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Live! With Kelly & Michael Get Ratings Boner!

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Live! With Kelly And Michael

Welcome to your new home Michael Strahan!

The very first episode of Live! With Kelly And Michael premiered Tuesday… and Kelly's new man did NOT disappoint!

The NFL sweetie-pie turned-daytime talk show gabber couldn't wait to share his excitement to those viewing the newly re-named show. After being presented with a bouquet of roses Kelly, Michael gushed:

"I am so happy to be here and be a part of this. You know how they say it's a dream come true? I truly can't say I even dreamed this."


Clearly the he wasn't the only one excited about the big man's permanent hosting gig!

Ratings were up 24% from last season’s premiere (when Regis Philbin was still around), and scored an impressive 3.9 household rating/13 share in the metered markets.

That's the second highest rating since Regie left the show!

Way to go Michael, you handsome piece of ratings gold you!

[Image via ABC]

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20 comments to “Live! With Kelly & Michael Get Ratings Boner!”

  1. Be-Atch says – reply to this


    He is not good-looking…the ratings will sink by the spring…also, no charisma between the two of them…..

  2. HaveAseat says – reply to this


    IMO they got it all wrong, it should of been, Michael Buckley…..

  3. 3

    I won't watch until they replace Kelly Ripa. After seeing her kiss Kim K's ass, I can no longer stand her fake act. I wish they would get someone genuine. She reminds me of Bride of Chucky.

  4. Zip says – reply to this


    This was a terrible pick, this guy isn't even good analyzing football, and BTW, I am not a fan of football, and don't regularly watch it, but I understand, and can explain the game, its strategies, and plays, better than Michael…who was once an NFL player? That should give us all some major insight in this man's lack of ability in communicating as a broadcaster.

  5. Amen says – reply to this


    Love love love Michael!

  6. Reds says – reply to this


    I miss Regis, no one will ever be good enough.
    But Michael was charming and funny.

  7. 7

    No kneegrow needs to be on TV. get him a tree

  8. 8

    Re: ParisIsBurning – lol at kneegrow!!

  9. Susan says – reply to this


    This show has jumped the shark

  10. irene says – reply to this


    Re: Susan – Oh please, Josh and Lara - they are the worst co-hosts in the history of TV - they are in love with themselves and the camera.

  11. calmthef*down says – reply to this


    I love the new host!! Best pick in the selection hes funny and upbeat keep it up Michael!! I love both hosts on live :) People and their annoying little comments are just as insignificant and unimportant as their stupid little judgements just ignore them. Way to go guys!

  12. Nikki says – reply to this


    The good Lord blessed me with a son and a daughter who both slept their nights at 7 days old. No they are not twins.

  13. Shirley Brown says – reply to this


    Michael is handson and personable, lots of laughs.
    He and Kelly have a great chemistry, I have been watching the show now and rarely did with Regis.
    Regis's ego was too much for me.
    You go Kelly with the big teddy bear.

  14. MILO says – reply to this


    Rgardless she is stale without REGIS. I just wonder what really happen on the show. MY thoughts she is not entertaining enough for me or my wife to watch her for an hour,. I think ANDERSON is a lot better and he doesn't brag or show off about what his life is outside of tv. Who really care's about a woman making big time money broadcasting about what high priced resturants or shows she attended over the weekend.

  15. Ken Buntin says – reply to this


    Michael is so much larger than Kelly and just large in general that staff needs to try using comfortable leather or fabric sit down lounge or living room chairs to use when they interview stars. It would look more intimate and hosts wouldn't look so perched on high chairs and so awkward looking.

  16. Flora Mora says – reply to this


    I really want to like Kelly & Michael, but can't seem to warm up to the duo. I love Kelly with her variety of hosts, but not feeling it with Michael. Sorry…..

  17. worldtravler says – reply to this


    Sorry I don't like the new show at all, no chemistry, and Michael is dull, and has no personality I won't watch it any more I think ABC made a BIG BIG mistake the ratings will prove the truth, Kelly get a replacement ASAP

  18. debbie sizemore says – reply to this


    I won't be watching your show anymore because of your new co host. He was the wrong pick. He is not good looking or funny and they don't seem to have anything in common. Your dark.g will be going down. Sorry about that.

  19. PN says – reply to this


    Re: Flora Mora – But that high chairs concept was really Regis Philbin thing and to some point Gelman with the face to face interview approach rather than looking down on the floor. But I think they need to get rid of the high chairs and switch to comfortable chairs since Michael Strahan is taller.

  20. minstrel says – reply to this


    I love Kelly, I really do but the show gets worse everyday. I wish it would get cancelled so Kelly could get into something better like a good sitcom ,maybe. She was great on Faith an Hope but she can't carry this show. I feel bad for her.