A new syndicated daytime show is off to a strong start, with TVNewsCheck reporting that NBCUniversal’s “Harry,” starring Harry Connick Jr., delivered a 1.4 average in households for its premiere week.
“‘Harry,’ the season’s only nationally cleared newcomer, scored the most impressive talk debut in three years with ratings 40% higher than ‘The Real’s’ first week in 2014. And compared to the already established talkers, ‘Harry’ tied the long-running ‘Maury’ at a 1.4,” the story reports.
That’s still nowhere near what the top veteran shows delivered during the fall premiere week. “Dr. Phil” started its 15th season with a 3.8 average for the week ending Sept. 18, up 41% from the previous week and up 23% from premiere week a year ago, the story reports. Results are based on Nielsen live-plus-same-day figures.
“Dr. Phil” held a big lead over the No. 2 talk show, “Live with Kelly,” which averaged a 2.5.