9:44am PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Maury,' 'Jerry Springer Show,' 'Steve Wilkos' Get Two-Season Renewals
Syndicated daytime talk shows Maury, The Jerry Springer Show and The Steve Wilkos Show have all been renewed.
The three series will remain on the air through September 2018, NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution announced on Monday.
The two-season renewals keeps the daytime staples in national syndication for four more seasons, with the trio now sold to top stations representing more than 65 percent of the U.S.
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“Maury, The Jerry Springer Show and The Steve Wilkos Show have been among the highest-rated talk shows in all of daytime television for many years, and that strong performance is clearly continuing in the new season,” said Ed Swindler, NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution and NBC Broadcast Operations president. “We have great station group partners, and we are pleased to join with them to bring these successful shows to viewers for the next four years.”
Maury, currently in its 17th season, finished the 2013-14 run delivering an average of 3 million daily viewers and ranking as the No. 1 syndicated talk show among women 18-34 (1.2), women 18-49 (1.3), adults 18-34 (0.9) and adults 18-49 (1.0).
The Jerry Springer Show has outlasted more than 70 talk shows and wrapped the 2013-14 season with more than 1.8 million daily viewers, drawing in the highest concentration of men 18-49 and men 25-54 among all syndicated talk shows.
In its eighth season, Steve Wilkos Show delivered its best premiere week ratings to date. The show has delivered more growth since fall 2007 than any other syndicated talk show.