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May 4, 2021

‘Live’ Nearly Doubles ‘Ellen’ in Households on Average for the Season

May 4, 2021

 

Ratings Report: Week of April 19, 2021

(National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)

 

‘Live with Kelly and Ryan’ Builds for the 3rd Straight

Week in Total Viewers to a 7-Week High

 

‘Live’ Is the Most-Watched Daytime Talk Show for the 3rd Time in 4 Weeks

 

‘Live’ Is Daytime’s No. 1 Talk Show in Women 25-54 for 59 Consecutive Weeks

 

‘Live’ Beats ‘Dr. Phil’ by Double Digits to Rank as the Week’s No. 1 Syndie Talker

 

‘Live’ Nearly Doubles ‘Ellen’ in Households on Average for the Season

During the week of April 19, 2021, “Live with Kelly and Ryan” built for the 3rd straight week in Total Viewers (+3% – 2.547 million vs. 2.482 million) to score a 7-week high (since the week of 3/1/21), while also growing week to week by 6% in Households (1.8 rating vs. 1.7 rating). In fact, “Live with Kelly and Ryan” stood as 1 of only 2 syndicated talk shows to post weekly gains in both Households (+6%) and Total Viewers (+3%). “Live with Kelly and Ryan” held even with the prior week among Women 25-54 (0.8 rating).

 

For the 3rd time in 4 weeks, “Live with Kelly and Ryan” was the most-watched daytime – network or syndicated – talk show (2.547 million). In addition, “Live with Kelly and Ryan” marked its 59th consecutive week (including 12 weeks of ties) as the No. 1 daytime talk show among Women 25-54 (0.8 rating) – since the week of 3/9/20.

 

“Live with Kelly and Ryan” beat “Dr. Phil” by double digits to stand as the week’s No. 1 syndicated talk show in Households (+29% – 1.8 rating vs. 1.4 rating), Total Viewers (+32% – 2.547 million vs. 1.925 million) and Women 25-54 (+60% – 0.8 rating vs. 0.5 rating). In fact, “Live with Kelly and Ryan” ranked or tied as the No. 1 syndicated talk show in 21 of the last 22 weeks across all three Nielsen measures.

 

In its 33rd season, “Live with Kelly and Ryan” ranks as the season’s No. 1 syndicated talk show for the first time ever across all key Nielsen measures, topping runner-up “Dr. Phil” by 6% in Households (1.9 rating vs. 1.8 rating), by 7% in Total Viewers (2.627 million vs 2.444 million) and by 14% with Women 25-54 (0.8 rating vs. 0.7 rating).

 

On average for the season, “Live with Kelly and Ryan” nearly doubles “Ellen” in Households (+90% – 1.9 rating vs. 1.0 rating) and leads by enormous double-digit margins in Total Viewers (+81% – 2.627 million vs. 1.454 million) and Women 25-54 (+60% – 0.8 rating vs. 0.5 rating).

 

About “Live with Kelly and Ryan”

“Live with Kelly and Ryan” is distributed in national syndication by Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.  The show is produced by WABC-TV in New York and executive produced by Michael Gelman, Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest. Visit “Live” on the web (KellyandRyan.com), Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and SnapChat (@LiveKellyRyan).

 

Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live + Same Day Program Ratings, weeks of 4/19/21 and 4/12/21 and 2020-2021 season (9/7/20-4/25/21). Beginning 8/31/20, National Program Ratings also include Out of Home (OOH) viewing.

 

Media Contact:

Barbara Warren

“Live with Kelly and Ryan”

barbara.warren@disney.com

 

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Media Relations

Barbara Warren

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