Monday, March 11: Co-Host Model & Designer Daisy Fuentes and 'Modern Family' Star Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Tuesday, March 12: Co-host HLN Anchor Isha Sesay, 'Anderson Live' Alert: Hidden Home Dangers and Run DMC's Rev Run & Rapper/Model Tyrese Gibson
Wednesday, March 13: Co-Host 'Nightline' Anchor Cynthia McFadden, Exclusive: Woman Fired for Being Too Attractive and Are Pet Psychics Legit?
Thursday, March 14: Co-Host 'Braxton Family Values' Star Tamar Braxton, Vacation Nightmares and The Braxton Sisters
Friday, March 15: Co-Host 'Top Chef' Host Padma Lakshmi, Living Too Large? Owner of Biggest Home in America and 'Dallas' Star Josh Henderson
Ratings for the week ended February 24th ~
From Broadcasting & Cable:
Syndication Ratings: Talkers Up as February Sweep Winds Down'Dr. Phil,' 'Steve Wilkos,' 'Steve Harvey' all hit highs
Talk shows were the week's star performers with three hitting new season highs: CBS Television Distribution's Dr. Phil, and NBCUniversal's Steve Wilkos and newcomer Steve Harvey.
Dr. Phil scored its best rating in more than a year, a 3.5 live plus same day household average, according to Nielsen Media Research, up 9% for the week and the year. Phil also was tops among women 25-54, improving 11% to a 2.0 in daytime's key demographic.
The race for second place continues to be tight between Disney-ABC's Live! with Kelly and Michael and Warner Bros.' Ellen DeGeneres. Both shows climbed 8% from the prior week, tying at a 2.8. Year to year, Live! is flat in households, while Ellen is up 12%.
In fourth place, Sony Pictures Television's Dr. Oz added 4% for the week to a 2.6, but is still down 13% from last year at this time.
NBCUniversal's Maury grew 9% to a 2.5 and fifth place among households, but continued to lead the talk field among women 18-49 and women 18-34 with a 1.7 and 1.5, respectively.
Wilkos, which is emerging as a rising star in its sixth season, posted its best week ever, jumping 6% for the week and 21% for the year, to a new all-time high 1.7. That marks the largest year-to-year increase of any talk show.
Meanwhile, CTD's Rachael Ray cooked up weekly and yearly gains of 6% to tie Wilkos.
NBCU's Jerry Springer was flat at a 1.5 for the seventh straight week. CTD's The Doctors climbed 8% to a 1.4. Debmar-Mercury's Wendy Williams held steady at a 1.3. Warner Bros.' Anderson Live, which will end its run after this season, advanced 10% to a 1.1, while Debmar-Mercury's Jeremy Kyle, which also will leave the air after this season, came in last, and was the only talk show to decline, sliding 17% to a 0.5.
Among the talk rookies, Steve Harvey had its best week yet, rallying 6% to a new series high 1.7 and further closing the household gap with this season's rookie leader, Disney-ABC's Katie, which also added 6% to a 1.9. Among women 25-54, however, Harvey continued to prevail, moving up 10% to a 1.1, to top the freshman talkers in the key demo for the second week in a row.
CTD's canceled Jeff Probst strengthened 14% to a 0.8, tying Twentieth's also-canceled Ricki Lake, which was flat. NBCU's Trisha, which will return next season, was steady at its series-high 0.6.
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