You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Dr. Phil’ Ratings Spike for Interview With V. Stiviano

Ratings for syndicated talkshow “Dr. Phil” swelled Wednesday for its interview with V. Stiviano, who became a household name in the wake of the Donald Sterling scandal.

According to Nielsen, Phil McGraw’s sitdown with Stiviano averaged a 3.3 household rating/9 share in the metered-market overnights — a 73% surge over the show’s average lead-in nationwide, and 22% higher than “Dr. Phil’s” May sweep average of a year ago.

Among the top 30 metered markets, CBS Television Distribution’s “Dr. Phil” fared best in Indianapolis, where it did an 8.0/18 at 4 p.m. on WTHR, doubling its “Ellen DeGeneres” lead-in and growing 33% from its year-ago time period average.

In Los Angeles, where the Sterling scandal originated after he was recorded making racist remarks, Dr. Phil’s interview was No. 1 in its time period on KCBS (3.3/10) — more than doubling all other shows. It was up 200% from its lead-in and 83% higher than the show’s year-ago May average.

Another syndicated standout this week was Sony Pictures Television’s “Latifah,” whose “Carol Burnett Show” reunion earned an overnight rating on Tuesday (1.4/4) that was up 27% week to week.

The Queen Latifah-hosted show, which featured Carol Burnett, Tim Conway, Vicki Lawrence, Lyle Waggoner and designer Bob Mackie, fared best among the major markets in New York (2.2/9), where its rating on WCBS spiked 83% week-to-week. In Los Angeles, “Latifah” did a 1.3/4 in the overnights and was the No. 1 show in its time period in women 25-54 (0.7/5).

More TV

  • AMERICAN IDOL - "113 (Top 14)"

    'American Idol' Recap: The Final Fourteen Sing for America's First Vote

    Ratings for syndicated talkshow “Dr. Phil” swelled Wednesday for its interview with V. Stiviano, who became a household name in the wake of the Donald Sterling scandal. According to Nielsen, Phil McGraw’s sitdown with Stiviano averaged a 3.3 household rating/9 share in the metered-market overnights — a 73% surge over the show’s average lead-in nationwide, […]

  • Westworld Season 2

    'Westworld' Recap: Enchantment Under the Sea

    Ratings for syndicated talkshow “Dr. Phil” swelled Wednesday for its interview with V. Stiviano, who became a household name in the wake of the Donald Sterling scandal. According to Nielsen, Phil McGraw’s sitdown with Stiviano averaged a 3.3 household rating/9 share in the metered-market overnights — a 73% surge over the show’s average lead-in nationwide, […]

  • 'Sharp Objects' Trailer: Amy Adams Returns

    Amy Adams Returns Home in First Trailer for HBO's 'Sharp Objects' (WATCH)

    Ratings for syndicated talkshow “Dr. Phil” swelled Wednesday for its interview with V. Stiviano, who became a household name in the wake of the Donald Sterling scandal. According to Nielsen, Phil McGraw’s sitdown with Stiviano averaged a 3.3 household rating/9 share in the metered-market overnights — a 73% surge over the show’s average lead-in nationwide, […]

  • Telemundo Adds 'Series Premium' Sunday Drama

    Telemundo Adds 'Series Premium' Sunday Drama Showcase

    Ratings for syndicated talkshow “Dr. Phil” swelled Wednesday for its interview with V. Stiviano, who became a household name in the wake of the Donald Sterling scandal. According to Nielsen, Phil McGraw’s sitdown with Stiviano averaged a 3.3 household rating/9 share in the metered-market overnights — a 73% surge over the show’s average lead-in nationwide, […]

  • 'Grey's Anatomy' Renewed for Season 15

    'Grey's Anatomy' Renewed for Season 15 at ABC

    Ratings for syndicated talkshow “Dr. Phil” swelled Wednesday for its interview with V. Stiviano, who became a household name in the wake of the Donald Sterling scandal. According to Nielsen, Phil McGraw’s sitdown with Stiviano averaged a 3.3 household rating/9 share in the metered-market overnights — a 73% surge over the show’s average lead-in nationwide, […]

  • Jane The Virgin -- "Chapter Eighty-One"

    'Jane the Virgin' Boss on Season 4 Finale: 'I Knew It Would Be the Ultimate Surprise'

    Ratings for syndicated talkshow “Dr. Phil” swelled Wednesday for its interview with V. Stiviano, who became a household name in the wake of the Donald Sterling scandal. According to Nielsen, Phil McGraw’s sitdown with Stiviano averaged a 3.3 household rating/9 share in the metered-market overnights — a 73% surge over the show’s average lead-in nationwide, […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content