Monday’s first installment of ABC’s morning show without Regis Philbin — which by the way has a new name — drew healthy ratings, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The show, now anchored by Philbin’s former co-host, Kelly Ripa, and now called "Live! With Kelly," featured co-host Jerry Seinfeld and guests Jason Segel and Jamie Oliver. The episode drew a 4.0 household rating in the metered markets, the story says.
The show marked the first episode of the renamed morning show since Philbin left after 28 years on the program. Through last Friday’s Regis farewell episode the show was called “Live! with Regis and Kelly.”
Monday’s household rating represented a 38% increase from last year’s comparable November ratings, the story says.