CBS Television Distribution’s entertainment magazine will call it quits after the end of its 13th season.
‘The Insider’ To End Its Syndication Run
CBS Television Distribution’s The Insider will end its run at the conclusion of the current syndication season next September, sources said Tuesday.
The news broke after the show’s staff had been informed internally that the entertainment-news magazine show — which premiered in September 2004 — would be coming to an end. The current season is the show’s 13th.
Officials at CTD had no comment on the story.
With its upcoming cancellation, The Insider becomes the first of syndication’s longest-running shows (10 seasons or more) in a number of years to reach the end of its run in a marketplace that has been clogged with decades-old first-run shows occupying some of local television’s best time periods.
The Insider in particular has long been a prime-access staple, paired with its even longer-running CTD stablemate Entertainment Tonight.
In the most recent syndicated ratings, http://tvnewscheck.com/article/101329/solid-week-for-syndie-game-showsThe Insider ranked sixth out of eight entertainment news magazine shows with a national household rating of 1.2.