The show, which airs at 10 a.m. on Fox-owned WNYW New York, averaged a 1.9 rating/15 share among women 18-34 and ranked No. 1 in the market from 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
It finished second in the market among women 18-49 with a 1.5/12 and in the top five among women 25-54 with a 1.4/11. In households, it averaged a 1.6/6.
The show’s performance represented major gains over its time-period predecessor, Montel Williams.
A co-production between Debmar-Mercury and Fox Television Stations, Wendy Williams debuted in Los Angeles (KTTV), Dallas (KDFW) and Detroit (WJBK).