Kelly Clarkson, Tamron Hall’s New Talk Shows Debut Strong in Ratings

Clarkson’s scored the highest Day 1 ratings for any first-run syndication launch in seven years

Last Updated: September 11, 2019 @ 9:16 AM

The results are in for Kelly Clarkson and Tamron Hall’s respective talk show debuts on Monday, with both scoring big in preliminary ratings.

The NBCUniversal-produced “Kelly Clarkson Show” premiered to a 1.9 household rating/6 share in the 56 metered markets, according to Nielsen’s overnight data. Meanwhile, “Tamron Hall” started off with a 1.4/5.

While finalized national ratings for the two shows won’t be available until Sept. 24, the preliminary numbers shows “Clarkson” got the highest Day 1 ratings for any first-run syndication launch in seven years. The “American Idol” alum and “Voice” coach  improved 73% over the year-ago time period for the station lineup that carries her show.

“Tamron Hall,” which is produced by Disney-ABC and features the former “Today” co-host’s return to daytime TV, also bested last year’s time periods, jumping 44% to a 2.3/9 in New York and rising 71% in Los Angeles.

Overall, Hall’s debut was the second highest for any daytime talk show in five years, just behind Clarkson’s.

Clarkson’s first guest was supposed to be Kevin Hart until he was in a serious car wreck in Calabasas earlier this month, suffering back injuries. His friend Dwayne Johnson stepped in to save the day, leaving his honeymoon early to fill in for his “Jumanji” co-star on Clarkson’s debut show.