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by TV News Desk
Based on National ratings for the week of December 31, 2012, "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" ranked as the No. 1 Syndicated talk show in Households (2.7 rating) for the 3rd straight week, and for the 2nd week in a row in both Total Viewers (3.543 million) and Women 25-54 (1.6 rating).
· On Monday (12/31/12), "LIVE" hit a season high for any broadcast in Women 25-54 (2.0 rating) with its "Viewer's Choice 2012" telecast, which showcased the best "LIVE" moments of 2012 as voted on by the viewers. In addition, it was the show's 2nd-highest-rated airing this season in Homes, behind only the debut telecast with Michael as a co-host on 9/4/12.
· For the 2nd consecutive week, "LIVE" grew over the same week last year (w/o 12/26/11) in Women 25-54 (+7%).
· On average for the 2012-13 season to date, "LIVE" is up through the same weeks last season by 14% in Women 18-34, and retains 100% of its year-ago delivery in Women 18-49 and Women 25-54 to match its strongest performance through this point in a season in 5 years - since the 2007-08 season. The year-to-year growth for "LIVE" is even more impressive considering its year-ago averages include the highly promoted and high rated weeks leading up to the departure of Regis in November.
Emmy Award-winning talk show "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" is distributed in national syndication by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. Produced by WABC-TV in New York and executive-produced by Michael Gelman, "LIVE" airs in more than 200 markets across the U.S. Visit "LIVE" on the web at LIVEKellyandMichael.com, on Facebook, or follow "LIVE" on Twitter, @KellyandMichael.
Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live + Same Day Program Ratings (w/o 12/31/12). Most Current for 2012-13 Season (9/10/12 - 01/06/13).