NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution announced that three of its signature talk show franchises have been sold through September 2014 to station groups representing more than half of the national market.
The shows are “Maury,” “The Jerry Springer Show” and “The Steve Wilkos Show,” and they have been sold to station groups including Tribune, Sinclair and Hearst. The announcement was made today by Barry Wallach, President, NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution.
All three talk shows have been renewed on station groups covering more than 50% of the U.S. for the next three seasons in national syndication, the company announced. Tribune stations include WPIX-TV New York, KTLA-TV Los Angeles and WPHL-TV Philadelphia; Sinclair stations include WPGH-TV Pittsburgh and WTTE-TV Columbus; and Hearst stations include WKCF-TV Orlando and WMOR-TV Tampa.
“‘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" Wallach said in a statement. “In a business where shows often come and go, these shows continue to attract millions of viewers each week and remain constants in a sea of change.”