Weekly syndication ratings roundup

Strong Showing For Host-less 'Page Six TV'

The regular panel does just fine, delivering a double-digit increase in both ratings and demographics in the week ending May 6.

Newcomer Page Six TV made news after having tried out new hosts for seven weeks when it went without any official host in the session ending May, 6 and allowed its regular talent to carry the show. The result was a double-digit increase in both ratings and demographics in the otherwise quiet frame that included the first full week of the May sweep.

The closely watched freshman matched its highest rating of the season with a 14% surge from the prior stanza to a 0.8 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating, and improved 25% among women 25-54 to a 0.5, tying fellow rookie Daily Mail TV in the key demo.

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Elsewhere, the top three talk shows were higher, while most others in the category were flat. Dr. Phil grew 3% to a 3.3, its best rating since the frame beginning April 2, and easily led the talkers for the 87th straight week.

Also on the move were Live with Kelly and Ryan and Ellen DeGeneres, which both rose 5% to a 2.2 and tied for second place.

Among magazines, TMZ and Access were the hottest, with gains of 17% and 9%, jumping to 1.4 and 1.2, respectively. Entertainment Tonight and Inside Edition were the genre leaders with a 2.9, despite easing 3% and 6%, respectively.

Judge Judy was the highest rated show in syndication by a widening margin, clocking a stellar 7.0 for the second week in a row. This marks the 11th consecutive that Judy has been No. 1 in syndication overall.

Brand Connections

The week’s top-rated daytime talk shows in the women 25-54 demo were:

  • Dr. Phil (1.3, unchanged from the week before)
  • Ellen DeGeneres (1.0, +11%)
  • Live with Kelly and Ryan (0.9, unchanged)
  • Maury (0.8, -11%), tied with Wendy Williams (0.8, unchanged)

In the household rating rankings that follow, % change is from the previous week; * indicates a new season-high rating; ** indicates a new season low; NC indicates no change from the previous week; NA mean not applicable.


1. Dr. Phil (CTD) 3.3 +3%

2. Ellen DeGeneres (WBDTD) 2.2 +5%

2. Live with Kelly and Ryan (Disney-ABC) 2.2 +5%

4. Maury (NBCU) 1.4 NC

5. Wendy Williams (Debmar-Mercury) 1.3 NC

6. Steve (NBCU) 1.2 NC

7. Rachael Ray (CTD) 1.1 NC

7. Jerry Springer (NBCU) 1.1 NC

7. Dr. Oz (Sony) 1.1 +10%

10. Steve Wilkos (NBCU) 1.0 NC

11. Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen (WBDTD) 0.9 NC

12. Harry (NBCU) 0.7 NC

12. The Real (WBDTD) 0.7 NC

12. The Doctors (CTD) 0.7 NC


1. Daily Mail TV (CTD) 1.0 NC

2. Page Six TV (20th Television) 0.8 +14%

3. Funny You Should Ask (Entertainment Studios) 0.5 +25%

4. Pickler & Ben (Disney-ABC) 0.3 NC


1. Judge Judy (CTD) 7.0 NC

2. Hot Bench (CTD) 2.2 -4%

3. People’s Court (WBDTD) 1.4** -7%

4. Judge Mathis (WBDTD) 1.0 -9%

5. Divorce Court (Twentieth) 0.8 -11%

6. Judge Faith (Trifecta) 0.6 NC


1. Family Feud (Debmar-Mercury/FMNA) 6.3 -3%

2. Jeopardy (CTD) 5.9 NC

3. Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 5.8 NC

4. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (Disney-ABC) 1.6 NC


1. Right This Minute (Disney-ABC) 1.4 +8%


1. Dateline M-F (NBCU) 1.1** -15%


1. Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 2.9 -3%

1. Inside Edition (CTD) 2.9 -6%

3. TMZ (WBDTD) 1.4 +17%

4. Access (NBCU) 1.2 +9%

5. Extra (WBDTD) 1.1 NC

6. Celebrity Page (Trifecta) 0.2 NC


1. Big Bang Theory (WBDTD) 4.5 NC

2. Modern Family (Twentieth) 2.1 +5%

3. Last Man Standing (Twentieth) 1.9 +12%

4. Two and a Half Men (WBDTD) 1.5 -6%

4. The Goldbergs (Sony) 1.5** -6%

4. Family Guy (Twentieth) 1.5 NC

7. Mike and Molly (WBDTD) 1.3** -7%

8. Two Broke Girls (WBDTD) 1.1 -8%

8. Seinfeld (Sony) 1.1 +10%

10. The Cleveland Show (Twentieth) 1.0 NC


1. Dateline Weekly (NBCU) 3.3 -11%

2. Law & Order: SVU (NBCU) 3.0 -6%

3. Blue Bloods (CTD) 1,7 -11%

4. Law & Order: Criminal Intent (NBCU) 1.6 +7%

5. American Ninja Warrior (NBCU) 1.5 -6%

6. CSI Miami (CTD) 1.3 NC

6. Castle (Disney-ABC) 1.3 +8%


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