Clarkson's show is the first daytime show to have a strong launch since Steve Harvey in 2012. The Kelly Clarkson Show now ranks fourth out of all daytime talk shows -- behind Dr. Phil, Live with Kelly and Ryan and The Ellen DeGeneres Show -- topping such mainstays as Maury, Rachael Ray and The Wendy Williams Show. "The American Idol alum’s strong start is adding more fuel to the renewed fire in the first-run syndication business," says Cynthia Littleton. "After a few fallow years, distributors are slowly but surely taking bigger swings with boldface names in an effort to seed a new generation of personalities. Drew Barrymore and Nick Cannon are among the notables set to segue into the daytime yak pack in the fall of 2020.