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Tuesday, March 5: Co-Host Actress Lisa Rinna, Controversy: Pills Make Me a Better Mom and 'Switched at Birth' Star Marlee Matlin
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Thursday, March 7: Co-Host Molly Sims, 'Emperor' Star Matthew Fox and 'Anderson Live's' Search for the Next Mompreneur
Friday, March 8: Co-Host Fran Drescher, Intervention: Extreme OCD and Actress Katherine Heigl
Ratings for the week ended February 17 ~
From Broadcasting and Cable:
Syndication Ratings: Syndies Slow in Sweeps' Second WeekNBCU's 'Trisha' only talker to be up for the week
Syndies took a hit in the second week of the February sweep as viewers were distracted by President Obama's State of the Union address and the manhunt for rogue former cop Christopher Dorner in Southern California. In addition, levels of people using television were down by more than one million viewers on average.
In daytime, the only talker that managed to gain from the prior week was NBCUniversal's newcomer, Trisha, which added 20%, or one-tenth of a ratings point, to 0.6, according to Nielsen Media Research.
At the other end of the scale, the talk leader, CBS Television Distribution's Dr. Phil dipped 3% for the week to a 3.2. Phil also was tops among women 25-54 with a 1.8.
Meanwhile, Warner Bros.' Ellen and Disney-ABC's Live! with Kelly and Michael continue to vie for second-place honors in the sweep, tying at a 2.6, with Live! slipping 7% and Ellen easing 4% for the week.
In fourth place, Sony Pictures Television's Dr. Oz lost 4% for the week to a 2.5.
NBCU's Maury declined 4% to a 2.3, but still led among women 18-34 and women 18-49, with a 1.5 and 1.6, respectively.
CTD's Rachael Ray, NBCU's Steve Wilkos and Jerry Springer all were steady at a 1.6, 1.6 and1.5, respectively, but Wilkos showed the most improvement of any talker, gaining 14% from the same week last year.
Meanwhile, CTD's The Doctors decreased 7% to a 1.3, tying Debmar-Mercury's Wendy Williams, which held steady. Warner Bros.' Anderson Live slipped 17% to a 1.0, while Debmar-Mercury's Jeremy Kyle trailed with a flat 0.6.
Among the rookie talkers, Disney-ABC Katie dipped 5% for the week to a 1.8, although the show popped a 2.2 on Monday, Feb. 11, with an exclusive interview with the widow of Penn State football coach Joe Paterno. That 2.2 is up 16% from the show's prior week average and tied with the show's premiere.
Meanwhile, NBCU's Steve Harvey held steady at its series-high 1.6 for the sixth week in a row.
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