Katie Couric Bids Farewell To Daytime TV

On the last episode of Katie, the host looked back at memorable guests and segments over the show’s two-year history.

How ‘Katie’ Loss Changes Talk Landscape

Meredith Vieira’s new effort could benefit from Couric’s departure, but the news isn’t good for Judge Judy’s Hot Bench and Kris Jenner probably won’t be back.


WSB Replacing ‘Katie’ With ‘Dr. Oz’ In Fall

Dr. Mehmet Oz will be moving his popular talk show from Fox affiliate WAGA Atlanta to ABC affil WSB in the fall of 2014, replacing Katie Couric’s talk show, WSB GM Tim McVay confirmed.

Second Season Will Be The End For ‘Katie’

The Disney-ABC syndicated talk show hosted by Katie Couric will wrap up production in June 2014.

‘Katie’ Teetering On Verge Of Cancellation

Soft ratings, a huge budget and “disdain” for her female audience — Q Scores report only 10% of women view Couric favorably — have the host’s Disney/ABC talk show in jeopardy as a renewal decision nears.

Disney-ABC Talking About More ‘Katie’

The syndicator says “the sales team is currently in the marketplace having conversations with our station partners” on whether the sophomore talker will get the nod for a third season. This season, new EP Rachel Miskowiec has brightened the set and tweaked the format from single-topic to multi-segment shows with celebrity guests.


Couric Unhappy Over ‘Gossipy’ New Direction

A source say Katie Couric’s syndicated daytime show will be “gossip-centric” in its second season, since a behind-the-scenes shakeup replaced executive producer Michael Morrison with The Tyra Banks Show executive producer Rachel Miskowiec. “If there is one thing Katie hates more than being called ‘perky,’ it’s being called ‘tabloid,’ ” the source says. “She thinks of herself as a serious journalist, covering stories that make a difference. She’s fighting this.”

More Staff Turnover At Syndicated ‘Katie’

Director Joseph Terry and co-executive producers Kathy Samuels and Ethan Nelson depart the rookie talker.

Rachel Miskowiec Named ‘Katie’ Executive Producer

Two-time Emmy Award-winning producer Rachel Miskowiec will be joining Katie as executive producer, it was announced today by Vicki Dummer, EVP, ABC Media Group. Miskowiec has an extensive background in daytime television production.  She was executive producer on The Tyra Banks Show, garnering two Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Informative Talk Show. She also executive-produced […]

Katie Couric To Staff: Big Gets, No Psychics

Disney-ABC has quietly brought in Patrick Ignozzi, a well-regarded senior producer at The View, to help steer Katie Couric’s daytime show. There was no official announcement. The daytime talk show has seen ratings boosts after newsy segments like the Manti Te’o and Sue Paterno interviews.

Freshman Talker ‘Katie’ Gets Renewed

The talk show from Disney-ABC Domestic Television that’s No. 1 among women 25-54 will be back for the 2013-14 season on stations covering over 95% of the U.S.

Te’o Interview Sets Ratings Record for ‘Katie’

Katie Couric’s Thursday talk with the Notre Dame football star sent the freshman syndie’s metered market household ratings up 30% from its past four-week average to a 2.6/7.

Michael Morrison On Tap To Run ‘Katie’

Couric has been looking for a new No. 1 since last month, when it became clear that Jeff Zucker — the show’s current boss and former head of NBC — was going to become the new top gun at CNN. Michael Morrison, who ran Martha Stewart’s now-canceled daily show on the Hallmark Channel last year, is “closing a deal” with Couric, according to sources.

Zucker To Transition From ‘Katie’ To CNN

“I’ll be [at Katie] for a few more weeks helping with the transition,” he told reporters today when his appointment to the presidency of CNN was announced. “I’ll be leaving there by the middle of January.”


EP Jeff Zucker Eyeing Exit From ‘Katie’

Disney-ABC has launched a search for top-level producer(s) to take the reins of Katie Couric’s syndicated daytime talk show. The contingency plan is being put in place as speculation intensifies that Katie executive producer Jeff Zucker would be leaving the freshman talker.

Supermogul Kathy Ireland Joins ‘Katie’

On today’s episode of Katie (check local listings, host Katie Couric welcomed Kathy Ireland as a regular contributor to her nationally-syndicated daytime talk show. The supermodel turned supermogul joined Couric for a show about celebrities who are famous for one thing, and extremely successful at another. This episode will also spotlight former basketball great turned […]

‘Harvey’ Tops ‘Katie’ In W25-54 On Thursday

In its fourth airing on Thursday, Katie Couric’s new syndicated talk show dropped 26% in households to a 1.7/5 in the metered markets and 38% to a 0.8/5 in the key women 25-54 demographic. In households, Katie still finished first among the freshman daytime talk shows but by a smaller margin. In W25-54, it was edged by Steve Harvey (0.9/6 in W25-54, 1.3/4 in HH), which finished as No.1 for the first time since the launch of Katie.

