'Maury,' 'Springer,' 'Wilkos' Sold Through 2016
NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution’s syndicated talk shows Maury, The Jerry Springer Show and The Steve Wilkos Show, have all been sold through September 2016 to station groups including Tribune, Sinclair, Hearst and Sunbeam, it was announced today.
All three talk shows have been extended for an additional two seasons beyond the existing deal which will keep them in national syndication for at least four more seasons through 2016. The shows now have been sold for the additional two seasons (2014-16) to top stations representing over 60% of the U.S., on stations that include WPIX New York, KTLA Los Angeles, WGN Chicago, WPHL Philadelphia, WLVI Boston, KDAF Dallas, WPGH Pittsburgh, WTTE Columbus, Ohio, and WKCF Orlando, Fla.
“Maury, The Jerry Springer Show and The Steve Wilkos Show continue to be three of the highest-rated talk shows in all of daytime television demonstrating that these long-running drama-based shows resonate with the daytime audience" said Barry Wallach, president, NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution. “We are thrilled that we will continue to bring these successful shows to our local broadcast partners and we look forward to extending the success this fall with our newest drama-resolution talk show, Trisha Goddard.”
"Maury, Jerry and Steve are all staples in our lineup and clearly appeal to the daytime audience," said Sean Compton, president, programming and entertainment, Tribune Broadcasting. "We are excited to continue this winning partnership with NBCUniversal and we look forward to continued success with ratings and with our advertiser partners for years to come.”
Maury in its 14th season in national syndication, delivering more than 3.3 million daily viewers for the 2011-12 season.
Having debuted on Sept. 20, 1991, The Jerry Springer Show has an average of 2.1 million daily viewers.
For the 2011-12 season, The Steve Wilkos Show is averaging 1.8 million daily.