April 9, 2012
Co-Host Ben Mulroney Lifts LIVE! WITH KELLY to Highest Audience Ever with 685,000 Viewers on CTV
– All four episodes of LIVE! in Banff saw ratings increases over the current season average –
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Toronto, ON (April 9, 2012) – Last Thursday, ETALK’s Ben Mulroney joined Kelly Ripa as co-host and helped catapult her LIVE! WITH KELLY visit to the Canadian Rockies in Banff, AB to a record 685,000 viewers, the highest audience ever for the series since Ripa took the reigns in November 2011. The final episode of a four episode stint in Banff was up 62% in total viewers over its current season average*.
Overall the four episodes which aired Monday, April 2 to Thursday, April 5, on average ranked LIVE! WITH KELLY nationally as the #1 talk show of the week with total viewers and in the key demos A18-49 and A25-54. Broadcasting to North America from The Banff Centre’s Eric Harvie Theatre, Thursday’s episode with Mulroney as co-host featured CTV’s GCB star, Canadian David James Elliott, Kelly’s après ski chalet party and a taste of Banff local cuisine.
**Media Note** Photography for LIVE! WITH KELLY in Banff is available online at BellMediaPR.ca
After revealing a new revamped set earlier today, LIVE! WITH KELLY returns tomorrow with co-host Howie Mandel and CTV Two’s UP ALL NIGHT star Christina Applegate. LIVE! WITH KELLY airs Weekdays at 9 a.m. ET on CTV (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times).
LIVE! WITH KELLY’s remote broadcasts were made possible by Travel Alberta, the tourism marketing agency of the Government of Alberta, and its tourism industry partners. Located in the heart of western Canada, the province of Alberta is bordered by the Canadian Rocky Mountains to the west, the rolling prairies to the east and the state of Montana to the south. For more information about the authentic winter experiences and breathtaking landscapes that provided the backdrop for LIVE! WITH KELLY in Alberta, visit TravelAlberta.com and http://travelalberta.tumblr.com.
LIVE! WITH KELLY is distributed in national syndication by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. Produced by WABC-TV in New York and executive produced by Michael Gelman, LIVE! WITH KELLY airs in more than 200 markets across the U.S. and on CTV in Canada. Visit LIVE! WITH KELLY on the web at livewithkelly.tv.
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* Nov. 21, 2011 – March 30, 2012
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