"Debmar-Mercury has renewed the nationally syndicated ‘The Wendy Williams Show’ through the 2016-17 television season on Fox Television Stations," syndicator Debmar-Mercury has announced.
The announcement continues, "The renewal covering the top TV markets cements the fast-rising talk show’s return for its sixth, seventh and eighth seasons, announced Debmar-Mercury Co-Presidents Ira Bernstein and Mort Marcus."
Frank Cicha, the senior VP of programming for the Fox Television Stations said in the statement, " ‘The Wendy Williams Show’ has as much momentum as any show on our air right now, both qualitatively and quantitatively. Over the last few years, it’s evolved into the ideal lead-out to our morning news blocks. Like our news, the show delivers a day/date immediacy that serves as a blueprint for where we want to be the rest of the day.”
The announcement says that "Wendy WIlliams" was "the only talk show in all of syndication to post year-to-year growth, leaping 43% to reach a 1.2/8 in the demo of women 25 to 54."
Bernstein and Marcus added in a statement, "Fox’s long-term renewal is a testament to the incredible growth the show has experienced this season and the amazing talent of Wendy. Our broadcast partners across the country have taken notice, demonstrating their faith in the staying power of this rapidly growing talk franchise with upgrades. We are particularly gratified that many of those are among the news leaders in their markets and see Wendy as the ideal lead out for their morning newscasts.”