ABC O&Os renew the syndicated daytime series through its sixth season, pushing clearances toward 60%.
CBS Television Distribution’s syndicated Rachael Ray, which debuted in 2006, has been renewed through the 201-12 season, with clearances nearing 60 percent.
The ABC Owned Television Stations (including flagship WABC New York and WPVI Philadelphia) have renewed the show for two seasons, which will take the series through its sixth season, it was announced today by Joe DiSalvo, president of sales for CBS Television Distribution.
Joe DiSalvo, president of sales for CBS Television Distribution, said: “Our client stations have recognized the quality of RACHAEL RAY, along with its terrific entertainment value, and consider it a key part of their daytime lineups. Having the ABC Stations on board through six seasons speaks to the importance of the show and the mark it has made on television.”
Walter Liss, president, ABC Owned Television Stations, stated, “The Rachael Ray show has been a strong performer with viewers and advertisers since it debuted on our ABC owned stations a few years ago. We’re now pleased to extend our commitment to this popular series through 2012.”
Last season, Rachael Ray won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show (Entertainment) and was recently nominated for four 2009 Daytime Emmys including, Outstanding Talk Show and Outstanding Talk Show Host.
For the past three seasons the show has secured a spot among the top daytime programs, after having the highest-rated premiere for any first-run syndicated talk show since the 2002 launch of Dr. Phil.
Rachael Ray is distributed and produced by CBS Television Distribution in association with Harpo Productions, Scripps Networks and Watch Entertainment.