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Regis Philbin’s departure from ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ may not be looking to good for Kelly Ripa, the shows rating have dropped! They better get a co-host stat or the show may not survive after 28 years on the air!
Ratings for â€œLive with Kellyâ€ have dropped markedly since Regis Philbinâ€™s departure last month.
In the three weeks measured by Nielsen since Philbinâ€™s Nov. 18 swan song, â€œLiveâ€ has seen its audience erode by 35 percent in total viewers.
That takes into account the week following Philbinâ€™s departure, when â€œLiveâ€ aired only three new shows with guest co-host Jerry Seinfeld joining host Kelly Ripa.
For that week (ending Nov. 25), â€œLiveâ€ averaged 4.5 million viewers â€” which dropped to 3.8 million viewers for the week of Dec. 2, and then fell to 3.6 million viewers for the week of Dec. 9, according to Nielsen.
In Philbinâ€™s last week on â€œLive,â€ the show averaged nearly 6 million viewers â€” up from the 3.4 million viewers it averaged in October.
â€œLiveâ€ has used a rotating roster of guest co-hosts with Ripa â€” including Neil Patrick Harris, Derek Hough, Jonah Hill and Josh Groban â€” and is expected to name a permanent replacement for Philbin this winter.
Philbin, 80, left the show after 28 years when he couldnâ€™t agree on contract terms with Buena Vista, which produces the show.
Via NY Post
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