[06/03/15 - 09:33 AM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Grows to Its Strongest May Sweep Since 2007 - Finishes 2014-15 at an 8-Year High
Disney/ABC Domestic Television spins the numbers for the season to date.

[via press release from Disney/ABC Domestic Television]

Ratings Report: Week of May 18, 2015, May 2015 Sweep, 2014-15 Season (National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)

Broadcasting from the Disneyland Resort During the Final Week of the Season, "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" is the Week's No. 2 Syndie Talk Show

Up Over the Year-Ago May for the 3rd Year in a Row, "LIVE" Grows to its Strongest May Sweep Since 2007

"LIVE with Kelly and Michael" Finishes the 2014-15 Season as the No. 2 Syndie Talker

"LIVE" Closes 2014-15 with its Best Season in 8 Years in Homes and Viewers

"LIVE with Kelly and Michael"

During the week of May 18, 2015, which included the final three days of the broadcast season, "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" ranked as the No. 2 syndicated talk show in Households (2.9 rating), Total Viewers (3.994 million) and Women 25-54 (1.5 rating), beating "Ellen" (2.6 rating, 3.551 million and 1.4 rating) in all three Nielsen measures for the 9th consecutive week. In fact, despite its early time periods with lower overall TV usage levels, "LIVE" topped "Ellen" in Homes for the 22nd week in a row.

· Broadcasting from Southern California for the Disneyland Resort 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration, "LIVE" grew week to week in Households (+4%) and Women 25-54 (+15%) to 3-week highs (since w/o 4/27/15), while building 6% in Total Viewers to hit a 6-week high (since w/o 4/6/15).

· "LIVE" posted gains over the year-ago week in all key Nielsen measures: Homes (+4%), Total Viewers (+6%), Women 25-54 (+7%).

During the May 2015 Sweep, "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" ranked as the No. 2 syndicated talk show for the 2nd sweep running in Households (2.9 rating), Total Viewers (3.854 million) and Women 25-54 (1.4 rating-tie), beating "Ellen" (2.5 rating, 3.424 million and 1.3 rating) in all three Nielsen measures.

· "LIVE" grew over the year-ago May sweep for the 3rd straight year in Homes (+4% - 2.9 rating vs. 2.8 rating) and Total Viewers (+6% - 3.854 million vs. 3.640 million) to deliver its strongest May sweep in 8 years - since 2007. In fact, "LIVE" was the only top-tier talk show up over the year-ago May in Homes (+4%) and Viewers (+6%), as "Dr. Phil" was down -3%/-1%, respectively, and "Ellen" declined -7%/-5%, respectively.

During the 2014-15 broadcast season (September-May), "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" was the No. 2 syndicated talker in Households (3.0 rating) and Total Viewers (4.064 million), finishing ahead of "Ellen" for the 3rd season in a row (2.7 rating and 3.696 million) in both Nielsen measures. In addition, "LIVE" moved ahead of "Ellen" among Women 25-54 (+7% - 1.5 rating vs. 1.4 rating) to finish the season as the No. 2 syndie talker (up from No. 3 last season).

· "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" grew for the 2nd consecutive year to deliver its strongest season in 8 years in Homes (+3% - 3.0 rating vs. 2.9 rating) and Total Viewers (+5% - 4.052 million vs. 3.864 million) - since the 2006-07 season. In fact, "LIVE" was the only top-tier talker up over the prior season in Households (+3%), as "Dr. Phil" was even and "Ellen" was down -4%.

"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 and Instagram, @KellyandMichael.

Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live + Same Day Program Ratings, weeks of 5/18/15, 5/11/15 & 5/19/14, 2015 May Sweep (4/23-5/20/15), 2014 May Sweep (4/24-5/21/14), 2014-15 broadcast season (9/8/14-5/20/15). Please note: "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" began one week prior to the start of the syndicated season (9/1/14-5/20/15).

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