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3 SYNDICATED SHOWS DREW BIGGER RATINGS THAN MOST IN PRIMETIME

November 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Three daytime syndicated shows are currently averaging ratings that many primetime shows would envy. The three are grabbing audiences averaging more than 10 million viewers a day. They are reruns of The Big Bang Theory from Warner Bros. TV, with 11.9 million viewers daily, CBS Television Distribution’s Wheel of Fortune with 10.8 million viewers, and […]

IS ONLINE VIDEO CANNIBALIZING CABLE TV?

June 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Online video sites like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and iTunes that offer older TV episodes — including whole seasons of some series — are likely hurting cable TV channels that also offer some of the same shows, according to Anthony DiClemente, media analyst at Barclays Capital. MediaPost‘s MediaDailyNews.com quoted a note to clients from DiClemente in […]

NBC POSTS WHOLE SEASONS OF SHOWS ONLINE

December 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In a departure from standard practice by most network broadcasters, NBC has begun posting entire seasons of some of its shows on its website. Ordinarily only a handful of recent episodes are posted online, since producers worry that the shows would face difficulty on the syndication market if they were already available on the Internet. […]

COURIC SHOW COMMANDING HEFTY AD PRICES

November 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Katie Couric’s syndicated talk show isn’t even on the air yet. She flopped in her most recent gig as a network news anchor. She could suffer the same fate as befell another Today show co-host, Jane Pauley, when she attempted to go solo on daytime television. But the New York Post reported today (Thursday) that […]

ANDERSON LEFT AT STARTING GATE

September 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

It was something less than an auspicious start for Anderson Cooper’s syndicated talk show. Among all daytime talk shows airing on the broadcast networks on Monday, Cooper’s ranked 12th out of 13, with Dr. Oz, who inherited most of Oprah Winfrey’s time slots, taking the lead, followed by The View and Live with Regis & […]

COURIC LANDS AT ABC

June 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

ABC, which is losing Oprah Winfrey, is gaining Katie Couric. ABC Confirmed today (Monday) that it had signed a deal with Couric to host a syndicated talk show beginning in the fall of 2012 and to contribute to ABC News beginning this summer. In a message to staff, ABC News President Ben Sherwood said: “I’ve […]

OPRAH’S FINALE: BIGGEST RATINGS SINCE 1994

May 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Nielsen will not release final figures for another two weeks — ratings for syndicated television shows are traditionally delayed that long — but preliminary ratings for Wednesday’s finale of The Oprah Winfrey Show indicate that the show may have attracted around 18 million viewers. If so, that would have been the talk-show’s biggest audience since […]

COURIC SIGNS OFF

May 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Katie Couric gracefully bowed out of her anchoring duties at CBS after five years Thursday night, proudly showing off clips from some of the interviews she conducted for the newscast over the years, and finally thanking viewers “for coming along with me on this incredible journey.” Today’s (Friday) Los Angeles Times indicated that Couric will […]

REPORTS: CBS HALTS TALKS WITH COURIC

May 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS has halted discussions with Katie Couric over hosting a possible syndicated talk show when she steps down as anchor of the CBS Evening News next month, published reports said today (Thursday). “The negotiations just went on way too long,” a person familiar with the situation told the Hollywood Reporter. “The deal just kept getting […]

COURIC ALREADY SIDELINED AT 60 MINUTES

April 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Well before her $15-million-per-year contract with CBS neared its end, Katie Couric was already being marginalized by the news division — limited to an average of fewer than five appearances per year on 60 Minutes, for example, the New York Times observed on Sunday. Moreover, the newspaper noted, she received a “chilly reception” from some […]

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