Monday, February 18: Co-Host 'Today' Show’s Willie Geist, 'Anderson Live' Hidden Camera Investigation: Home Repair Rip-Offs and Fab or Drab with Kimora Lee Simmons
Tuesday, February 19: Co-Host HLN Anchor Robin Meade, Psychic Medium Char Margolis and 'Monday Mornings' Star Jennifer Finnigan
Wednesday, February 20: Co-Host 'Community' Star Yvette Nicole Brown, 'The Biggest Loser' Trainer Jillian Michaels and 'The Big Bang Theory' Star Melissa Rauch
Thursday, February 21: Co-Host 'The Millionaire Matchmaker' Star Patti Stanger, A Mystery Celebrity Guest and 'Bizarre Foods' Host Andrew Zimmern
Friday, February 22: Co-Host Marilu Henner, 3 Healthy Oscar Party Snack Ideas with 'The Biggest Loser' Nutritionist and Extreme Hoarding Intervention
Ratings for week ended February 3rd ~
From Broadcasting & Cable:
Syndication Ratings: Te'o Internet Hoax Drives Up Syndie Talk Ratings Syndies mostly steady headed into February sweep
The Internet hoax that embarrassed Notre Dame football star Manti Te'o is the gift that keeps on giving for syndicated talk shows.
CBS Television Distribution's Dr. Phil kicked off the February sweep on Jan. 31 with a two-part, two-day interview with the perpetuator of that hoax, Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, who played the part of a woman with whom Te'o fell in love.
Dr. Phil McGraw's exclusive interview with Tuiasosopo pulled 4.8 million viewers on Jan. 31 and 4.3 million viewers on Feb. 1. That's up 17% from Dr. Phil's 4.1 million-viewer average, making the Jan. 31 show the most-watched in Phil's season so far.
By comparison, Katie Couric's exclusive interview with Te'o himself, which aired on Jan. 24, attracted nearly 3.8 million viewers. While that episode was Katie's most-viewed so far, it still attracted less viewers than Phil's. Part one of Oprah Winfrey's headline-making interview with disgraced superstar cyclist Lance Armstrong pulled 4.3 million viewers over two airings on Thursday, Jan. 17.
For the week ended Feb. 3, Dr. Phil averaged a 3.2 live-plus-same-day household rating, according to Nielsen Media Research, off 3% from the prior week. Phil also led the talkers among women 25-54 at a 1.8.
In second place, Warner Bros.' Ellen and Disney-ABCs Live! with Kelly and Michael remained tied, each at a 2.8. Both shows were steady for the week, but both grew over last year at this time with Ellen improving 17% and Live! adding 4%.
In fourth place, Sony Pictures Television's Dr. Oz added 4% for the week to a 2.6. NBCUniversal's Maury was unchanged at a 2.4, but led the talkers among women 18-49 and women 18-34, with a 1.7 and 1.6, respectively, in the two demos.
CTD's Rachael Ray and NBCU's Steve Wilkos each were stable at a 1.6. Jerry Springer and The Doctors each also were steady at a 1.5 and 1.4, respectively. Debmar-Mercury's Wendy Williams dropped 7% to a 1.4, tying The Doctors. Warner Bros.' Anderson Live, which will end its run after this season, held firm at a 1.2 while Debmar-Mercury's similarly canceled Jeremy Kyle came in last at an unchanged 0.6.
Among the talk rookies, Disney-ABC's Katie, which notched its best week ever in the prior session thanks to the Te'o exclusive, fell back 9% to a 2.0. NBCU's Steve Harvey remained at its series-high 1.6 for the fourth consecutive week. CTD's Jeff Probst held steady at a 0.7. Tying Probst, Twentieth's canceled Ricki Lake dropped 13% to a 0.7. NBCU's recently renewed Trisha remained at its series-high 0.6 for a third straight week. (For the complete article, please click on link)
NOTE: It was announced Thursday that the Jeff Probst talk show has been cancelled after season one.