Top talker ‘Dr. Phil’ renewed through 2017
January 25, 2013
“Dr. Phil,” the No. 1 syndicated talk show since mentor Oprah Winfrey left the air two years ago, will be sticking around for another four seasons.
Yesterday CBS Television Distribution said the program had been renewed through 2017 by the majority of its local carriers.
It marks the longest distribution deal in place for a syndicated show, one year longer than “Wheel of Fortune” and “Jeopardy,” the previous record holders.
“Phil” is averaging a 2.9 household rating this season, 0.3 ahead of the No. 2 talker, “Live! with Kelly and Michael.”
As part of the deal, “Phil” will move from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in some markets, a more favorable timeslot that could lead to higher ratings.
Meanwhile, in other programming, Lena Dunham told Alec Baldwin on the latter’s podcast that her HBO comedy “Girls” has been renewed for a third season. The network has not officially announced the renewal.
Golf Channel is relaunching “Morning Drive” on Feb. 4, expanding the show to seven mornings a week.
“Gypsy Sisters,” which follows the Stanley family from “My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding,” bows Feb. 10 at 9 p.m. on TLC.
MTV will return “World of Jenks,” a documentary series, March 4 at 11 p.m.
And on March 6, “The Rachel Zoe Project” debuts its fourth season at 9 p.m. on Bravo, followed by “It’s a Brad, Brad World” at 10 p.m. and the series premiere of “Dukes of Melrose” at 10:30 p.m. “Dukes” follows boutique owners Cameron Silver and Christos Garkinos.
Tags: alec baldwin, Brad World, dr. phil, dr. phil renewed, girls, Golf Channel, Gypsy Sisters, hbo, lena dunham, mtv, oprah winfrey, Plus Lena Dunham, podcast, premiere, programming, programming shorts, syndication, syndication ratings, talk show, talk shows, timeslot, tlc
Uber to drivers: Please listen to Pandora
ABC’s premiere strategy: Rolling through October
NBC springs back ahead of ABC on Monday night
Set to soar: Programmatic TV advertising
The media we consume: What’s hot, what’s not
Upfront begins its chug to the finish line
The coming great shift in mobile advertising
America’s most patriotic brands: Jeep and Disney
Tell us, what’s your take on ad agency kickbacks?
For ‘Zoo,’ maintaining that animal instinct
Shocker: Global newspaper readership rises
Correction: Those 126 papers closed over a decade
Strong start for ABC’s Sunday game show block
- Matthieu Habra becomes head of Havas' new network Adcity
- Nils Leonard, Lucy Jameson and Natalie Graeme leave Grey London
- Roy Huhta becomes chief product officer at West Cary Group
- Sheryl Grigsby becomes GM at True Blue Media
- Starz CEO Chris Albrecht adds network president to his duties
- Keith Bradsher becomes Shanghai bureau chief at NY Times
- Nancy O’Dell hosting CBS's 'Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular'
- Matthew Goode joins WGN America's 'Roadside Picnic'
- Freida Pinto joins the cast of Showtime's 'Guerrilla'
This week’s top-rated movies, songs and books
This week’s daypart ratings
This month’s digital traffic data: May 2016
This week’s broadcast ratings
This week’s cable ratings
This month’s new media traffic data
Associate media director position in LA
Media assistant opening in Northern Virginia
Freelance broadcast planner/buyer available
Assistant media buyer job in Fort Worth
Needed in Louisville: In-house media buyer