The top ten talkers were all steady to higher in the session ending June 12 with Dr. Phil (1.5 live plus same day national Nielsen rating, up 7% from the week before) jumping into a first place tie with Live with Kelly and Ryan (1.5, steady), which was previously the sole leader.
Next in line Kelly Clarkson (0.9, up 13%) – which won five Emmys at Saturday’s 49th Annual Creative Arts and Lifestyle Awards — had the strongest year over year increase of the top three, advancing 13% from the comparable week one year ago.
Other closely watched majors on the move included Tamron Hall (0.7, up 17%) which forged ahead 50% in the advertiser-coveted W25-54 demographic.
Rachael Ray (0.7, up 17%) also headed higher in households.
From an annual perspective, the fastest growing talk show was Drew Barrymore (0.5, up 25% year over year). Barrymore was also showered with multiple honors as syndicated television’s second biggest winner at Saturday’s Daytime Emmy Awards.
Judge Judy (five-week high 4.6, up 10%) remained the overall queen of daytime, ruling the court shows for the 1,342nd week in a row. “Judy” also had the honor of being syndication’s third highest rated show overall.
In access time periods Jeopardy (5.2, up 8%) and Family Feud (5.1, up 4%) led the gamers.