Steve Harvey's next New York Times best seller could be entitled Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Hit Talk Show host. The comedian's self-titled daytime chatfest tied Katie in the Nielsen ratings the week ending Oct. 20. Both sophomore vehicles netted a 1.7 in households for the week. Steve Harvey was up 6 percent over the previous week in households; 10 percent among women 25.54. READ MORE
Even trash television programs have milestones to celebrate, right? Maury is gearing up to commemorate his 2,500th episode, and 100 consecutive weeks as the number one syndicated talk show among Women 18-34, adults 18-34 and 18-49.
On May 17, Barbara Walters, Katie Couric, Shaquille O'Neal, Joan Rivers, the ladies of The Talk, Kathy Griffin, Wendy Williams, Steve Harvey, NeNe Leakes, Jack Hanna, Donald Trump, Access Hollywood Live hosts Billy Bush and Kit Hoover, ESPN's Pardon The Interruption's Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon, Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder, former Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann, Jerry Springer, Steve Wilkos and Trisha Goddard will congratulate Maury Povich on the show's accomplishments. READ MORE
Bad news for deadbeat dads and hot-in-the-tail girls. Broadcast & Cable is reporting Maury, the long-running, trash-tacular, daytime chatfest, has been renewed for three more years by NBCUniversal. In a released statement, Ted Harbert, NBC Broadcasting Chairman, stated:
Maury's hard work and endearing personality combined with the fantastic production team behind the scenes is what draws millions of loyal viewers year after year. READ MORE
Forget all the buzz about new talk shows from Katie Couric, Ricki Lake and Steve Harvey. Veteran trash TV talker Maury Povich is proving he’s still got game!
According to TV Week, Maury led all talk shows the week of September 17, among women 25-54, with a 1.7 rating in the demo, up from 1.4 last season. Among households, Dr. Phil leads the pack with a 3.1 average this season, followed by Live with Kelly and Michael at 2.6.
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