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Katie Couric's New Daytime Talk Show Trounces Debuts From Jeff Probst, Ricki Lake and Steve Harvey

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Seems people were really interested in seeing a slimmed-down Jessica Simpson talk about losing baby weight. 

And that's good news for Katie Couric! Hew new talk show Katie, which premiered yesterday, was the highest daytime talk show opener since Dr. Phil started in September 2002.

Katie's audience beat out the other daytime talk shows that have premiered recently, including those from Steve Harvey, Jeff Probst and Ricki Lake. She even dominated Anderson Cooper Live's second-season premier. 

Jessica Simpson showed off her new body on Katie yesterday

Other people set to appear on Katie in the upcoming weeks include Jennifer Lopez, Barbra Streisand, 50 Shades of Grey author E.L. James, Heidi Klum, Sofía Vergara, Chelsea Handler, Demi Lovato, Susan SarandonWendy Williams, Aimee Copeland (survivor of a rare flesh-eating bacteria) and Amanda Knox's former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito. 

Did you watch Katie's premiere yesterday? What did you think?

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