Less than two months after its debut, a syndicated daytime talk show has been picked up for a second season. The Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker reports that NBCUniversal Television Distribution’s “The Meredith Vieira Show” was renewed.
The series currently airs in 98% of the country, including NBC-owned television stations, the story notes.
Variety notes that the show most recently delivered a 0.7 average rating for the week ending Oct. 19 in the key demo of women 25-54. “Warner Bros.’ new roundtable show ‘The Real’ has narrowly outpaced ‘Meredith Vieira’ among freshman talk show strips for the season to date,” the report adds.
Ed Swindler, president of NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution and NBC Broadcast Operations, commented: “With its singular host and talented producers, ‘Meredith’ has grown creatively since launch, continues to gain viewers and we are optimistic it will emerge as a staple in daytime.”