NBCUniversal Domestic TV Distribution announced Wednesday it has sold the hit daytime show “Steve Harvey” through 2016 to station groups across the country, including the NBC Owned Television Stations. “Steve Harvey,” which has been a phenomenon in all key ratings benchmarks in its debut season and earned accolades including an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Talk Show Host, has already been renewed for three additional seasons in more than 65% of the
“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,” said Ted Harbert, Chairman, NBC Broadcasting. “It's so great to see Steve’s very funny and substantive show being rewarded with long-term commitments from our station partners.”
In its premiere season, “Steve Harvey” has become one of the most successful new first-run syndication launches in the past decade. In the May 2013 sweep, “Steve Harvey” was the #1 new first-run show with Women 18-49 and Women 25-54 nationally, and was the only new show to build over its lead-in and improve the year ago time period.