Katie Couric’s new syndicated daytime talk show “Katie” has solidified its ratings lead over other rookie talkers, according to national figures for the week ending Oct. 14. The show delivered a 1.9 household rating for the week and averaged 2.494 million viewers, improving 12% from the previous week for its strongest performance since its premiere week.
The Monday, Oct. 8, show — which focused on the afterlife and featured Long Island Medium Theresa Caputo — surged 35% to a 2.3 household rating, setting a single-day “Katie” record.
Coming in second among rookie talk shows was “Steve Harvey,” which held steady with a 1.3 household number and averaged 1.806 million viewers. “Harvey” was up 11% in women 25-54 to a 1.0 average.
“Jeff Probst” was down 13% to a 0.7 in households, with 944,000 viewers, giving back its gains from the week before and settling around its season average. “Ricki Lake” was fourth among the rookies with a 0.7, even with its previous week, and 841,000 viewers.
“Trisha,” which is cleared on mostly lower-rated independent and CW stations, equaled its best numbers so far, coming in with a 0.5 household number, up 25% from a week earlier, and averaging 659,000 viewers.