Disney-ABC Domestic Television has announced that Katie Couric’s new syndicated talk show has been cleared in more than 60% of the country.
“Katie,” set to premiere in September 2012, has been selling for six weeks. Its sales include 14 of the top 15 markets.
Disney-ABC Domestic TV President Janice Marinelli made the announcement. “To have garnered such exceptional clearances in this short period of time is attributable to the enduring strength of the Katie Couric brand and her wide-ranging appeal as one of the brightest, most talented and most dynamic personalities in the business,” Marinelli said. “We are enormously pleased to partner with such a stellar group of stations across the country.”
The company reported: “In addition to the previously announced ABC Owned station group, ‘Katie’ has now been sold to leading stations from broadcast groups including Allbritton Communications, Belo Corporation, Cox Media Group, Gannett Broadcasting, Hearst Television, LIN Broadcasting, McGraw-Hill, Scripps Howard Broadcasting and Young Broadcasting. The most recent Katie clearances include WFAA Dallas, WCVB Boston, WSB Atlanta, WJLA Washington DC, WXYZ Detroit, KNXV Phoenix, KING Seattle and WFTS Tampa.”