Conflict-Themed Talk Show Rise For November Sweeps


Chicken soup may be good for the soul, but conflict was good for talk shows like Jerry Springer, Maury and Trisha during November sweeps. According to Broadcast & Cable, all three—along with cooker Rachael Ray—hit season highs the week of November 17.

In other chatfest ratings news, light-hearted talker Steve Harvey maintained its season high, as Rachael Ray scored its best numbers in 29 weeks. Cleveland kidnapping victim Michelle Knight helped Dr. Phil earn its best ratings in more than two years, during the previous week. Live! With Kelly and Michael was up 12

Not all talk shows enjoyed a ratings surge during November. Ellen slipped three percent while Katie slid six percent.

For the full breakdown visit Broadcasting & Cable.