Michael Strahan joining Kelly Ripa as co-host of Live! With Kelly and Michael appears to have helped boost the morning talk show’s ratings. According to Deadline, Strahan’s premiere episode jumped 24 percent over last season’s premiere. It was also the second highest rating for Live! since Regis Philbin left the show.
TV By the Numbers reports that Strahan’s magic helped Live! jump 44 percent over its year-ago time period average.