Telepictures’ new syndicated talk show Anderson had a rough start yesterday, drawing a 1.1 household rating, 0.6 in women 25-54. However, the talker starring Anderson Cooper faced CBS Sports’ coverage of the U.S. Open men’s tennis final in several major markets, including New York, San Francisco, and Boston. Facing massive pre-emptions on the CBS stations for tennis coverage, veteran talk show Dr. Phil moved its season premiere featuring Casey Anthony’s parents from yesterday to today.

Live With Regis & Kelly and Ellen led the talk-show ratings yesterday with Regis & Kelly (2.9 HH, 1.4 W25-54) topping the chart in households and Ellen (2.6 HH, 1.5 W25-54) in the female demo. Ellen averaged a 4.1/11 HH rating/share in the eight markets where it replaced Oprah, holding onto the Oprah time-period share. Dr. Oz, which succeeded Oprah in most markets, 80+, was up double digits from last fall’s premiere. In the top market where it replaced Oprah, LA, the show drew a 4.1 HH rating, 1.3 in W25-54. Here are the syndicated talk show ratings for yesterday:

Program Homes W25-54
ELLEN 2.6 1.5
Regis and Kelly 2.9 1.4
Dr. Oz 2.0 1.0
Maury 1.3 0.8
The Talk 1.9 0.8
Dr. Phil 1.8 0.7
ANDERSON 1.1 0.6
Steve Wilkos 1.0 0.6
Doctors 1.2 0.6
Wendy Williams 0.8 0.6
Jerry Springer 1.0 0.5
Nate Berkus 1.0 0.5
Steven and Chris 0.0 0.0