Syndication Ratings: 'Family Feud' Celebrates New Year With Season-High 5.1'Live!' leads talkers for third week in a row 1/15/2013 02:17:30 PM Eastern
Debmar-Mercury's Family Feud started 2013 off with a
bang, finally breaking through the 5.0 barrier to hit a 5.1 in the week ended
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.