Dr. Oz One-On-One With Donald Trump Delivers Highest Ratings For The Dr. Oz Show in Two Years

In a week where the Emmy award-winning The Dr. Oz show hosted by Dr. Mehmet Oz, was once again front and center in the national discourse on health, the highly-anticipated appearance of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump delivered the series highest rating in two years, a 2.01 HH cume, its best since July 7, 2014.


In the episode that aired yesterday, The Dr. Oz Show presented an hour-long, one-on-one interview between Donald Trump and host, Dr. Mehmet Oz in which they discussed Mr. Trump’s personal health including a complete “Review of Systems,” as all patients do when visiting a doctor for the first time, his views on major health care issues and policy including their recently announced child care plan and the major health care issues facing this country. Mr. Trump shared with Dr. Oz the detailed results of his physical examination performed last week, as well as the results of other significant tests and evaluations performed previously by Dr. Harold Bornstein, M.D. of Lenox Hill Hospital, whom has been Mr. Trump’s personal physician for many years. Ivanka Trump then joined her father to speak further about the childcare and maternity leave initiative that the Trump campaign announced Tuesday night.


Thursday’s episode of The Dr. Oz Show delivered a 2.01 HH, the show’s highest cume rating since 7/7/14. The program delivered a 0.62 W25-54, its highest cume rating in the demo since 5/4/16. Filtering down to the primary telecasts only The Dr. Oz Show delivered a 1.85 HH, its highest primary rating since 3/3/14.  Among W25-54The Dr. Oz Show delivered a 0.53, matching it’s highest primary rating since 1/18/16.


Yesterday’s broadcast grows on average +43% over quarter-hour lead-in among HH and +29% among W25-54. Additionally, The Dr. Oz Show is up in 52 of its 55 metered market clearances among HH and in 20 of 25 markets among W25-54. It also delivered significant growth in several key markets including:


New York/WNYW-WWOR/1P – 1.55 HH, grows +94% from Wednesday’s show, and +115 among W25-54


LA/KTTV-KCOP/1P – 0.76 HH, up +111% from previous day


Chicago/ WFLD/WPWR/1P – 1.20 HH, increasing +161% from Wednesday’s telecast and +30% among W25-54


Philadelphia/ WTXF/1P- 1.45 HH, grows 93% over Wednesday’s show


San Francisco/ KTVU-KICU/1P – 0.63 HH, grows 26%  over Wednesday’s show


Washington, DC/WDCA/1P – 0.57 HH, up 30% over Wednesday’s telecast


Boston/WFXT/2P – 1.44 HH, up 153% from previous day


Atlanta/WSB/3P – 3.26 HH, grows +76% from Wednesday’s telecast


Houston/KTXH/2P – 1.25 HH, increasing +62% from previous show


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Currently in its eighth season, the eight-time Daytime Emmy Award-winning syndicated daily series "The Dr. Oz Show" is hosted by Dr. Mehmet Oz, accredited health expert, best-selling author, and world renowned cardiac surgeon. The Dr. Oz Show” is an informative hour that offers audiences the opportunity to learn about a wide range of health and wellness topics. Tackling the balance of mind, body and spirit, Dr. Oz calls on specialists from a variety of disciplines for expert advice on how viewers can be their best selves.


Dr. Oz served as health expert on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” since 2004, sharing advice with viewers to help them live their best life from the inside out. Dr. Oz has co-authored six New York Times Best Sellers including YOU: The Owner's Manual as well as the award winning Healing from the Heart.  Dr. Oz launched his magazine The Good Life with Hearst Corporation in spring 2014.  He has a regular column in O The Oprah Magazine. 


Dr. Oz is a professor of Surgery at Columbia University.  He directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital and performs 100 heart operations annually. His research interests include heart replacement surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, complementary medicine and health care policy. He has authored over 400 original publications, book chapters, and medical books and has received several patents.


Cleared in over 99% of the country, “The Dr. Oz Show” is produced by Harpo Productions and distributed by Sony Pictures Television.  “The Dr. Oz Show” is executive produced by Amy Chiaro and co-executive produced by Stacy Rader and Laurie Rich.  

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