Although most talk shows were unchanged in the week ending June 25, CBS Television Distribution’s Dr. Phil, in repeats all week,saw gains of 15% for the week and 20% for the year to a 3.0 live plus same day national household rating, according to Nielsen Media Research.
Phil also led among daytime’s key demographic of women 25-54, with a20% leap to a 1.2.
The only other shows out of the category’s 14 talkers to improve were NBCUniversal’s Harry, which also was in repeats but strengthened 13% to a 0.9, and Sony Pictures Television’s Dr. Oz, which resuscitated 10% to a 1.1 from a series low set in the prior week.
In second place, Disney-ABC’s Live With Kelly and Ryan was on hiatus, airing one pre-taped original and four repacks. With that line-up, the show dipped 5% to a new season-low 2.0, down 23% from last year, when the show was featuring various celebrity co-hosts following the departure of Michael Strahan.
Warner Bros.’ Ellen DeGeneres, in repeats, held at its season-low 1.7.
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Also unchanged were NBCUniversal’s Maury, NBCU’s Steve Harvey, Debmar-Mercury’s WendyWilliams, NBCU’s Jerry Springer, NBCU’s Steve Wilkos, CTD’s Rachael Ray, Warner Bros.’ Crime Watch Daily With Chris Hansen, CTD’s The Doctors and Warner Bros.’ The Real at a 1.5, 1.4, 1.3, 1.3, 1.2, 1.0, 0.9, 0.7 and 0.7, respectively.
Besides Phil, the only talkers to improve from last year were Jerry Springer, up 18%, and CrimeWatch Daily, up 13%.
The first week of a four-week tryout of the off-Bravo Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen on Fox and Sinclair stations in 31 cities sank 44% from its lead-in and 38% from its July 2016 time-period averages to a 0.5 rating/1 share weighted metered market average with a 0.3/1 in the key demo.
Overnight ratings for the fourth week of The Jason Show on six Fox stations in the week ended June 30 remained at a 0.2/1, down 33% from its lead-in and year-ago time periods with a 0.1/1 in the demo.
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Week four of a trial for The Q, now in seven metered markets, again averaged a 0.6/2, down 33% from its lead-in and off 25% from last year with a 0.4/3 in the key demo.
Back in the national ratings, courts were on the rise. CTD’s Judge Judy, in repeats, led syndication and the courts with a 3% gain to a 6.5.
CTD’s Hot Bench, in repeats on four of the five days, improved 10% to a 2.2, that show’s highest rating since the week of May 22 and ranking it daytime’s third-highest rated show behind only Judy and Phil.
Warner Bros.’ People’s Court remainedat a 1.6. Warner Bros.’ Judge Mathis moved up 9% to a 1.2. Twentieth’s Divorce Court climbed 11% to a 1.0, while Trifecta’s Judge Faith fell 13% to a 0.7.
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In access, magazines were steady to higher. CTD’s Entertainment Tonight grew 4% to a 2.8 and topped the category for a 47th straight week. CTD’s InsideEdition recovered 4% from its prior week season low to a 2.5, but was still off 11% from last year. Warner Bros.’ TMZ rebounded 27% from a series low set in the prior week when the show was heavily preempted to a 1.4, but was still down 13% year to year.
NBCU’s AccessHollywood added 8% to a 1.3. Warner Bros.’ Extra held firm at a 1.1. CTD’s soon-to-wrap The Insider perked up 11% to a 1.0. Twentieth’s Dish Nation rebounded 17% to a 0.7, after hitting a series low in the prior week. Trifecta’s Celebrity Page stayed at its regular 0.3 for the 25th straight week.
Elsewhere in access, the big-three game shows all were higher after falling to season lows in the prior week. Debmar-Mercury’s Family Feud forged ahead 8% to a 6.4 to lead the genre. CTD’s Wheel of Fortune accelerated 6% to a 5.5, tying CTD’s Jeopardy!, which advanced 8%. Disney-ABC’s Who Wants to Be a Millionaire saw its ratings appreciate 13% to a 1.7, while Debmar-Mercury’s concluding Celebrity Name Gameskidded 9% to a new season-low 1.0.
Disney-ABC’s viral video show RightThisMinute grew 8% to a 1.4.
Warner Bros.’ The Big Bang Theory heated up 9% to lead the off-net sitcoms at a 4.7. Twentieth’s Modern Family spiked 8% to a 2.6. Warner Bros.’ Two and a Half Men moved ahead 5% to a 2.2. Twentieth’s Family Guy, Warner Bros.’ Mike & Molly and Twentieth’s newcomer Last Man Standing all stood pat at a 1.9, 1.5 and 1.5, respectively. Warner Bros.’ 2 Broke Girls gained 8% to a 1.4, still down 30% from last year. Twentieth’s The Cleveland Show and SPT’s Seinfeld both stayed at a 1.3 and 1.2, respectively. Twentieth’s How I Met Your Mother moved up 9% to a 1.2, tying Seinfeld.
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