'Dr. Phil' Renewed Through 2016-17 Season
via press release:
LOS ANGELES – JANUARY 24, 2013 – DR. PHIL, the top-rated talk show in daytime, has been renewed through the 2016-2017 season in 77% of the country, including by the CBS Television Stations Group, it was announced today by Joe DiSalvo, President of Sales at CBS Television Distribution.
The three-year extension will take DR. PHIL through its 15th season.
DR. PHIL airs on 13 CBS-owned stations, including those in the top 5 markets: WCBS, New York; KCBS, Los Angeles; WBBM, Chicago; KYW, Philadelphia; and KTVT, Dallas-Ft. Worth. Other groups with stations signing on include Young Broadcasting, Post-Newsweek, LIN Television, Sinclair Broadcast, Dispatch Broadcast, Media General, Cox Television and Cordillera.
“To have a talk show on the air for 15 years is a huge accomplishment,” DiSalvo said. “Stations have really sat up and taken notice of the fact that DR. PHIL is the best news lead-in in the marketplace today. Recognizing that value, DR. PHIL has gotten some nice upgrades during the renewal process. We’re thrilled to continue to be in business with Dr. Phil for years to come.”
“I’m excited to continue my dynamic partnership with Leslie Moonves and my CBS family,” Dr. Phil McGraw said. “We’ve certainly got the best O&O group in the business. My staff and I have never been more passionate about the work that we are doing at the DR. PHIL show, and we take very seriously the faith and confidence that our viewers continue to show by bringing us into their homes each day. This renewal gives us the endorsement to continue to do the work we do, telling compelling stories for years to come.”
“DR. PHIL has long played a major role in the success of our stations’ daytime schedules,” said Peter Dunn, President, CBS Television Stations. “We love working with the best in the business and look forward to continuing our great partnership with Phil for many years to come.”
DR. PHIL, currently in its 11th season, is averaging 4.2 million viewers a week and is the #1 talk show in daytime.
DR. PHIL was created by Harpo Productions and is produced by Peteski Productions in association with CBS Television Distribution and is distributed by CBS Television Distribution, a unit of CBS Corp. Dr. Phil McGraw is host and executive producer. Carla Pennington is executive producer.