[03/12/13 - 09:56 AM]
NBCUniversal's Syndicated Talkers Hit Ratings Milestones in 2013 February Sweeps
NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution spins the numbers for the February sweeps period.

[via press release from NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution]


--"The Steve Wilkos Show" Shines With Most Year-To-Year Growth among All Syndicated Talk Shows--

--"Trisha Goddard" Touts 20% Growth in Households--

--"Maury" Continues to Dominate as the #1 Syndicated Talk Show among Key Women and Adult Demos--

--"The Jerry Springer Show" is up among Key Women Demos --

Stamford, CT - March 12, 2013 - NBCUniversal's drama-based syndicated talk shows "The Steve Wilkos Show," "Maury," "The Jerry Springer Show" and the newest addition "Trisha Goddard" all had reasons to celebrate this month after hitting ratings milestones in the 2013 February sweep.

"The Steve Wilkos Show" emerged as talk's rising star with the most year-to-year growth among all syndicated talk shows. The talker also improved among households by 14%, earning a 1.6 rating which is the highest sweep rating in the show's six-year history. In addition, females were tuning in this February as the series was up 38% in Women 18-34 (1.1), 22% in Women 18-49 (1.1) and 20% in Women 25-54 (1.2 series high rating).

"Trisha Goddard" celebrated her second season renewal by growing 20% among households, 33% among Women 18-34, Women 18-49 and Women 25-54 vs. its performance in November 2012. The show has also shown a 50% gain vs. its premiere week numbers among Household ratings.

"Maury" continues to dominate as the #1 rated syndicated talk show among Women 18-34, Women 18-49, Adults 18-34, Adults 18-49.

"The Jerry Springer Show" continues to be popular with females, growing in key Women demos versus November 2012 sweeps numbers. The show is up 13% in Women 18-34, Women 18-49 and Women 25-54 ratings.

"Maury," The Jerry Springer Show," "The Steve Wilkos Show" and "Trisha Goddard" are taped in front of live studio audiences at the Stamford Media Center in Stamford, CT. Paul Faulhaber is the executive producer on "Maury" and "Trisha Goddard." Rachelle Wilkos is the executive producer for both "The Jerry Springer Show" and "The Steve Wilkos Show." All four talk shows are produced by Stamford Media Center and Production LLC and distributed in the U.S. by NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution.

About NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution:

The NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution division is responsible for the sales and distribution of NBCUniversal product to broadcast television within the United States. The division develops and produces first-run programming and distributes these shows, along with off-network content, to broadcast syndication. Current first-run broadcast syndicated programming includes "Access Hollywood," "Access Hollywood Live," "Maury," "Steve Harvey," "The Jerry Springer Show," "The Steve Wilkos Show" and "Trisha Goddard" as well as weekend syndicated series "On The Money with Maria Bartiromo" and "The Chris Matthews Show." Current off-network programming includes "30 Rock," "House," "Law & Order," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "Monk" and "The Office."

  [march 2013]  


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