'Right This Minute' Gets Fox Stations Pickup

The MGM syndicated video clip strip’s Monday-Friday clearance is now 65%, which will increase to 85% this fall with the Fox deal.
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Fox Television Stations has picked up syndicated strip Right This Minute and its weekend edition for this fall in 10 markets, including in nine duopoly markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Dallas, Houston and Charlotte, N.C. It will also air on Fox O&O WFXT Boston.

It will air on Fox stations and MyNetworkTV stations, although schedules are still being worked out.

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The show is currently cleared in 85% of TV households, but only when including its weekend edition. Its clearance Monday-Friday is 65%, which will increase to 85% this fall with the Fox deal.

“We are delighted with the enthusiastic response in the marketplace for Right This Minute,” said John Bryan, president of domestic television distribution at MGM, in a statement. “This agreement with Fox Television Stations is another vote of confidence.”

Right This Minute is a half-hour video clip show with the show’s co-hosts commenting on the videos and sometimes interviewing the people in the videos.

Its co-hosts are Gayle Bass, Nick Calderone, Steven Fabian, Beth Troutman and Christian Vera.

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This season, it is averaging a 1.1 household rating, tied with shows such as Sony’s Queen Latifah, according to Nielsen.

Right This Minute is produced by MagicDust Television in partnership with stations groups Cox Media, E.W. Scripps and Raycom.

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Insider Nickname posted over 2 years ago
So Cox is one of the 3 station groups producing the show (even though they only air the show after 11:30p and overnight) and now Cox owned WSOC-TV gives the show up in Charlotte to Fox. Things that make you go hmmmm........
FlashFlood Nickname posted over 2 years ago
It currently airs in Orlando on Cox owned WRDQ/27 at 10:35 PM M-F after the WFTV produced 10 PM newscast (WFTV/9 is Cox Owned as well). I will guess that this show will remain on WRDQ since the FOX owned stations in Orlando are not mentioned in this article.
AZObserver Nickname posted over 2 years ago
Don't forget the show is moving in its home market of Phoenix, where it currently airs on Scripps' KNXV, which has its syndication inventory cut to the bone. I wonder who/what will replace RTM...I know "Rachael Ray" is "undercleared" in Market # 13.
SalesGal Nickname posted over 2 years ago
The Cox stations have a lot of primary affiliates with established syndication like Ellen, Phil and Wheel so in many markets LF was there only opening ... however, it does make you say "hmmmm" when you think about the content of the show and how stations can do that themselves with their own local news talent they already invest in. Your local talent and producers should be able to do the same thing, no need to outsource it people that no one knows. I have not heard of a one of the co-host.
Insider Nickname posted over 2 years ago
With a due respect, it only airs once on powerhouse WSB-TV - Saturday Morning at 4AM. You really do not think they could have found a 30 minute block in daylight hours if they wanted?
SalesGal Nickname posted over 2 years ago
Or in that late night double run slot ... your point is valid.
Insider Nickname posted over 2 years ago
According to RTM website, here are the times of the Cox Eastern and Central Time Zone Stations: WPXI - Pittsburgh M-S 3AM WHIO - Dayton - M-F 1:30AM WSOC - Charlotte M-F 11:35PM (instead of Kimmel) WSB - Atlanta Sat 4AM (no M-F) WTEV - Jacksonville M-F 1:30A WRDQ - Orlando M-F 10:30P & 6AM And everyone knows Cox researches everything they do.
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Ratings

Overnights, adults 18-49 for September 26, 2016
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