They include Fox TV Stations duopoly markets Dallas and Washington and CBS Television Stations duopoly markets San Francisco and Detroit, The all-barter show so far is cleared in 86% of TV homes for its second season this fall, including on stations owned by CBS, Fox, Gray, Media General, Raycom, Sinclair and Titan.
The Trifecta-distributed syndicated court show, which airs on stations including Fox TV Station’s MNT affiliate WWOR New York, is averaging a 0.7 household rating and a 0.3 among women 25-54 this season through December, according to Nielsen.
Looks like the producers of the brand new syndicated show from the bench could end up in front of a judge themselves. On Monday, Michael Eisner and his Tornante Co. were sued in a breach of contract and fraud compliant along with co-defendants Trifecta Entertainment and their CEO Hank Cohen for pushing a long time legal show director off the Judge Faith series he claims to have helped created.
Having a well-known host does not guarantee a new talk show’s survival. Just ask Katie Couric and Arsenio Hall, two of the highest-profile talk show hosts to debut in syndication over the past few years. Both their efforts failed. This week another new batch of shows premieres, and they hope to survive until a second season against very tall odds.
The new half-hour syndicated entry from Trifecta is hosted by Faith Jenkins, cleared in over 75% of the U.S. and will launch this fall.