Megyn Kelly Lifts ‘Live With Kelly’ to Best TV Ratings Since Michael Strahan’s Final Show

The still-warm election results probably didn’t hurt either

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Kelly Ripa and Megyn Kelly on 'Live With Kelly'

The Republicans just keep delivering.

Megyn Kelly guest co-hosted Wednesday’s “Live With Kelly” episode, which scored the show’s best household rating since Michael Strahan said goodbye. Perhaps Kelly Ripa has found her new permanent co-host?

Of course, it definitely didn’t hurt that everyone was still in shock from the early morning’s election results. And who better than Fox News Channel’s (Megyn) Kelly to explain the shocking GOP victory for viewers?

Ripa’s syndicated series landed a 3.5 rating/9 share in the 56 metered markets, which is tops for any day in six months. The last time the show hit such a high mark was Friday, May 13 — Strahan’s final show.

Yesterday, “Live” was the No. 1 syndicated talk show in households and women 25-54 (1.7/9), beating out “Dr. Phil” and “Ellen.”

“Live with Kelly” 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 and Ripa.