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Katie Couric’s New Daytime Show Now Cleared in 80% of the Country, Including 55 of the Top 60 Markets

Nov 14, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Disney-ABC Domestic Television’s forthcoming daytime syndicated talk show with Katie Couric has now cleared 80% of the country, the syndicator announced.

Says the statement, "Sales to date include 55 out of the top 60 markets. In addition to the previously announced station groups, ‘Katie’ has also been sold to leading stations from broadcast groups including Granite, Griffin, Media General, Meredith, Raycom and Sinclair. The most recent ‘Katie’ clearances include KSTP Minneapolis, WEWS Cleveland, KMOV St. Louis, KGW Portland, WSMV Nashville, WCMH Columbus, KSL Salt Lake City, WLOS Greenville/Asheville, KSAT San Antonio, WZZM Grand Rapids and WBMA Birmingham, among others."

It was previously announced that "Katie" will be seen on all of ABC’s owned-and-operated stations.

The announcement also notes, "Disney-ABC Domestic Television has secured exceptional station clearances and key early fringe time periods for the one-hour daily daytime talk show."

Says Janice Marinelli, president, Disney-ABC Domestic Television, in a statement, “The extraordinary momentum behind this series is a true testament to Katie’s talent, appeal and her incomparable ability to connect with viewers.”

Notes B&C in its story on the new ‘Katie" clearances, " ‘Katie,’ which will premiere next fall and be executive produced by Jeff Zucker, has been joined by NBCU’s ‘Steve Harvey’ and CBS Television Distribution’s ‘Jeff Probst’ as definite launches for next fall. Twentieth’s ‘Ricki Lake’ is expected to join them.:

Katie, which will premiere next fall and be executive produced by Jeff Zucker, has been joined by NBCU’s Steve Harvey and CBS Television Distribution’s Jeff Probst as definite launches for next fall. Twentieth’s Ricki Lake is expected to join them.

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Katie, which will premiere next fall and be executive produced by Jeff Zucker, has been joined by NBCU’s Steve Harvey and CBS Television Distribution’s Jeff Probst as definite launches for next fall. Twentieth’s Ricki Lake is expected to join them.

Katie, which will premiere next fall and be executive produced by Jeff Zucker, has been joined by NBCU’s Steve Harvey and CBS Television Distribution’s Jeff Probst as definite launches for next fall. Twentieth’s Ricki Lake is expected to join them."

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