To answer her own catchphrase, Wendy Williams is doin’ pretty good on the ratings front.
Syndicated daytime talker “The Wendy Williams Show” hit a ratings high for the week ending Oct. 19, averaging a 1.8 household rating — a 14 percent jump over the previous week and a 29 percent surge versus the same week last season. That marks a series high for the show, which launched in 2008.
The previous high for “The Wendy Williams Show” was a 1.7, which it hit during the week ending Feb, 9 of this year.
In the key women 25-54 demographic, “The Wendy Williams Show” earned a 1.2 rating for the week, which represented a season high for the show.
In other syndicated talk show news, the freshman offering “The Meredith Vieira Show” held steady in household ratings, averaging a 1.2 for the week, but jumped 16 percent in the women 25-54 demo, hitting a series high of 0.7.
Those gains notwithstanding, the ratings crown remained with “Dr. Phil,” which topped the genre for a seventh straight week. Logging a 3.2 household rating, “Dr. Phil” inched up 3 percent from the previous week to match a series high. The show, hosted by drawling advice-dispenser Phil McGraw, was also tops in the women 25-54 demo, notching a 1.6 rating.
Following on the heels of “Dr. Phil” was “Live With Kelly & Michael,” which remained steady with a 2.8 household rating for the second-place position among talk shows. ” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” took third place, growing 8 percent from the previous week for a 2.6 household rating.