Debmar-Mercury’s syndicated talker "The Wendy Williams Show" has been renewed by Fox TV Stations in markets including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia and Dallas through the 2011-12 season.
"The Wendy Williams Show," which debuted in July, was up in the Nielsen ratings 43% in households its second eight weeks on the air and 43% among women 18-34, the distributor said.
“We are extremely gratified by Fox’s faith in Wendy,” Debmar-Mercury co-president Mort Marcus said in a statement. “Her substantial growth in the key ratings demos, which stations care about the most, has quickly put her program within striking distance of many of today’s most established and successful talk shows.”
— Allison J. Waldman