Press Release

January 12, 2022

‘Live with Kelly and Ryan’ Grows for the 4th Consecutive Week In Total Viewers to Its Most-Watched Week Since February

Ratings Report for Week of Dec. 27, 2021

National Live+Same Day Program Ratings

‘Live with Kelly and Ryan’ Grows for the 4th Consecutive Week In Total Viewers to Its Most-Watched Week Since February

‘Live’ Matches Its Highest-Rated Week in Households Since March

Friday’s New Year’s Eve Telecast Is the Show’s Most-Watched This Season

‘Live’ Is the No. 1 Daytime Talk Show for the 3rd Week in a Row

During the week of Dec. 27, 2021, “Live with Kelly and Ryan” grew for the 4th consecutive week in Total Viewers (+1% – 2.600 million vs. 2.581 million) to score its most-watched week since February – since the week of 2/15/21. In addition, “Live with Kelly and Ryan” held even with the prior week’s season high in Households (1.8 rating), matching its highest-rated week since March – since the week of 3/1/21. “Live with Kelly and Ryan” was also even week to week among Women 25-54 (0.7 rating), tying a season best.


Friday’s New Year’s Eve broadcast (on 12/31/21) marked the show’s most-watched telecast (2.794 million) on any day since April – since its “After Oscar® Show” on 4/26/21. In addition, Friday’s broadcast tied the show’s highest-rated single-day telecast this season in Households (1.8 rating).


For the 3rd week in a row, “Live with Kelly and Ryan” ranked as the No. 1 daytime talk show – network or syndicated – across all key Nielsen measures, topping “Dr. Phil” by 6% in Households (1.8 rating vs. 1.7 rating), by 9% in Total Viewers (2.600 million vs. 2.390 million) and by 17% among Women 25-54 (0.7 rating vs. 0.6 rating).


On average for the 2021-2022 season to date, “Live with Kelly and Ryan” stands as the No. 1 daytime talk show in Households (1.7 rating), tying “Dr. Phil,” and among Women 25-54 (0.7 rating), beating “Dr. Phil” by 17% (0.6 rating).


“Live with Kelly and Ryan” outdelivers the final season of “Ellen” by enormous double-digit margins in Households (+70% – 1.7 rating vs. 1.0 rating), Total Viewers (+73% – 2.456 million vs. 1.417 million) and Women 25-54 (+75% – 0.7 rating vs. 0.4 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 12/27/21, 12/20/21 and 2021-2022 season (9/6/21-1/2/22).


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Kristen Osborne
“Live with Kelly and Ryan”



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