"STEVE HARVEY" SOARS TO SERIES RATINGS HIGH WITH MORE THAN 3 MILLION VIEWERS PER EPISODE
-- Hit daytime show reaches a 2.2 HH and 1.4 Women 25-54 for the week of January 27 --
Chicago, IL - February 11, 2014 - The temperatures may have plunged in Chicago, but hit daytime show "Steve Harvey" just keeps getting hotter. The syndicated daytime show hit new ratings highs in total viewers, attracting with more than 3 million viewers per episode tuning in for the week of January 27, marking a 37% increase over the same time period last year. In addition, the series reached a 2.2 national household rating, improving 10% (2.2 vs. 2.0) over the prior week and a 38% (2.2 vs. 1.6) over the same week last year. The household gains marked the most year-to-year growth among all syndicated talk shows and set a new season and series high. Among women 25-54, ratings were up 17% (1.4 vs. 1.2) over the prior week and 27% (1.4 vs. 1.1) over the same week last year, also representing the most week-to-week growth among all syndicated talk shows.
"Every day we are focused on delivering great takeaway information for our viewers with a mix of humor and heart," said executive producer Alex Duda. "It's incredibly gratifying for all of us to see the audience respond and to continue to grow. It's a tribute to our hard work and especially to our host and the unique perspective he brings to daytime."
In February, the show has devoted the entire month to "Love Month," with heart-warming stories of love and romance all month long. The week of February 10 brings "Valentine Week." On Wednesday, February 12, Steve welcomes return guest Kym Whitley as she reports back on the date Steve found for her. Was it a love match? On Thursday, February 13, Steve surprises a woman who's 29 and says she has never had a Valentine and comedian Kevin Hart surprises one of his fans with a special Valentine's shopping spree! Finally, on Valentine's Day Friday February 14, Steve welcomes stars Michael Ealy and Regina Hall as they open up about love, life and their new movie "About Last Night."
About "Steve Harvey"
"Steve Harvey," which has connected with millions with its blend of common sense advice and humor, is produced by Endemol USA with Steve Harvey, Alex Duda and Rushion McDonald serving as executive producers. The hit show is cleared in 98% of the country, including all of the NBC Owned Television Stations, and is distributed in national syndication by NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution. "Steve Harvey" is taped before a live studio audience at the state-of-the-art HD NBC 5 studios in downtown Chicago.
About Endemol North America:
Endemol North America is part of Endemol, the largest independent television and digital studio in the world comprised of a global network of around 90 companies in more than 30 countries. They are a leading producer of television programming specializing in unscripted and scripted genres for network and cable television. Endemol USA produces hit series including "Big Brother" (CBS); "Wipeout" (ABC) "Freakshow" (AMC) and the syndicated daytime show "Steve Harvey." They are also known for some of the most popular non-scripted primetime programming in North America, including "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" and "Fear Factor." Endemol USA launched Endemol Studios, a scripted television studio operation, in August, 2011. Scripted series include "Hell on Wheels" (AMC), "Low Winter Sun" and "Red Widow." Endemol USA's subsidiary production companies include Authentic Entertainment ("Here Comes Honey Boo Boo"), 51 Minds ("Flavor of Love"), Original Media ("Comic Book Men") and True Entertainment ("Real Housewives of Atlanta"). Endemol USA is a division of the Endemol Group, a leading international content developer, producer and distributor of television and online programming. The company, headquartered in the Netherlands, has over 80 subsidiaries and joint ventures in over 30 countries, including the major European markets, the U.S., Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and South Africa. Endemol is a privately held company. For more information, please visit www.endemolusa.tv.
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," "Trisha Goddard" and weekend syndicated series "On the Money," as well as "The Meredith Vieira Show" debuting in Fall 2014. Current off-network programming includes "30 Rock," "House," "Law & Order," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "Monk" and "The Office."
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