“Dr. Phil” has topped all other syndicated daytime talk shows for the 150th straight week.
The show, hosted by Phil McGraw, drew an average daily audience of 2.9 million viewers for the week-long period ending July 21 despite having been in its eighth-straight week of reruns, according to Nielsen. With a 2.2 live-plus-same-day rating, the show was flat compared to the week prior.
The win also marks the 21st consecutive week “Dr. Phil” has beat “Live With Kelly and Ryan,” which finished second with a 1.9 rating and 2.5 million viewers. “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “Maury” and “Wendy Williams” rounded out the top five.
The continued success of the show inspired CBS Television Distribution last fall to renew the program through its 21st season, keeping it on the air until 2023. At the time, McGraw’s Stage 29 Productions also extended its development deal with CBS Television Studios.
McGraw is the host and an executive producer on his eponymous and hugely successful daytime talker. He is also an executive producer on “The Doctors,” among other series, and is the inspiration behind CBS’ primetime drama “Bull.”