Syndication Ratings: 'Family Feud' Celebrates New Year With Season-High 5.1
'Live!' leads talkers for third week in a row
By Paige Albiniak -- Broadcasting & Cable, 1/15/2013 2:17:30 PM
The typically slow week of repeats also was good for magazines, which saw ratings improve across the board on news of Kim Kardashian's pregnancy, and for Disney-ABC's Live! with Kelly and Michael, which was the top talker for the third week in a row.
Family Feud increased 11% from the prior week to hit a new season-high 5.1. CTD's game leader, Wheel of Fortune, inched up 3% to a 6.9. CTD's Jeopardy! upticked 2% to a 6.0. Disney-ABC's Who Wants to Be a Millionaire was the only game to lose ground, declining 4% to a 2.4 amid news that longtime host Meredith Vieira will depart the program after this season. NBCU's newbie Baggage zipped ahead 9% to a 1.2.
In access, five of the seven magazines clocked double-digit increases. CTD's leader, ET, grew 16% from the prior week to a 3.6. CTD's Inside Edition was up 12% to a 2.9. Warner Bros.' TMZ improved 6% to a 1.8. NBCUniversal's Access Hollywood had the largest gain in the group, advancing 21% to a 1.7. Warner Bros.' Extra jumped 15% to a 1.5.
CTD's The Insider, in the last week before its rebrand as omg! Insider, came in last among the vets at a 1.4. But the show's new version, which launched on Jan. 7, climbed 6% in households and 20% among women 25-54 in its first week in the metered markets in the week ending Jan. 13, compared to the show's prior four-week averages. On WCBS New York at 7 p.m., omg! Insider climbed 13% in households to a 3.1 rating/6 in households and improved 43% to a 2.0/6 among women 25-54 in its first week on WCBS at 7 p.m.
Twentieth's freshman Dish Nation rose 13% to a 0.9.
Live! led the talk shows for the third consecutive week, although the show, which aired mostly repackaged episodes, slipped 7% compared to the prior week. Live! also was tops in the key women 25-54 demo with a 1.6.
CTD's Dr. Phil climbed 13% to a second-place 2.6. Warner Bros.' Ellen added 10% to a 2.3, tying Sony Pictures Television's Dr. Oz, which improved 5% for the week. NBCU's Maury dipped 8% to a 2.2.
CTD's Rachael Ray took a 6% breather to a 1.6 after three straight weeks of increases. NBCU's Steve Wilkos fell back 6% from the series high it set the week before to a 1.5. CTD's The Doctors held firm at a 1.4, tying NBCU's Jerry Springer, which dropped 7% to a 1.4. Warner Bros.' Anderson Live climbed 9% to a 1.2, while Debmar-Mercury's Wendy Williams weakened 8% to a 1.1, followed by Debmar-Mercury's Jeremy Kyle, which was flat at a 0.5.
Among talk's newcomers, Disney-ABC's Katie clocked its strongest ratings since mid-November, growing 6% for the week to a 1.9, even though the show was in repeats for the week. Most syndicated shows broke the low-rated New Year's Day out of their weekly ratings average; Katie also broke out New Year's Eve.
NBCU's Steve Harvey pushed ahead 8% to a 1.4 after its return for a second season was confirmed. CTD's Jeff Probst was steady at a 0.8. Twentieth's Ricki Lake remained at a 0.7, while NBCU's Trisha Goddard gave back 20% to a 0.4.
CTD's Judge Judy led daytime where many shows were in reruns for most or all of the holiday week. Her honor was up 14% from the prior week to a 6.6. CTD's Judge Joe Brown, a distant second, improved 4% to a 2.4. Warner Bros.' People's Court added 5% to a 2.0. Warner Bros.' Judge Mathis and Twentieth's Judge Alex each were flat at a 1.6 and 1.4, respectively. Twentieth's Divorce Court climbed 8% to a 1.4, tying Judge Alex. Entertainment Studios' America's Court, Justice for All and We the People all were flat at a 0.8, 0.5 and 0.2, respectively.
Warner Bros.' The Big Bang Theory heated up 9% to a 7.4, topping the syndication leader board. Warner Bros.' Two and a Half Men was up 6% to a 5.3. Twentieth's Family Guy and How I Met Your Mother were flat at a 3.6 and 3.1, respectively. Twentieth's King of the Hill declined 4% to a 2.2, tying SPT's Seinfeld and Warner Bros.' Friends, both of which were flat at a 2.2, while CTD's Everybody Loves Raymond dropped 13% to a 2.0.
Corey - 1/15/2013 5:16:06 PM EST
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