After two new talk shows wrapped up their test runs with middling results, Twentieth Television says the programs may still end up in syndication for the fall of 2011, reports TVNewsCheck.com.
"The Huckabee Show," hosted by former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, improved in its ratings over the run, the story says. While it began with an average household rating of 0.7, that rose to a 0.9 last week, the story says. Still, the average rating for "Huckabee" declined 43% from its lead-ins, the article adds.
"The Kilborn File," hosted by former late-night host Craig Kilborn, had weaker ratings, ending a six-week test with a 0.7 rating on eight Fox owned-and-operated stations, the story says.
Stephen Brown, senior vice president of programming and development at Twentieth, said the company will decide in a few weeks about syndication.