Oprah appearance sparks new high for hot “Tamron Hall” talker
Review based on a national syndicated rating report for the week ending January 19.
Well-regarded newcomer Tamron Hall (new season high 1.1 live plus same day national Nielsen rating, up 10% from the week before) scored its highest ratings yet in the session ending January 19 after getting a nice boost from the “can’t-miss” Oprah Winfrey appearance on January 13.
The candid one-on-one Oprah conversation gave “Tamron” a 20% increase to its biggest single-day national rating since its September 9 debut (a 1.2 individual day rating on Jan. 13) and was the latest coup for the show.
“Tamron” has already been renewed for year two and has been steadily moving up the charts. In fact, the rookie talker was one of only a handful of programs showing any weekly growth at all due to impeachment proceeding preemptions on January 15th and 16th.
Top newcomer The Kelly Clarkson Show (1.3, steady) hung tough despite being partially in repeats and led the season’s new strips for the 19th week in a row.
Mel Robbins (0.5, unchanged), the season’s third new talk show, finished well behind both “Clarkson” and “Hall” and will end its run in early September.
The highest rated show of any type was Judge Judy (6.8, down 1%), which held most of its 23% increase of the previous week and ruled all of syndication for the 21st time in the past 25 weeks. Access game show Jeopardy (6.5, down 8%) was next in line after “Judy.”
Among the veteran talkers Dr. Phil (2.6, down 4%) finished first for a second straight week and led the chat pack for the 173rd time in the past 176 weeks.
Daytime talk heavy hitter Live with Kelly and Ryan (2.0, down 5%) was the closest to “Phil,” while Ellen DeGeneres (1.9, down 5%) was third.