“Jennifer Hudson” Raises Rookie Roof
Review based on a national syndicated rating report for the week ending February 5, 2023.
In the otherwise chilly session ending February 5, hot rookie Jennifer Hudson (13-week high 0.7 live plus same day national Nielsen, up 17% from the week before and up 50% in the key W25-54 demo) was the only one of the 12 syndicated talk shows to score a rising household rating.
Jennifer Hudson matched her best Nielsen marks since its September premiere and tied fellow rookie Sherri (0.7, unchanged) for the number one new show in syndication’s household rating honors. EGOT-winner Jennifer Hudson’s eponymous program hit a high note in Richmond, Virginia, where it notched a 2.5/9 at 3pm on WTVR. That beat Ellen DeGeneres, which was in the same time period last year at this time, by 56%.
The number three newcomer Karamo (0.4, unchanged) retained its season high for a seventh straight week.
The gold standard among talkers was Live with Kelly and Ryan (1.6, steady), which remained uncatchable at the very top of all talk shows for the 21st straight week.
Dr Phil (1.4, down 7%) was next. Kelly Clarkson (1.0, steady) was the third highest talk show, remaining at its strongest rating of the season for the third week in a row.
In the week leading up to the 65th Annual Grammy Awards, Entertainment Tonight (2.3, up 5%) had the biggest household rating increase among magazines. Extra was up the most among W25-54 with a 50% surge in the key demo.