Monday, January 7: Co-Host Soledad O'Brien , 'Anderson Live' Intervention: Help My Heroin-Addicted Daughter and New Online Danger: Woman Tracks Down Cyberstalker
Tuesday, January 8: Co-Host Lisa Vanderpump, Betty White and Secrets to Dropping 2 Sizes in 6 Weeks
Wednesday, January 9: Co–Host Cyndi Lauper, New Year's Attitude Intervention and Andrew Rannells ('The New Normal')
Thursday, January 10: Co-Host Comedian and Actor Marlon Wayans, Exclusive: Mother & Daughter Adult Film Stars and 'Blue Bloods' Star Bridget Moynahan
Friday, January 11: Co-Host Chicago Anchor Robin Robinson, Frugal Friday Moneysaving Secrets and True Crime Exclusive: Woman Hires Hit Man to Kill Husband and Mother-in-Law
Ratings for the week ended December 23 ~
From Broadcasting & Cable:
Syndication Ratings: 'Live!' Wins Talk Show Race for First Time This SeasonFirst talker this season to dethrone CTD's 'Dr. Phil'
Disney-ABC's Live! with Kelly and Michael got a big gift in the week before Christmas, winning the talk-show race for the first time since the first week of the season when the show debuted its new cohost, Michael Strahan, on Sept. 4. That makes Live! the first talker this season to dethrone CBS Television Distribution's Dr. Phil, which has been the top talker every other week.
The pre-holiday session ended on Sunday, Dec. 23, and, spiced liberally with reruns, was generally down or flat.
Live! took advantage of a pre-Christmas week of all originals, featuring celebrity guests including Richard Gere, Olivia Newton-John, John Travolta and Cassadee Pope, the winner of NBC's The Voice. Live! grew 8% from the prior week to a 2.8 live plus same day household rating, according to Nielsen Media Research, matching its season high.
Warner Bros.' Ellen notched a second-place 2.7, down 7% from the prior frame but up 29% from the same week last year. Ellen was tops among talkers in total viewers, with 3.67 million average viewers, and in daytime's key demographic of women 25-54 at a 1.8.
CTD's Dr. Phil dropped back two places to come in third at a 2.6, slipping 16% for the week, in which the show aired low-rated original episodes that featured host Dr. Phil McGraw following up on the Newtown school shooting as well as a smattering of repeats.
NBCU's Maury strengthened 9% to a 2.4 for the week, and won the talk race among women 18-34 and 18-49 at a 1.5 and 1.6, respectively. Sony's Dr. Oz came in fifth, falling 4% to a 2.3. CTD's Rachael Ray gained 14% to a 1.6 in a week which featured a full-hour guest appearance by former Live! host Regis Philbin on Dec. 17. NBCU's Steve Wilkos advanced 7% to a 1.5, tying its series high. NBCU's Jerry Springer was steady at a 1.4. Debmar-Mercury's Wendy Williams climbed 18% to a new season-high 1.3.
CTD's The Doctors and Anderson Live! each dipped 8% to a 1.2 and 1.1, respectively.
All of the talk rookies except Twentieth's Ricki Lake were flat. Disney-ABC's Katie held at a 1.8. NBCU's Steve Harvey and CTD's Jeff Probst both were steady at a 1.4 and 0.7, respectively. Ricki Lake added one-tenth of a point or 17% to a 0.7, while NBCU's Trisha remained at a 0.5. (Please click on the above link to read the complete article.)