Anderson Cooper Profits from Oprah’s Absence

The Hollywood Reporter notes that the once-foundering Anderson Cooper daytime talk show, now known as Anderson Live, has seen the largest weekly increase in national ratings among all talk shows. The show has seen a 67 percent increase in key demographic women week-to-week with well-known guests like Queen Latifah and Stephen Colbert, and a 100 percent increase year-to-year. Possible reasons cited in the piece include taking the show live and adding a new daily guest host, though the continued diaspora of former Oprah viewers, unsettled and seeking a new afternoon program, may be working to Mr. Cooper’s advantage, too.