‘America Now’ Viewership Up 20%

The syndicated newsmagazine strip from Raycom and ITV Studios America is posting strong year-to-year gains across metered markets in the first six weeks of season.

Metered market ratings for America Now, the daily syndicated newsmagazine show co-hosted by Leeza Gibbons and Bill Rancic from Raycom Media and ITV Studios America, have improved 20% through the first six weeks of the new season versus the same period last year.

Airing weekdays in 45 markets, America Now delivers an average of 137,000 households each day — a 1.2 rating/3 share in its 14 metered markets, up from a 1.0/3 a year ago.

Household ratings have risen across America Now’s key markets, including:

  • Birmingham, Ala. (WBRC), which saw a 34% improvement to a 4.7 rating.
  • Louisville, Ky. (WAVE), where ratings leapt +74%.
  • Knoxville, Tenn. (WTNZ), with ratings up 60%.
  • West Palm Beach, Fla. (WFLX), posting a 44% rise.

The series, now in its third season after becoming a weekday strip in 2011, provides a daily guide to better living. It includes offering tests on new products to see if they deliver as promised; tips on finding online bargains; informative stories about the latest health warnings and medical breakthroughs; alerts on consumer scams and recalls; and advice on ways to keep families safe.

Show content is also available online at www.americanownews.com, or via the America Now smart phone app, which brings news and deals straight to iPhones, iPads or Androids.

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