Ratings: ‘The Real’ Edges Out Kris Jenner Talk Show in First Week

"The Real" grabs slightly better numbers than Kris in household ratings and key female demos

In the Battle of the Talk-Show Tryouts, the ladies of "The Real" edged out "Kris" — the proposed talk show from Kardashian family matriarch Kris Jenner — during the first six days of both shows.

The panel-format talk show "The Real" — which, like "Kris," launched its test run July 15 — edged out "Kris" in metered market household ratings and key female demographics.

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In household ratings, "The Real" has averaged a 1.0/3 household rating, compared to the 0.9/3 that "Kris" scored. Those numbers represented a 25 percent increase in the year-ago time period average for "The Real," and an 18 percent decrease for "Kris."

In the women 25-54 demographic, "The Real" also bested "Kris," averaging a 0.8/5 rating — up 60 percent from year-ago time period average — compared to 0.7/5 for Kris, which was even with the year-ago average.

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Among women 18-49, "The Real" had a 0.7/5 during its first six days. compared to 0.6/4 for "Kris." "The Real" improved upon the year-ago time period average by 40 percent, while "Kris" remained stagnant.

On the plus side for "Kris," the newly launched talk show became the top-rated show in its time slot in Los Angeles with its Monday episode, drawing a 1.1 household rating in L.A. as it did in New York and Dallas.

In the Top 3 markets, "Kris" is up 38 percent compared to the previous month's time period, and by 22 percent compared to the May 2013 time period. It's also  showed considerable growth over its lead-in; in the Top 3 markets, "Kris" has improved 38 percent over its lead-in in household ratings and 60 percent in the women 18-49 demographic.