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‘Dr. Phil’ Earns Highest Overnight Rating/Share Ever

Feb 25, 2005  •  Post A Comment

Syndicated talk show “Dr. Phil” earned its highest overnight rating/share ever Thursday with a 7.5/17 weighted metered primary run average rating for the episode “Is my Son A Sexual Predator? Part Two,” according to Nielsen Media Research data released Friday by the show’s distributor, King World Productions.

This week, “Dr. Phil” has earned its highest overnight ratings all season, King World said. On Wednesday, Feb. 23, the series rated a 6.2/15 for “Is my Son A Sexual Predator? Part One.”

In the two-part series, parents came to “Dr. Phil” fearing their 19-year-old son might be a sexual predator. In the second part of the episode, which aired Thursday, the 19-year-old admitted he had molested his younger sister and other women.

The previous series high occurred on Presidents Day 2003 (Feb. 17, 2003) with the episode “Looking for Mr. Millionaire,” which garnered a 7.5/15.

“Dr. Phil” is produced by Paramount Domestic Television and was created by Harpo Productions.