Syndication Ratings: Tyra Banks Talk Show ‘FABLife’ Off to Solid Start

Lifestyle talk show “FABLife,” the return to daytime television for Tyra Banks, opened to solid ratings on Monday.

The panel series from Disney-ABC Television Distribution averaged a 1.1 household rating/3 share in 53 of Nielsen’s metered markets, a 0.5/4 in women 18-49 and a 0.6/4 in women 25-54 — ranking as the top syndicated newcomer in all categories.

FABLife” finished No. 1 in its time periods in two of the top four U.S. markets, earning a 2.4 household rating/8 share in both Chicago and Boston. It also finished with a tenth of the season premiere of CBS’ “The Talk” in New York (1.8/6) while also leading the nation’s No. 1 market in women 25-54 (1.1/7), increasing WABC’s year-ago time period demo rating (0.8) by 38%.

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On average, “FABLife” improved its time period year to year by 25% in women 18-49 (0.5 vs. 0.4). And it grew over the year-ago September 2014 time period in households in top-5 markets Los Angeles (1.0/3 vs. 0.7/2), Chicago (2.4/8 vs. 1.5/5) and Philadelphia (2.4/8 vs. 2.2/7).

Banks, Shane Farley and Mark Schulman are executive producers of “FABLife,” and Rebecca Mayer is co-executive producer. The show is produced by Disney/ABC’s Summerdale Productions and is distributed by Disney/ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution.

Also of note on Monday, “Crime Watch Daily,” the first hourlong, real-life daily crime show to air in firstrun syndication, opened with a 0.9/2 primary-run average. The Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution strip scored its best top-market improvement in Los Angeles, where it grew KTLA’s 5 p.m. year-ago time period by 67% with a 1.0/2, and saw its top score come from WDAF at 1 p.m. in Kansas City (3.2/10).

“Crazy Talk,” a new comedic strip from NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution, did a 0.3/1 in metered-market household ratings. Its best top-25 market performance was in Raleigh-Durham (1.2/3 in households).

Second-year talker “The Real” from Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution had a good premiere Monday, notching a 1.1/4 in households and a 1.0/7 in women 25-54 among primary airings while finishing No. 1 in New York among women 25-54 (1.5/11). The season kicked off with Bobby Brown in his first exclusive interview since the death of his daughter, Bobbi Kristina.


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