Fox Stations Extend MNT Through 2018

The move renews the programming service for its 11th and 12th seasons.

Fox Television Stations said Thursday that it was extending the MyNetworkTV programming service for an additional two years, through the 2017-18 season.

With programming Monday through Friday, MNT airs on the FOX Television Stations in each of the top three markets: New York (WWOR), Los Angeles (KCOP) and Chicago (WPWR). Additional Fox markets include Dallas (KDFI), Washington  (WDCA), Houston (KTXH), Phoenix (KUTP), Minneapolis (WFTC), Orlando (WRBW) and Charlotte, N.C. (WMYT).

Frank Cicha, SVP of programming, Fox Television Stations, said: “As we enter the 10th season, our programming opportunities are getting better and better and MyNetworkTV is continuing to be a great value proposition for stations.”

The 2015-16 schedule of MyNetworkTV launched on Sept. 28 and includes the hit Fox series Bones and the return of The Walking Dead. Back-to-back episodes of Law & Order: SVU air each Monday night and the lineup also includes a two-hour block of The Closer on Wednesdays and The Mentalist on Thursday nights.

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Cameron Miller says:

October 29, 2015 at 5:26 pm

It just won’t die off!

Keith ONeal says:

October 29, 2015 at 10:46 pm

They expect people to actually watch reruns of these shows? Pathetic. Truth be told, ION Television is even worse ~ Criminal Minds (3 days a week; makes me want to hurl), Ghost Whisperer, Blue Bloods, Flashpoint, stupid Movies on the weekends; I could go on. The point is that I have zero interest in watching anything that My Network Television or ION Television has to offer.

    Mark Marino says:

    October 30, 2015 at 8:40 am

    so…”The Walking Dead has the highest total viewership of any series in cable television history, including its two most recent (fourth and fifth) seasons, during which it averaged the most 18- to 49-year-old viewers of all cable or broadcast television shows.[9] Total viewership for its season five premiere was 17.3 million, the most-watched series episode in cable history”

    I’m sure no one will watch…

    Kristina Veltri says:

    October 30, 2015 at 9:01 am

    It’s not about viewership (their Facebook is at 2,200 friends…most 100+ market netlet stations get that in their sleep), but filling two hours; would you rather have Fox providing you quality reruns for a low price as long as you throw in their branding, or two hours of terrible scripted court shows, uncreative European sci-fi dramas where you can see the special effects strings or sitcom reruns that subchannel networks do much better with?

    With Ion and MyNet it’s not about viewership numbers, but keeping stations on the air so they aren’t spectrum bait. Most of the country doesn’t watch, but the viewers who do are keeping them on the air.

    Carl Schulman says:

    October 30, 2015 at 9:30 am

    Purely anecdotally, I can tell you in at least one of those above-mentioned markets, TWD audience numbers have been disappointing. Extremely.

Terry D'Esposito says:

October 30, 2015 at 12:36 pm

MNT is doing so well that KCOP Los Angeles moved their weeknight lineup to 11pm.

    Keith ONeal says:

    October 30, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    Just further proof that MNT (and ION Television) sucks. And KCOP is Fox Owned. LOL! LOL! LOL!

Siyabonga Africa says:

October 30, 2015 at 1:45 pm

Our MNTV channel was sold to Nexstar along with the Fox affiliate. KLAF is now NBC and Nexstar just launched a new MNTV on 15.3. I tell you this much they could have just launched a subchannel then when the MNTV national block comes on show that. Real simple…..

Bobbi Proctor says:

October 30, 2015 at 5:42 pm

We have been able to view ION since they evolved from Pax. When friends found out they could get MNT and ION with an outdoor antenna they put one up. My wife probably watches ION more than ABC, Fox or CW.

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