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‘Live With Kelly and Michael’ Hits 8-Year Ratings High in May Sweep

Daytime offering finishes season in second place behind ”Dr. Phil“ among syndicated talk shows

Syndicated talk show “Live With Kelly and Michael” inched up to an eight-year high in this year’s May sweep, posting its best May sweep performance since 2007.

In the period, “Live” grew 4 percent in homes and 6 percent in total viewers compared to last year’s May sweep, posting a 2.9 rating and 3.854 million respectively.

By way of comparison, top-rated show “Dr. Phil” dipped 3 percent in homes and 1 percent in total viewers, while “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” ticked down 7 percent in homes and 5 percent in total viewers during this year’s May sweep.

For the 2014-2015  season, “Live With Kelly and Michael” finished as the second-place syndicated talk show, averaging a 3.0 household rating a 4.064 million total viewers — upticks of 3 percent and 5 percent, respectively, over the prior season.

First-place “Dr. Phil” averaged a 3.2 household rating for the season, even with the prior season, and 4.452 million total viewers, a 5 percent bump over the previous season. “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” took third place among syndicated talkers, averaging a 2.7 household rating and  3.695 million total viewers, down 4 percent and 2 percent, respectively.