Talk shows displayed out the most ratings fireworks in the week leading into the Fourth of July.
Dr. Phil (1.4 live plus same day national Nielsen rating, up 8% from the week before) jumped into a first place tie with Live with Kelly and Ryan (1.4, steady) in the session, which ended July 3.
Kelly Clarkson (0.8, up 14%) snared third in the category and ballooned 50% in the advertiser-coveted W25-54 age group. Of note, all of the top three strips were in repeats.
Tamron Hall (0.6, up 20%) and Drew Barrymore (0.5, up 25%) scored the sharpest household rating gains among the top ten talkers.
Judge Judy (4.4, up 7%) continued to show no mercy to the court programs, crushing the category for a 1,345th consecutive week.
In access time periods, Inside Edition (2.0, up 5%) and Entertainment Tonight (1.9, up 6%) were the magazine leaders. Access Hollywood scored in the target demo, finishing ahead 50% among W25-54.