ADDITIONAL NOTES: renewed through the 2015-16 season (the show's fourth) on 6/12/13
DESCRIPTION: (from NBC's press release, June 2013) NBCUniversal Domestic TV Distribution announced today 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(R) nomination for Outstanding Talk Show Host, has already been renewed for three additional seasons in more than 65% of the U.S. to date. 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. Across the metered markets in May, "Steve Harvey" was up over its lead-in by +24% in households, and +25% with Women 25-54. Compared to the May 2012 (year ago) time period average, "Steve Harvey" showed +44% increases in households and was up +42% with Women 25-54. Each weekday, Steve Harvey, who was chosen by the 2013 People's Choice Awards as Favorite New Daytime Show Host, weaves universal relationship themes into his show, bringing a blend of common sense advice and insightful humor to a vast range of relatable topics such as marriage, romance, parenting, friendship and workplace.