Talk and magazine shows were the most active genres in the otherwise mostly stable week ended Jan. 20.
CBS Television Distribution’s Dr. Phil held steady at its five-week high 2.9 for a second week in a row to lead the genre for the 124th week with five ties. Among daytime’s key demographic of women 25-54, Phil was again first with a 1.3.
Disney’s Live With Kelly and Ryan and Warner Bros.’ Ellen DeGeneres continued to battle for second with Live up 5% to a 2.3, matching its season high, and Ellen doing the same to match Live for a second straight week.
NBCUniversal’s Maury moved up 7% to a new season high 1.5. Rounding out the top five was NBCU’s Steve, which added 8% to a 1.3 despite being in reruns for part of the week.
NBCU’s Steve Wilkos was unchanged at a 1.2, tying CTD’s Rachael Ray, which improved 9%, and Debmar-Mercury’s Wendy Williams, which also picked up 9% with a week of guest hosts, including Page Six TV’s Elizabeth Wagmeister and Bevy Smith and CNN’s Don Lemon.
Sony Pictures Television’s Dr. Oz increased 10% to a 1.1. Warner Bros.’ The Real and CTD’s The Doctors stayed at a 0.7 and 0.6, respectively, with The Doctors staying put for a sixth straight week.
Disney’s Pickler & Ben, produced by E. W. Scripps, bloomed 25% to a 0.5, matching its series high.
The syndicated run of NBCU’s out-of-production Jerry Springer remained at a 0.4 for the 19th consecutive week.
Among the newcomers, CTD’s panel talker Face the Truth and Debmar-Mercury’s Caught in Providence, renewed for season two, both were steady at a 0.8 and 0.6, respectively.
CTD’s Judge Judy neared the six-month mark as syndication’s top show in households, leading all strips for a 25th straight week with one tie after a 1% dip to a first place 7.3.
CTD’s Hot Bench, daytime’s third-ranked show behind only Judy and Phil, and Warner Bros.’ People’s Court and Judge Mathis and Twentieth’s Divorce Court all held firm at a 2.5, 1.5, 1.0 and 0.7, respectively.
Magazines were mixed after rallying in the prior two weeks with coverage leading up to and of the 76th annual Golden Globes. CTD’s Inside Edition edged ahead 6% to a 3.3 to lead the genre. Sister show Entertainment Tonight eased 3% to a 3.1. NBCU’s Access relinquished 7% from its season high set in the prior session to a 1.3, tying Warner Bros.’ TMZ, which was unchanged. Warner Bros.’ Extra held steady at a 1.1, tying CTD’s DailyMailTV, which posted a 10% gain for the week and a 38% increase over the past three weeks to match its series high.
Twentieth’s Page Six TV surged 17% to a 0.7, equalling its season high. Trifecta’s Celebrity Page registered a 0.2 for the 16th straight week.
Among game shows, it was status quo after last week’s shake-up. CTD’s Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! and Debmar-Mercury’s Family Feud all were flat at a 6.7, 6.6 and 6.5, respectively.
Disney’s Who Wants to Be a Millionaire appreciated 6% to match its season-high 1.7. Entertainment Studios’ Funny You Should Ask remained at a 0.5 for the 26th week in a row.
Disney’s viral video show RightThisMinute stayed at a 1.3 for a second straight week.
On the police blotter, NBCU’s off-net strip Dateline remained at a 1.4. SPT’s off-A&E Live PD Police Patrol was unchanged at a 1.1. Off Investigation Discovery’s True Crime Files shot up 33% to a new season-high 0.4.
Meanwhile, NBCU’s scripted off-net police procedural Chicago PD held steady at a 1.0.
Warner Bros.’ The Big Bang Theory climbed 4% to lead the off-net sitcoms at a 5.0. Twentieth’s Last Man Standing stood pat at a 2.3. Twentieth’s Modern Family rallied 5% to a new season-high 2.2. SPT’s The Goldbergs stayed at a 1.6. Warner Bros.’ Two and a Half Men gained 15% to a 1.5. Twentieth’s Family Guy remained at a 1.4. Warner Bros.’ Mike & Molly eroded 8% to a 1.1, tying Warner Bros.’ 2 Broke Girls, which held steady. Disney’s black-ish backtracked 9% to a 1.0, tying Warner Bros.’ Mom, which improved 11% and SPT’s steady Seinfeld.