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

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.

More TV

  • Kumail Nanjiani

    Kumail Nanjiani on Not Wanting 'Little America' to Focus on the Political System

    Apple TV Plus’s anthology drama “Little America” may not be about politics, but by telling tales of immigrants in a polarizing time, many people feel there is a political undercurrent to its themes. “It is amazing that we are living in a time where kindness, empathy, humanity and shared experience feels like a political statement,” [...]

  • Apple TV Plus Renews 'Mythic Quest:

    Apple TV Plus Renews 'Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet' Ahead of Series Premiere

    Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day and Megan Ganz’s “Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet” has been renewed for a second season ahead of its series debut, Apple TV Plus announced Sunday. The half-hour comedy follows a team of developers as they navigate the challenges of running a popular video game. It was inspired by McElhenney’s visit to Ubisoft’s [...]

  • Apple TV Plus Home Before Dark

    Apple TV Plus Mystery 'Home Before Dark' Renewed for Season 2 Ahead of Series Premiere

    “Home Before Dark,” Apple TV Plus’ mystery series inspired by the real-life reporting of 9-year-old investigative journalist Hilde Lysiak, has nabbed an early Season 2 renewal ahead of its series premiere on April 3. Directed and executive produced by Jon M. Chu and created by showrunners and exec producers Dana Fox and Dara Resnik, the [...]

  • 911 Lone Star rob Lowe

    '9-1-1: Lone Star': TV Review

    In some ways, Rob Lowe is a fit for the Ryan Murphy universe. Something about his actorly vanity — so much a part of his star persona that it tends to impact every project he works on — feels lurid and unseemly in exactly the bad-taste way as does much of Murphy’s work. A plotline, [...]

  • Asa Butterfield in Netflix's Sex Education

    Netflix & Sky Strike Multi-Year Deal To Keep Streamer On Service

    Comcast-owned pay-TV operator Sky and Netflix have hammered out a new multi-year deal to keep content from the streaming giant on the service.  Under the new deal, customers of Sky’s set-top box service Sky Q will have the option to opt in for Netflix’s basic plan, which is priced locally at £5.99 ($7.99) per month. [...]

  • Paradigm Agency Cuts 30 Staff Positions,

    Paradigm Agency Cuts 30 Staff Positions, Mostly in Music

    Paradigm has made a significant cut to its staff, laying off about 30 agents and support staff or 4% of its employees, Variety has confirmed. Sources said most of the layoffs were in the music area at the agency and took place Friday.. Paradigm, which had about 700 employees prior to the layoffs, had no [...]

  • Edward Burns'Alex Cross' film premiere, Los

    Edward Burns Dramedy, Blumhouse TV Docuseries in Development at Epix

    Epix is eyeing some potential new additions on both the scripted and unscripted front. Network president Michael Wright unveiled Epix’s development slate, which includes two scripted projects and three prospective docuseries, at its Television Critics’ Association winter press tour day. One of the two scripted series hails from Edward Burns who is best known for [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content