Dr. Phil accomplished that despite being in reruns on two of the five days as well as being the only top talker to include the low-rated New Year’s Day in its weekly average.
Warner Bros.’ The Ellen DeGeneres Show returned to originals after two weeks of repeats and rose 30% from its season low to a 2.6 and second place among the talkers. Ellen did not count New Year’s Day in its average.
Among women 25-54, Dr. Phil and Ellen tied for first in talk for the week, with both earning a 1.3 in the key demo.
Disney-ABC’s Live With Kelly and Ryan, in originals, took an 8% hit after clocking a new season high and tying Dr. Phil in the prior week, settling for a 2.4. Live also did not include New Year’s Day in its average.
NBCUniversal’s Maury stayed at a 1.6. NBCU’s Steve, starring Steve Harvey, was the only one of the 15 talk shows to hit a new season high during the week, growing 7% to a 1.5 and rounding out the top five. Among women 25-54, Steve also hit a new high, surging 33% to a 0.8.
After that, most of the rest of the talkers were unchanged. CTD’s Rachael Ray, NBCU’s Jerry Springer and Steve Wilkos and Sony Pictures Television’s Dr. Oz all were flat at a 1.4, 1.3, 1.3, and 1.2, respectively.
Debmar-Mercury’s Wendy Williams, which remained in reruns, eased 8% to a 1.1. Warner Bros.’ Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen, NBCU’s Harry and CTD’s TheDoctors all held firm at a 1.0, 0.8 and 0.8, respectively. Warner Bros.’ The Real, which has been renewed by the Fox Television Stations for two additional seasons, also was flat at a 0.7.
Among the season’s rookies, CTD’s leader DailyMailTV, which was renewed last week for a second season, jumped 10% to a 1.1, matching its season high and averaging a 0.5 among women 25-54.
Twentieth’s Page Six TV, also renewed, aired only repackaged episodes all week but held steady at a 0.7 in households while growing 25% among women 25-54 to a 0.5, tying DailyMailTV in the demo.
Entertainment Studios’ Funny You Should Ask held even at its season-high 0.6, and scored a 0.3 among women 25-54. Disney-ABC’s Pickler & Ben, which producer Scripps will bring back next season, remained at a 0.3 for a 16th straight week and slipped to a 0.1 in the key demo.
CTD’s Judge Judy jumped 9% to a six-week high 7.4 to lead the courts even though the show was partially in repeats.
CTD’s Hot Bench gained 9% to a 2.5. Warner Bros.’ People’s Court climbed 6% to a 1.7, while Warner Bros.’ JudgeMathis, Twentieth’s Divorce Court and Trifecta’s JudgeFaith all were stable at a 1.2, 1.0 and 0.7, respectively.
Access shows bounced back after being heavily preempted between Christmas and New Year’s for college football.
CTD’s Entertainment Tonight ratcheted up 22% to a 3.3 to tie sister showInsideEdition, which added 10%. Warner Bros.’ TMZ recovered 15% to a 1.5. NBCU’s Access accelerated 17% to a 1.4. Warner Bros.’ Extra held steady at a 1.2. Trifecta’s Celebrity Page was unchanged at a 0.3 for the tenth straight week.
Debmar-Mercury’s Family Feud strengthened 10% to a new season-high 7.5 to overturn Judge Judy as the syndication leader for the first time since the week ended Oct. 15.
CTD’s Wheel of Fortune also rolled to a new season high 6.8, improving 15%. CTD’s Jeopardy! leaped 12% to a 6.7. Disney-ABC’s Who Wants to be a Millionaire also cashed in with a 12% advance to a new season-high 1.9.
Disney-ABC’s viral video show RightThisMinute spiked 7% to a 1.5. NBCU’s off-net true-crime strip Dateline added 8% to a 1.4.
Warner Bros.’ The Big Bang Theory exploded 17% to a new season-high 5.6. Twentieth’s Modern Family fired up 13% to a 2.6. Twentieth’s Last Man Standing spiked 18% to a new season high 2.0. SPT’s newcomer The Goldbergs grew 6% to a 1.9. Warner Bros.’ Two and a Half Men rebounded 13% from its series low to a 1.7. Warner Bros.’ Mike & Molly moved up 7% to a 1.6. Twentieth’s Family Guy stayed at a 1.5. Warner Bros.’ 2 Broke Girls gained 8% to a 1.3. Twentieth’s The ClevelandShow and SPT’s Seinfeld both were unchanged at a 1.2 and 1.1, respectively.
Warner Bros.’ off-net rookie Mom marched up 10% to a new season-high 1.1, while CTD’s The Game was unchanged at a 0.5.