Cable channel UP, featuring “uplifting entertainment,” announced today that it has acquired rights to the hit daytime show Steve Harvey from NBCUniversal Television & New Media Distribution. The show will premiere on UP at 3 p.m. ET on Sat., Jan. 4, with a marathon of episodes from the show’s premiere season before settling into its […]
Steve Harvey, popular national radio personality, television host and best-selling author, will be inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame during the NAB Show Radio Luncheon, held Tuesday, April 8 in Las Vegas and sponsored by ASCAP. Harvey began his career in the mid-1980s as a stand-up comedian. The long-time host of It’s Showtime […]
Queen Latifah syndication debut generated a 1.7 household rating and 5 share, up 31% from its year-ago time slots average and up 21% from its lead-in average. And the season two return of Steve Harvey got the same 1.7/5, up 13% from its year-ago time slots average and up 13% from its lead-in.
Television’s major syndicators will meet next week with TV station creative services directors at the third annual PromaxBDA Station Summit, sharing promotional plans and trying to whip up some of that enthusiasm for their new offerings including CBS Television Distribution’s Arsenio Hall and Bethenny from Warner Bros.
The freshman talk hit, which was already renewed for its second season in national syndication earlier this year, has now been extended for additional seasons through 2016 with station group renewals led by the NBC Owned Television Stations.
A successful new daytime syndicated TV talk show, Steve Harvey, has helped cement Harvey’s status as one of the foremost entertainers in America, one who juggles a national morning radio show, the game show Family Feud and side projects — if they can be called that — like a feature film, Think Like a Man, that made $100 million last year.
NBCUniversal Domestic TV Distribution’s new syndicated talk shows Steve Harvey, a freshman hit, has been renewed for a second season.
Newly minted talk show hosts Steve Harvey, Katie Couric, Jeff Probst and Ricki Lake have now had a month (give or take) to prove themselves in the daytime arena. So how have they fared?
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.
Debuts of Live! with new co-host Michael Strahan and Steve Harvey scored big in the overnight Nielsens. Live! was up 44% in total households from its year-ago performance when Regis Philbin was still co-hosting, from a 2.7 rating and 9 share to a 3.9/13. Meanwhile, Harvey was up 50% in total households from the year-earlier time period, from a 1.0/3 to a 1.5/4. It was up 25% from its lead-in, from 1.2/4 to a 1.5/4.
The station group’s leader, Valari Staab, is betting two new syndicated shows — Steve Harvey from NBCUniversal and Jeff Probst from CBS Television Distribution — will flow nicely with current shows and help turn around the fortunes of her 10 stations.
Syndication buyers and sellers are projecting ratings and costs for the new syndicated talk shows prior to this summer’s upfront ad market. They say Disney-ABC’s Katie is likely to command a CPM of $25-$28 in its core demographic, women 25-54. Jeff Probst, with the host of Survivor, is expected to be next at about $25, followed by Steve Harvey and Ricki Lake’s new venture at $18-$20.
The syndication veteran will be in charge of the new the one-hour show that will be produced in Chicago and debut this fall.
The serious multi-tasker expects to work in tapings of his new NBCUniversal syndicated talk show around his other gigs as syndicated morning-drive radio personality and host of Debmar-Mercury’s Family Feud. Something has to give, however, and it will be his standup comedy. But he says he’s not giving up humor: “I want to do a daytime show that is inspirational, uplifting and insightful. Then, the twist I’m going to put on it is that, in the middle of the day, it’s going to be funny.”
Oprah is long gone — she taped her last show for broadcast syndication eight months ago — but her presence (or absence) is still being felt throughout broadcasting and will pervade the NATPE conference next week in Miami Beach. She’ll continue to be the measure by which every other talk show evaluates itself and the subject of countless conversations about her impact on broadcasting.
NBCU’s new, one-hour syndicated talk show has now been sold in 47 of the top 50 markets for its fall 2012 debut.
The new, one-hour syndicated talk show is now sold in 40 of the top 50 markets for a fall 2012 debut.
Syndicators and stations got some answers to the many questions hanging over them for next season lineups. CBS Television Distribution’s Jeff Probst (left) was picked up by the NBC Owned Television Stations. Twentieth Television’s Ricki with Ricki Lake was grabbed by Tribune Broadcasting in New York and seven other markets while Warner Bros.’s Anderson with Anderson Cooper secured key second-season renewals. Still looking for a home is Warner Bros.’s Bethenny Frankel.
Station groups picking up the new daytime talker include CBS Television Stations, Capitol Communications, Cox Media Group, Fox Television Stations, Hearst Television, LIN Media, Local TV and Sinclair Broadcast Group. That comes on top of the show’s launch group, NBC’s 10 owned stations, which picked it up last month. The additions make it a virtual certainty to launch in fall 2012.
The 10 stations will carry the new show from Endemol USA that will debut in syndication next fall. The one-hour show will be based largely on Harvey’s relationship advice books.
The project, produced by Endemol USA and distributed by NBCUniversal, is described as a “comedy show with talk show elements” that will focus on relationship issues.