Twentieth Clears ’24’ in 85 Percent of the Country

Jan 10, 2005  •  Post A Comment

Twentieth Television announced Monday that clearances for the off-net debut of its drama “24” have grown to 109 markets throughout the United States, representing 85 percent of the country. The announcement was made by Paul Franklin, executive VP and general sales manager for broadcast, Twentieth Television.

New clearances include ABC affiliates WCVB in Boston (Hearst-Argyle) and KSTP in Minneapolis (Hubbard Broadcasting); NBC affiliates KPRC in Houston (Post-Newsweek), KSDK in St. Louis (Gannett) and KSHB in Kansas City, Mo. (Scripps-Howard); and Emmis Broadcasting’s CBS affiliate KOIN in Portland, Ore. The program has already been cleared by 18 major-market stations owned by the Viacom Television Stations Group, including WCBS, New York; KCBS and KCAL, Los Angeles; WBBM, Chicago; KYW and WPSG, Philadelphia; and KPIX and KBHK in San Francisco.

Twentieth Television is distributing “24” as a weekly hour for fall 2005 with a 7 local/7 national barter split.