Syndicated “Rachael Ray” Gets Renewed

Jan 16, 2007  •  Post A Comment

Since its September 2006 premiere — the highest-rated syndicated talk show debut since “Dr. Phil” in 2002 — Rachael Ray has averaged a 2.1 rating in households and sits among the top five syndicated talk shows, numbers that prove good enough to renew the show for two more years.

Roger King, CEO of television distribution for CBS, announced today that Ms. Ray and her team will continue to cook up shows through the 2009-2010 season, a result of the devotion of her fans and the open arms of affiliate stations.

“I’m thrilled that I will be able to keep working with all the talented people who make the show such a success,” Ms. Ray said. “It is truly a dream job, and I thank all the viewers for tuning in every day.”

Currently, one-third of the country has signed up for the two-year renewal, including stations from CBS, Gannett Broadcasting, Post-Newsweek, Scripps-Howard, McGraw-Hill and Evening Telegram.

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