'Dr. Phil' Renewed For Three More Years
Dr. Phil, the top-rated talk show in daytime, has been renewed through the 2016-17 season in 77% of the country, including by the CBS Television Stations Group, it was announced today. The three-year extension will take Dr. Phil through its 15th season.
Dr. Phil airs on 13 CBS-owned stations, including those in the top five markets: WCBS New York; KCBS Los Angeles; WBBM Chicago; KYW Philadelphia; and KTVT Dallas-Fort Worth. Other groups with stations signing on include Young Broadcasting, Post-Newsweek, LIN Television, Sinclair Broadcast, Dispatch Broadcast, Media General, Cox Television and Cordillera.
“Dr. Phil has long played a major role in the success of our stations’ daytime schedules,” said Peter Dunn, president, CBS Television Stations. “We love working with the best in the business and look forward to continuing our great partnership with Phil for many years to come.”
Dr. Phil, currently in its 11th season, is averaging 4.2 million viewers a week. It was created by Harpo Productions and is produced by Peteski Productions in association with CBS Television Distribution and is distributed by CBS Television Distribution, a unit of CBS Corp.