HomeTVAll My ChildrenKatie Earns Highest Premiere Ratings Since Dr. Phil Luke Kerr September 11, 2012 17 Comments The ratings are in for the premiere of Katie and they’re impressive. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Katie’s debut pulled in a 2.8 household rating from the Top 56 markets. It also tied with Dr. Phil’s 2002 debut. Reportedly, Katie built on General Hospital’s lead in. Couric, who built on the lead from the recently displaced General Hospital by 12 percent, also bested the season premiere of Anderson Cooper's talk show. Photo by PR Photos 17 Responses Dinah September 11, 2012 Damn Log in to Reply SwanQueen59 September 11, 2012 Curious. Any data about markets (major or otherwise), not having GH as a lead in?… 0:) Log in to Reply lfad September 11, 2012 It still has a lot of kinks to work out, but I think Katie was one of the better talk show premieres I’ve seen in years. She’s in her element. This show, or something like Larry King Live, was what she should have done post-Today Show instead of the evening news. Though, Katie’ll always have my respect for exposing Sarah Palin as the uninformed dumbass that she is. [quote]Couric, who built on the lead from the recently displaced General Hospital by 12 percent[/quote] Well, yeah. There are a lot of us out there who either have moved on from our soaps’ cancellations, stopped watching soaps years and years ago, or don’t care for the remaining soaps one way or the other. If the talk show is decent, people will watch. Log in to Reply MadDogLane September 11, 2012 Where I live Katie is on NBC and Ricki Lake show follows GH Log in to Reply prenest September 11, 2012 Lets look at the ratings in a few weeks to see if those numbers hold. Everyone watches in the first week. Log in to Reply The_Moustache September 11, 2012 GH is NOT the lead in here (and in many, many areas). at 1pm it’s General Hosptial, at 2pm it’s Steve Harvey, and at 3pm it’s Katie. Log in to Reply harlee490 September 11, 2012 I watched and enjoyed the premiere. I’m looking forward once the show settles into its form. Log in to Reply angrierblackerman September 11, 2012 Steve Harvey is killing it actually. I am a Media Buyer, and he debuted very well in many markets! We’ll have to see how much Katie retains her lead in to judge. I watched the show and it’s rather boring IMO, but I guess it’s good enough for stay at home moms due to all the female oriented subjects. Log in to Reply Mets82 September 11, 2012 I just couldnt get into the show. I dont know why, maybe like it was mentioned above, the kinks have to be worked out. I will probably watch again, for nothing else, Katie Couric is hot. Log in to Reply brettyboy September 12, 2012 I hope this is a flash in the pan. Log in to Reply sassysdreams September 12, 2012 I didn’t watch and will not watch but GH is not the lead in for Katie where I live. In the Washington DC area The Chew is on at 1pm, GH is on at 2pm, Anderson Live at 3pm and Katie at 4pm (Oprah’s old time slot). Log in to Reply TV Gord September 12, 2012 The way the ratings work, it counts the Nielsen households that were watching Katie, regardless of when it aired. Log in to Reply EricasEvilTwin September 12, 2012 Swan you ask a great question – did katie do better in the markets where gh was the lead or did she do better with say steve harvey or did it matter either way. we have to remember that abcd cancelled soaps and took the hit to move to this talk show lineup and Katie cost them 80Mil. That imho is the show they care about both because of the investment and the public embarrassment that comes with the thought that they might have spent 80mil on a high profile flop (which also would embolden soap fans to tune out to anything networks offer – in the we sunk the revolution, we sunk katie, and we will continue to sink anything you put on as long as our soaps are in danger of cancellation.) If gh provided no better lead in than steve harvey and harvey costs them a fraction to produce in comparison then thats a problem (unless cartini got a promise that if they got the ratings to a certain point they would get an automatic renewal). Log in to Reply SwanQueen59 September 12, 2012 Thanks EET!… 0:) Log in to Reply thecourt99 September 12, 2012 With the onslaught of these new talk shows. I wonder why Bethanny Frankel didn’t get hers. Log in to Reply TV Gord September 12, 2012 She still may, thecourt99. She got a six-week tryout this summer on six Fox affiliates. The ratings were good at the start (1.9 and a 7 percent share), but dropped dramatically by that Thursday (0.9 and a 3 percent share). The show was produced by Ellen DeGeneres, so if she thinks a little re-tooling will bring those larger numbers back, she might get another shot. Personally, I couldn’t stand the show (but I can’t stand her, so it was going to take a lot to turn me around). Log in to Reply TV Gord September 13, 2012 I thought you might find the Canadian numbers interesting. Katie didn’t do nearly as well here. Keep in mind we have a smaller population here, so by comparison, the number one daytime talk show in Canada is still Ellen DeGeneres with 612,000 viewers on CTV and another 203,000 viewers on CTVtwo (she airs at two different times on the two sister networks). Katie on City-TV had only 161,000 viewers on her first day. Interestingly, Jeff Probst even did better than Katie with 208,000 viewers. Ricki Lake (which follows Jeff Probst on Global Television) didn’t even crack the top ten of talk shows. Here are the top ten daytime talkers for September 10th in Canada: 1. Ellen (CTV) 2. Anderson Live 3. Dr. Phil 4. Live with Kelly and Michael 5. The View 6. Dr. Oz 7. Marilyn Denis (Canadian) 8. Jeff Probst 9. Ellen (CTVtwo) 10. Stephen and Michael (Canadian) Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.