"LIVE with Kelly and Michael" averages approximately 3.989 million viewers per show over a 19-week period, as of figures from January 2015. The show pulled in 4.627 million viewers in late February 2015, marking its highest regular show of 2014-2015 season.
The after-Oscars show of Feb. 23, 2015 had 5.503 million viewers, the highest in the four years of this special show. The 19-week average represents the highest ratings for "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" since the 2006-2007 season. The syndicated talk show ranks second among all syndicated talk shows that air on television, as of March 2015. The main competition for ratings comes from "The Dr. Phil Show" and "Ellen." Kelly Ripa co-hosts the talk show with Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinee Michael Strahan.