via press release:
“STEVE HARVEY” NOTCHES FOUR CONSECUTIVE WEEKS OF SERIES-HIGH RATINGS
— Hit daytime show also hits series best 2.5 million total viewers and 1.2 Women 25-54 rating, topping all freshman and sophomore competition —
Chicago, IL – December 5, 2013 – The laughter and viewership for “Steve Harvey” kept growing in November, as the hit daytime show sustained series highs for four consecutive weeks. For the week of October 28 through the week of November 18, “Steve Harvey” maintained a series high 1.8 national household rating for all four weeks. The momentum drove the show to hit its series best in total viewers, with more than 2.5 million tuning in the week of November 18. In addition, the show logged its best-ever ratings with Women 25-54, earning a 1.2 for the week of November 18, tying “The Dr. Oz Show.” For the week of November 18, “Steve Harvey” topped all freshman and sophomore daytime show competition in households, viewers, Women 18-49 and Women 25-54.
“We’re tremendously proud of the viewer response to our November shows,” said executive producer Alex Duda. “The audience growth we are continuing to see in our second season lets us know that viewers who come to our show stay with us, and tell their friends.”
Recently nominated by the People’s Choice Awards as Favorite Daytime Talk Show Host, America’s favorite love and relationships guru Steve Harvey continues his second season with even more of what viewers have come to love – real people tackling the everyday topics that matter most in their lives: love, dating, relationships, parenting, personal style and more, all delivered with humor, heart and plenty of useful takeaway information.
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 USA:
Endemol USA is a leading producer of television programming specializing in unscripted and scripted genres for network and cable television. David Goldberg is Chairman and CEO of Endemol North America. The studio 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) and “Low Winter Sun” (AMC). 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 http://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 with Maria Bartiromo,” 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.”