People using television (PUT) levels fell by an average of 386,000 viewers from the previous week. And the talk-show genre slumped again, with 12 of the 13 veterans off by
double-digit percentages from last year.
While "Dr. Phil" was a relative bright spot with a 6% drop, "Oprah" hit a new season low with a mere 6.0 rating. Meanwhile, rookie "Rachael Ray" dropped 5% on the week to a 2.1, although it did pull its best ratings in 10 weeks in the New York market.