NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution has sold The Meredith Vieira Show in 80% of the U.S. for its second season in syndication. Stations groups including Hearst, Sinclair, Hubbard, Scripps, Gray, Dispatch, Graham Media, LIN, Bonten, Media General and Schurz are on board. They join previously announced NBC Owned Stations.
The new syndicated talker from NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution gets a green light from its anchor station group.
NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution said today it has sold The Meredith Vieira Show in more than 85% of the U.S. for its debut in national broadcast syndication in fall 2014. New station groups adding the talk show include Dispatch, Belo, Nexstar, Bonten, Mission, Local, Citadel, Media General, Block, News Press Gazette and Sarkes Tarzian. These station groups join NBC Owned Television Stations and others slotting Meredith Vieira’s new one-hour daytime show.
With a resume that includes NBC’s Today, ABC’s The View and Disney-ABC’s Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Meredith Vieira is a TV veteran. Her next challenge will be a little different: hosting a daily syndicated talk show from NBCUniversal Domestic TV Distribution. With a launch set for fall 2014, she talks about what it’s like getting back into the game, what her show will be like, who else is on board and keeping costs for the show and expectations for its performance down to earth.
The new syndicated daytime show will debut on the 10 NBC Owned Stations in fall 2014, giving it coverage in 27% of the United States..