- Post 18 January 2013
- By Special to the Daily World
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NBCUniversal Domestic TV Distribution has renewed "Steve Harvey" – the television talk show -- for its second season in national syndication, according to an announcement by Barry Wallach, president of NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution and David
Goldberg, chairman and CEO of Endemol North America. The show airs in Atlanta at 1 p.m. on WAGA-TV, Fox 5.
Steve Harvey is the host of the new one-hour daytime show and was chosen by the 2013 People's Choice Awards as Favorite New Talk Show Host. "Steve Harvey" is currently sold in 98 percent of the country, including all of the NBC Owned Television stations. Since the show's debut, markets that are upgrading "Steve Harvey" include Detroit, Phoenix, Portland (OR), Pittsburgh, Raleigh, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Salt Lake City, Oklahoma City, Austin, Buffalo, Fresno, Fort Myers, Tucson, Honolulu, Des Moines, Madison, Tri Cities and Burlington, among many others. In addition, NBCUniversal is actively extending the show with stations across the U.S. for 2014-2016.
"The instant success of 'Steve Harvey' with the daytime audience is being greeted with long-term commitments from our station partners," said NBCU's Wallach.
In its premiere season, "Steve Harvey" has been a phenomenon in all key rating benchmarks. In the November 2012 sweep, "Steve Harvey" is the only new syndicated strip to increase over year-ago time periods, build on its lead-in and grow in consecutive quarter-hour ratings among households and women ages 25 to 54. In fact, "Steve Harvey" is one of only four syndicated talk shows over the last decade to accomplish all three of these feats in its premiere November sweep, alongside "Dr. Phil," "Ellen" and "Dr. Oz."
Each weekday, Steve Harvey weaves universal relationship themes into his one-hour show, bringing a blend of common sense advice and insightful humor to a vast range of relatable topics such as marriage, romance, parenting, friendship and workplace.
"Steve Harvey" is produced by Endemol USA with Steve Harvey, Alex Duda and Rushion McDonald serving as executive producers. The show is distributed in national syndication by NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution. "Steve Harvey" is taped before a live studio
audience at the state-of-the-art HD NBC 5 studios in downtown Chicago.