Press Release

June 9, 2021

‘Live with Kelly and Ryan’ Builds Its Overall Audience Week to Week

‘Live’ Ranks as the No. 1 Syndicated Talk Show for the 3rd Straight Week


‘Live’ Is the Most-Watched Daytime Talk Show for the 4th Time in 5 Weeks


‘Live’ Is Daytime’s No. 1 Talk Show in Women 25-54 for 64 Consecutive Weeks

During the week of May 24, 2021, “Live with Kelly and Ryan” grew over the prior week in Total Viewers (+2% – 2.485 million vs. 2.434 million) and held even week to week in Households (1.7 rating) and Women 25-54 (0.7 rating).


For 12 of the last 13 weeks, including the 3 most recent weeks, “Live with Kelly and Ryan” ranked as the No. 1 syndicated talk show across all key Nielsen measures. “Live” outdelivered runner-up “Dr. Phil” this week by 6% in Households (1.7 rating vs. 1.6 rating), 8% in Total Viewers (2.485 million vs. 2.295 million) and 17% among Women 25-54 (0.7 rating vs. 0.6 rating).


For the 4th time in 5 weeks and for the 3rd week straight, “Live with Kelly and Ryan” was the most-watched daytime – network or syndicated – talk show (2.485 million). In addition, “Live with Kelly and Ryan” marked its 64th consecutive week (including 13 weeks of ties) as the No. 1 daytime talk show among Women 25-54 (0.8 rating) – since the week of 3/9/20.


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 “Dr. Phil” by 7% in Total Viewers (2.605 million vs. 2.429 million) and by 14% with Women 25-54 (0.8 rating vs. 0.7 rating), while tying “Dr. Phil” in Households (1.8 rating).


On average for the season, “Live with Kelly and Ryan” leads “Ellen” by enormous double-digit margins in Households (+80% – 1.8 rating vs. 1.0 rating), Total Viewers (+81% – 2.605 million vs. 1.436 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 (, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat (@LiveKellyRyan).


Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live + Same Day Program Ratings, weeks of 5/24/21 and 5/17/21 and 2020-2021 season (9/7/20-5/30/21). Beginning 8/31/20, National Program Ratings also include Out of Home (OOH) viewing.


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Media Contact:
Barbara Warren
“Live with Kelly and Ryan”

Media Relations

Barbara Warren

Vice President, Communications

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