‘Live With Kelly and Ryan’ Season Premiere Scores Best Demo Rating Since Relaunch

Syndicated talk show also scores 3-month high in Nielsen households

Live With Kelly & Ryan
'Live With Kelly & Ryan'

Ryan Seacrest seems to suit Kelly Ripa just fine.

The new-ish duo’s “Live With Kelly and Ryan” season premiere just tied this version of the syndicated talker’s highest rating (a 1.1) ever among women 25-54. That group is daytime television’s key demographic for advertisers.

“Live With Kelly and Ryan” technically launched in May.

Additionally, Tuesday’s “Live” kicked off the 2017-18 season with a 2.4 in Nielsen’s household rating, which is a three-month high in those 56 metered markets, and was good enough to beat the season premiere of “Ellen” (a 2.3).

“Live with Kelly and Ryan” is distributed in national syndication by Disney|ABC Home Entertainment and TV Distribution. The show is produced by WABC-TV in New York and executive produced by Michael Gelman, Ripa and Seacrest.