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No power, no problem as “Dr. Phil” tops talkers for 165th straight week

No power, no problem as “Dr. Phil” tops talkers for 165th straight week

Review based on a national syndicated rating report for the week ending November 3.

Dr. Phil (2.6 live plus same day national Nielsen rating, up 4% from the week before) hit a new season high for a second straight week in the session ending November 3 despite preemptions in California markets for the fires, which left millions without power. That marked the 165th week in a row that “Phil” finished first among the talk shows.

Other talkers in the big three moving up included Live with Kelly & Ryan (2.1, up 5%), which jumped a hefty 32% for its annual Halloween show and matched its season high, and third place Ellen DeGeneres (new season high 2.0, up 11%).

Top-rated Judge Judy (seven-week high 6.7, up 5%) widened its lead over the field as it blew away all syndicated shows for the 14th consecutive week.

The most improved magazines were the recently renewed for three years Extra (1.0, up 25%), which made up a ton of ground despite preemptions for the final two games of the World Series and Thursday Night football, and Daily Mail TV (0.9, up 13%), which equaled its highest rating of the season.

Entertainment Tonight and Inside Edition (both 2.8, steady) continued to lead the category.

Week one of a five week tryout that began November 4 for magazine wannabe Central Ave (0.8/2 weighted metered market average) dropped 27% from both its lead-ins and year-ago time periods.

Among the nationally-rated newcomers, leaders The Kelly Clarkson Show (1.4, steady) and Tamron Hall (1.0 steady) both continued add viewers.

Clarkson packed the house with close to 1.9-million daily viewers (up an average 72,000 each day) while Hall also sparkled, remaining at its season high and attracting nearly 1.3-million daily viewers (up an average 60,000 each day). A third talk show rookie, Mel Robbins (0.4, unchanged), was far behind the top two with 524,000 daily viewers.

Among the freshman gavelers, Jerry Springer’s Judge Jerry (0.9, steady) was the high court by far. Personal Injury Court (0.5, unchanged) and Protection Court (0.3, unchanged) followed.

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