Steve Harvey’s daytime show is one of the few breakout hits of the freshman crop and has been picked up for two additional seasons, taking Harvey into 2016 in 65% of the country.
The show is one of the few solid hits of the new daytime crop amid quick cancelations for Ricki Lake and Jeff Probst. Anderson Cooper’s daytime show was also canceled this season after two seasons. And Katie Couric’s expensive daytime for Disney-ABC has experienced unsteady ratings.
Meanwhile, Harvey has soared in recent months among key women demographics. For the May 2013 sweep period Harvey was No. 1 among women 18-49 and 25-54 surpassing Katie Couric.
“Steve is one of the best entertainers in the country and his first season has been a tremendous success because of the personal connection he makes with the daytime audience,” Ted Harbert, chairman, NBC Broadcasting, said in a statement. “It’s so great to see Steve’s very funny and substantive show being rewarded with long-term commitments from our station partners.”
Kudos to Steve Harvey on the success of his show!!