Co-Host New York’s FOX 5 Anchor Dari Alexander, 'Cougar Town' Star Busy Philipps, Unbelievable Stories Caught on Tape and 'RHOA' Star Kenya Moore
Thursday, January 17: Co-Host Tatyana Ali, Anderson Live Alert: New Services Teaching Men How to Trick Women and 'Pit Boss' Star Shorty Rossi & His Dog, Hercules
Friday, January 18: Co-Host D.L. Hughley, 'Broken City' Stars Mark Wahlberg & Jeffrey Wright and 'Hungry Girl' Lisa Lillien's Top 3 Secrets for Cutting Calories & Losing Inches
Ratings for the week ended December 30, 2012 ~
From Broadcasting & Cable:
Syndication Ratings: 'Live!' Continues Christmas Streak'Live!,' 'Rachael Ray' and 'Steve Wilkos' all hit season highs in week ended Dec. 30
Disney-ABC's Live! with Kelly and Michael found its Christmas stocking stuffed with ratings in the traditionally slow holiday week that ended Dec. 30, with Live! hitting a season high and leading the talk-show field for the second week in a row.
Live! led the talkers with a new season-high 2.9, up 4% for the week, and also finished first among the daytime's key demographic of women 25-54 at a 1.7, according to Nielsen Media Research.
Live! was one of three talkers to hit new season highs during the week, with CBS Television Distribution's Rachael Ray and NBCUniversal's Steve Wilkos also clocking highs.
CTD's Rachael Ray rose 6% to a new season-high 1.7, marking a 31% improvement since the beginning of December. NBCU's Steve Wilkos hit an all-time high of 1.6, growing 7% for the week and 14% for the year with a combination of repeats and originals. Wilkos also ranked second among women 18-34 with a 0.9, behind only NBCUniversal's Maury at a 1.3. Maury, meanwhile, held firm at a 2.4 household rating, good enough for second place overall and topping the talkers in both women 18-49, at a 1.5, as well as in women 18-34.
CBS Television Distribution's Dr. Phil, which leads the talkers season-to-date, was in repeats for the week and also was the only talk show in the top ten not to exclude the typically low-rated Christmas Day in its weekly average. As a result, Phil, which stations are currently renewing through the 2016-17 season, posted a new season-low 2.3, off 12% from the prior week.
Sony Pictures Television's Dr. Oz dropped 4% for the week to a 2.2 and saw talk's biggest year-to-year decline, losing 24% from last year at this time. Warner Bros.' Ellen, in reruns, fell 22% from the prior week to a new season-low 2.1. NBCUniversal's Jerry Springer added 7% to a 1.5.
CTD's The Doctors had the largest weekly increase in talk, jumping 17% to a 1.4, despite being in repeats for the week. Debmar-Mercury's Wendy Williams weakened 8% to a 1.2, while Warner Bros.' Anderson Live was steady at a 1.1.
CTD's Jeff Probst was the only rookie talker to see a weekly gain, advancing 14% to a 0.8, and tying its season high. Disney-ABC's Katie, in all repeats, held firm at a 1.8. NBCU's Steve Harvey, now confirmed to return for a second season, yielded 7% to a 1.3. Twentieth's Ricki Lake was flat at a 0.7, and NBCU's Trisha was unchanged at a 0.5. (Please click on link for the full article.)