Ratings: ‘Steve Harvey’ Talk Show Hits Series High With Miss Universe Visit

Steve Harvey Miss Universe the Truth
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And the winner is … “Steve Harvey.”

The syndicated talk show, produced by Endemol Shine North America and distributed nationally by NBCUniversal Domestic Television, surged to new ratings heights Monday with an episode featuring Miss Universe, Pia Wurtzbach of the Philippines. And Tuesday’s episode, featuring Miss Colombia, could even top that.

Looking at the Nielsen overnight numbers, Monday’s telecast of “Steve Harvey” averaged a 2.6 household rating — well above the show’s previous high of 2.2 set a year ago with Harvey’s annual birthday episode. The program ranked No. 1 in several markets, including New York (3.4 on WNBC), Chicago (2.8 on WMAQ), Dallas (3.0 on KXAS), Atlanta (4.2 on WAGA) and Houston (3.7 on KRIV).

The ratings in New York and Houston were all-time highs for “Steve Harvey,” which also achieved record bests in numerous other markets.

On Monday’s episode, titled “Miss Universe: The Truth, Part I,” Harvey broke his silence to address his stint as host of the Miss Universe pageant where he mistakenly announced the wrong woman as the winner on live television. Tuesday’s episode featured a visit from Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutierrez, the woman he incorrectly named as the winner of the pageant.

“Steve Harvey,” currently in its fourth season, has won the Daytime Emmy for information talk show the last two years. It also won the NAACP Image Award for outstanding talk series in 2014.

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  1. Bradley says:

    MISS UNIVERSE (Philippines) was robbed of her crowning moment and walk when it wasn’t aired on live TV, hope the media can give Miss Universe (Philippines) the attention she deserves throughout the year to promote Miss Universe’s charities and advocacies (HIV, cyberbullying), which are much more relevant to our world other fame-seekers crying over spilled milk.

  2. chiharumon says:

    Finally, all has been forgiven.

  3. Shell says:

    I knew Steve would use this to boost his show. When is the new book coming out?

    • MBM says:

      Regardless, the sincere apology was there. Anything else is viewer prerogative, including opinion such as yours.

      Capiltalist America only works if you actually buy it. And you did, in a way, being on here.

  4. Louise says:

    I think Steve has apologized enough already. We all make mistakes. He wouldn’t do something like that on purpose. Give it a rest.

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