Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson

The two local women debuting afternoon syndicated shows this week have both gotten off to a good start. According to an article on Deadspin, NBCUniversal’s Kelly Clarkson, from Burleson, premiered on Monday to a 1.9 household rating, the highest debut rating for a first-run syndicated show in seven years.

Comedian and actor Steve Carell introduced Clarkson. Carell had used Clarkson’s name as a punchline in his film, The 40-Year-Old Virgin.

Meanwhile, Disney’s Tamron Hall program, hosted by Hall, who grew up in Fort Worth, posted a 1.4 household rating. Both are considered strong starts.

Here are Nielsen's top programs for Sept. 2-8

NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Sept. 2-8. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.

1. NFL Football: Green Bay at Chicago, NBC, 22.24 million.

2. NFL Football: Pittsburgh at New England, NBC, 22.21 million.

3. "NFL Thursday Pre-game," NBC, 14.79 million.

4. NFL Football: Detroit at Arizona, Fox, 13.99 million.

5. "NFL Sunday Pre-game," NBC, 10.72 million.

6. "NFL Opening Kickoff Show," NBC, 10.69 million.

7. "NFL Post-game," Fox, 9.8 million.

8. "America's Got Talent" (Tuesday), NBC, 9.11 million.

9. College Football: LSU at Texas, ABC, 8.63 million.

10. "America's Got Talent" (Wednesday), NBC, 8.56 million.

11. "60 Minutes," CBS, 7.56 million.

12. "Football Night in America, Part 3," NBC, 7.51 million.

13. College Football: Notre Dame at Louisville, ESPN, 5.68 million.

14. "Football Night in America, Part 2," NBC, 5.34 million.

15. "NCIS," CBS, 5.21 million.

16. "Big Brother" (Sunday), CBS, 4.75 million.

17. "American Ninja Warrior," NBC, 4.47 million.

18. "Big Brother" (Wednesday), CBS, 4.46 million.

19. "FBI," CBS, 4.21 million.

20. "Big Brother" (Thursday), CBS, 4.18 million.

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ABC and ESPN are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; CBS is a division of CBS Corp.; Fox is owned by Fox Corp.; NBC is owned by NBC Universal.

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