Strong Debut For Disney-ABC’s ‘Katie’

The new ABC talk show generated a 2.8 household rating and 8 share in the overnights, tying Rachael Ray in 2006 as the highest-rated debut in a decade. In the other talk premieres yesterday, CBS’s Jeff Probst was up 40% from its year-ago time slot average in the women 25-54 demo, while Twentieth’s Ricki was plagued by the Cablevision-Tribune retrans fight that kept it off 40% of the homes in New York.

Couric’s Guest List Includes Simpson, Crow

Katie Couric Tweets Set Photos


Couric Counts Down To Syndie Talk Launch

ABC newswoman and TV personality Katie Couric tells reporters she’s excited to be starting from scratch with her new program “that tackles some of the things that you think are important, that you think people want to know more about.” She said she’s asked presidential candidates President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, as well as Sarah Palin, to be guests on Katie.

‘Katie’ Picks Up Promo Pace Prior To Debut

This latest :30 promo features award-winning journalist, best-selling author and television personality Katie Couric asking questions about the issues on the minds of her viewers and gives them a sense of the kinds of topics that will be featured on her new hour-long syndicated talk show that premieres Sept. 10.

‘Katie’ Taps Michael Bass To Be Co-EP

Michael Bass, who was executive producer Jeff Zucker’s No.2 on Today and interim EP on the NBC program when Zucker left to become NBC Entertainment president, has closed a deal to serve as co-executive producer on Katie Couric’s daytime syndicated talk show, which launches Sept. 10.

Couric’s First ‘Katie’ Promo

The first promo for Katie, the new daytime talker fronted by veteran news reporter Katie Couric, is making rounds, and the No. 1 takeaway would appear to be that, gosh darn it, she is brighter than the sun.


How Will WLS Make Room For Katie & Kelly?

Katie Couric and Kelly Ripa are coming to the station that Oprah Winfrey used to call home. But adding their daytime talk shows to Chicago’s ABC O&O will mean disrupting a lineup that has led the ratings in Chicago for more than 25 years.

‘Katie’ Set To Premiere Monday, Sept. 10

Executive Producer Jeff Zucker announces key updates, hires and a logo for Katie Couric’s upcoming syndicated daytime show.

NATPE 2012

Katie Couric: Talk Show Is Job No. 1

At NATPE, she and Jeff Zucker emphasize their desire to do everything that’s needed to promote their new syndicated talk show, including working with stations across the country.

‘Katie’ Now Cleared In 93% Of The U.S.

Disney-ABC Domestic Television’s one-hour, live early fringe syndicated talk show Katie has been sold in 95 of the top 100 markets in advance of this fall’s debut.

NATPE 2012

Marinelli Sees ‘Katie’ As Can’t-Miss Talker

With Katie Couric, Disney-ABC Domestic Television has arguably the biggest name in the plethora of new talk shows set for debuts this fall in the wake of Oprah Winfrey’s departure from syndication. “We are projecting profitability in year one,” says Disney-ABC Domestic Television President Janice Marinelli. Her confidence stems from Couric herself. She credible and “relatable” and she’s made a commitment to doing whatever it takes in production and promotion, she says. “How often do you get a talent of this caliber to enter the syndication marketplace?”

Disney Asking $50,000 For :30 ‘Katie’ Spots

Disney-ABC Domestic TV, together with Katie Couric and executive producer Jeff Zucker, is making the rounds of ad agencies and major clients outlining ideas for the show, while asking for something around $50,000 for a 30-second spot.

‘Katie’ Clearances Now Top 80% Of The US

The new Katie Couric talker from Disney-ABC Domestic Television has been cleared in 55 of the top 60 markets for its fall 2012 launch.

Will New Couric Talker Kill ‘General Hospital?’

ABC has cleared the way for Katie to air in more than 60% of U.S. homes, sparking rumors that the longtime soap may be pulled from the lineup.

Couric’s ABC Talker Gets a Name: ‘Katie’

Former CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric has settled on a name for her upcoming ABC talk show, two people familiar with the decision tell TVNewser. The program will be called simply Katie, when it debuts in fall 2012.

After Oprah, Daytime May Not Be The Same

It may be impossible for even a Katie Couric and Anderson Cooper to duplicate Winfrey’s success as the audience shrinks in a new media age. It could be years before any of the claimants emerge as Winfrey’s rightful heir — if at all.