NBC Universal Sells ‘Monk’ in 80 Percent of U.S.

Sep 5, 2006  •  Post A Comment

“Monk” has been sold to stations in the NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, Hearst-Argyle, Tribune, Fisher, Scripps, Raycom, Belo, Post-Newsweek station groups, said Sean O’Boyle, senior VP and general sales manager for NBC’s distribution wing.

The new stations to buy “Monk” include WPHL-TV in Philadelphia, WSBK-TV in Boston, KNTV-TV in San Francisco, WFAA-TV in Dallas, WTTG-TV in Washington D.C, KPRC-TV in Houston and KOMO-TV in Seattle. The show earlier had been sold to WNBC-TV in New York, KNBC-TV in Los Angeles and WFLD-TV in Chicago.

“Monk’s” fifth season finale Aug. 25 on the USA cable was watched by 5.6 million viewers, up 7 percent from its season four finale. Days later, “Monk” star Tony Shalhoub won his third Emmy for best actor in comedy series in the title role of Adrian Monk, a brilliant San Francisco detective who suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder.

NBC Universal Television Studio, in association with Mandeville Films and Touchstone Television, produces “Monk.”