That's not to say that everyone doesn't miss him, but it looks like Kelly Ripa can hold her own without the legendary host.
In her first week on air without Regis Philbin, Kelly managed to up the ratings of the show compared to this same time last year, The 1st week of LIVE! with Kelly delivered a 3.4 HH rating and a 1.8 W25-54 rating, in an average of the metered markets.
Not too shabby - but will she be able to manage the same fete once she has a new, permanent host. We guess it depends on who it is!
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