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Anderson Gets a Facelift

Anderson Gets a Facelift

August 27, 2012 by Marc Berman in Highlights with 0 Comments


Warner Bros. daytime talker Anderson, hosted by Anderson Cooper, will have a new name, Anderson Live, a new set, a new live format and a rotation of co-hosts when it kicks-off season two on Monday, September 10. The goal, of course, is for Cooper to cover stories while they are breaking. First up in the co-hosting chair is Kristin Chenoweth, with future co-hosts to include Goldie Hawn, Kelly Osbourne, Cyndi Lauper, Howie Mandel, Erin Andrews, D.L. Hughley and American’s Idol’s Kellie Pickler.

Season to-date (through August 12), Anderson is tied for No. 9 out of 12 entries in the talk show genre (with The Steve Wilkos Show from NBC Universal Television) at a 1.3 GAA (Gross Average Audience) household rating, according to Nielsen. First overall is Dr. Phil from CBS Television Distribution (2.9 rating: + 7 percent from one year earlier), followed by Dr. Oz (Sony Pictures Television, 2.7: +17), Live With Kelly! (Disney-ABC, 2.5: no change), Maury (NBCU, 2.3: no change), Ellen DeGeneres (Warner Bros., 2.2: + 5), Jerry Springer (NBCU) and Rachael Ray (CBS, 1.5: no change each) and The Doctors (CBS, 1.5: -12). Following Anderson and Steve Wilkos is Wendy Williams (Debmar-Mercury, 1.: +10), Nake Berkus (SPT, 1.0: no change) and Jeremy Kyle (Debmar-Mercury, 0.6).

Marc Berman
by Marc Berman

Marc Berman is the Editor in Chief for TV Media Insights, the online destination for television and media. Berman has appeared on camera for Extra, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, The CBS Evening News, CNN, and more; and his 2014 desk calendar, “Today in TV History,” is presently available.

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