Who are the most powerful women in the world, and what presence do they have in shaping daytime television? Forbes addressed the first part of that question in their annual ranking of the World's Most Powerful Women.
Among those associated with daytime who made the cut, Oprah Winfrey came in highest at No. 13. The former daytime talk show host, who still produces daytime programming (Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz, Rachael Ray) via Harpo Productions, was cited for the turnaround at her cable network OWN. READ MORE
Dr. Phil McGraw is proving Oprah taught him well when it comes to snagging must-see interviews. On today's episode of his No. 1-rated syndie talk show, McGraw will air the first part of an exclusive interview with Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, the mastermind behind the Manti Te'o "catfishing" hoax that shocked America.
Last fall, Notre Dame football player Te'o revealed the back-to-back deaths of his grandmother and girlfriend were fueling his efforts to lead his college team to an undefeated regular season. What Te'o allegedly didn't know was that the "girlfriend" he'd met online, fell in love with over the course a two-year relationship and then grieved for, wasn't a girl at all.
McGraw appeared on Today to promote his exclusive with Tuiasosopo, sharing the young man's disturbing admission of being in love with his victim Te'o. Watch a clip from the Today preview, as well as a sneak peek from today's episode of Dr. Phil after the jump! READ MORE
If a tree falls in a forest and no one hears it, did it really make noise? According to Deadline, Dr. Phil has been renewed though the end of the 2016-2017 season. Reportedly, the show has averaged 4.2 million viewers this season.
“Stations have really sat up and taken notice of the fact that Dr. Phil is the best news lead-in in the marketplace today,” said Joe DiSalvo, President of Sales at CBS Television Distribution.
Forget all the buzz about new talk shows from Katie Couric, Ricki Lake and Steve Harvey. Veteran trash TV talker Maury Povich is proving he’s still got game!
According to TV Week, Maury led all talk shows the week of September 17, among women 25-54, with a 1.7 rating in the demo, up from 1.4 last season. Among households, Dr. Phil leads the pack with a 3.1 average this season, followed by Live with Kelly and Michael at 2.6.
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