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  • ‘LIVE! with Kelly and Michael’ Week 2 Ratings Highlights

    Donna Svennevik/Disney-ABC Domestic Television
    Donna Svennevik/Disney-ABC Domestic Television
    During its second week up against season premieres of nearly every other syndicated talker, newly-rechristened “LIVE! with Kelly and Michael” finished as the No. 1 talk show overall in Households (leading the premiere week of “Ellen” by 2 shares and tied in rating – 2.8/10 vs. 2.8/8). Its top-ranked position becomes even more impressive considering “LIVE! with Kelly and Michael” airs earlier in the day with lower overall HUT levels. READ MORE
  • ‘Katie’ Premiere Week Ratings Highlights

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    Disney/ABC Domestic Television
    Debuting amidst one of the most competitive landscapes in years for syndicated talkers, “Katie” opened as the clear No. 1 freshman daytime talk show, winning all 5 days of its opening week in Homes. On average during the week, “Katie” held wide advantages over its freshman competitors in both Households (2.3/7) and Women 25-54 (1.2/7), including “Steve Harvey” (+64%/+33%), “Jeff Probst” (+188%/140%) and “Ricki Lake” (+229%/+200%). READ MORE
  • ‘The Talk’ Celebrates 25 Seasons of ‘Survivor’ With Special Commemorative Show

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    James White/CBS
    THE TALK Will Feature Appearances By Upcoming "Survivor: Philippines" Castaways, Medical Evacuees Michael Skupin, Jonathan Penner and Russell Swan, and Lisa Whelchel (Blair from "The Facts of Life") READ MORE
  • ABC Presents Season Two of ‘The Chew’ with Katie Couric as Guest

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    ABC’s “The Chew” returns for its second season MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 (1:00-2:00 p.m. ET), bringing with it a smorgasbord of exciting guests, culinary creations and tips and tricks to make life healthier, easier and, frankly, a whole lot more fabulous. Season Two will also continue to showcase the hosts’ signature series, including “Five in Five,” “Mario’s Simple Italian,” “The Power of Oz,” as well as “Clinton’s Craft Corner” and “C&C Food Factory.” READ MORE
  • ‘LIVE! with Kelly’ Becomes ‘LIVE! with Kelly and …’

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    Ida Mae Astute/Disney-ABC Domestic Television
    For the first time since the show launched back in the 1980's, the female co-host's name in "LIVE!" will lead the shows permanent title when "LIVE! with Kelly" becomes "LIVE! with Kelly and ..." That's right folks, "LIVE!" has found its permanent co-host after nearly a year-long search. READ MORE
  • UPDATE: ‘Live with Kelly’ Hits Lowest Ratings in More Than 20 Years!

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    Neilson Barnard/Getty Images
    A number of syndicated programs hit their season lows during the week of July 30, 2012 thanks to the Olympics on NBC, while others were so heavily preempted that Nielsen Media Research excluded them from the weekly ratings averages, which was the case for Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution's (WBDTD)' "Anderson," "Ellen" and "Extra," and CBS Television Distribution's (CTD) "Rachael Ray" and "The Doctors." In the case of daytime talker "Live! with Kelly," however, the show hit its lowest ratings in more than 20 years. READ MORE
  • Katie: An $80 Million Investment or ‘Bad Deal?’

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    Disney/ABC Television Group
    In an interview with John Nogawski, president, CBS Television Distribution, ​Broadcasting & Cable​ revealed that Disney/ABC Domestic Television is spending roughly $80 million just to get its Katie Couric hosted talker, aptly named "Katie," off the ground in the next couple of weeks. READ MORE
  • Jack Wagner Talks of Learning He Has a Daughter on Tuesday’s ‘Anderson Cooper’

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    Warner Bros.
    As previously reported, soap star and recent dancing fiend Jack Wagner was a scheduled guest on the daily syndicated talk show "Anderson Cooper." The actor filmed his appearance earlier today at the New York studio of the talk show, which is scheduled to air on Tuesday, April 10 in national syndication, and was joined by his newly discovered 23-year-old daughter, Kerry. READ MORE