"The Meredith Vieira Show" will conclude its two season run in May, host and executive producer Meredith Vieira announced today of her NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution based talk show. "I am so sorry to see our show come to an end after this season, but I am also incredibly proud of the work our staff has done and forever grateful to our supportive viewers," she said in a statement. "We promise to spend our final weeks producing the best broadcast we know how. And have a blast doing so!"
On the <strong>Tuesday, December 16</strong> edition of NBCUniversal's syndicated daytime talker, "The Steve Harvey Show," former "Days of our Lives" actress <strong>Alison Sweeney</strong> (ex-Sami Brady) sits down with <strong>Steve Harvey</strong> to talk about her two-decade long run on "DAYS," her hosting duties on NBC's "The Biggest Loser" and her novel, "Scared Scriptless." In your first look clip, Sweeney reveals that it was hard to leave the daytime soap she called home since she was a teenager and that she's kept in touch with her former colleagues via social media. Sweeney also revealed that she's been back to direct several episodes of the daytime drama series since completing filming last May as Sami.
“Days of our Lives’” Deidre Hall (Marlena Evans) is making a special visit to “The Steve Harvey Show” today, and it looks like her appearance will be mirroring her popular “A Kitchen Minute” video posts!
As is the case for almost all of the awards shows these days, "The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" will include an online only voting component where fans are given the ability to vote on the first ever Fan Favorite Award.
Set your DVRs not only for Lifetime’s “Devious Maids,” but also for “The Steve Harvey Show,” as Susan Lucci (ex-Erica Kane, “All My Children”) will be dropping by the talk show next week to celebrate Mother’s Day!
For more than 10 years fans of daytime soap operas have been coming to Soap Opera Network to find out how their favorite soap was faring in the weekly ratings report. From time to time we would also provide analysis of how they stacked up when compared to their broadcast counterparts in the talk show and game show genres, but we've never looked at how the broadcast soaps (and to a lesser extent the broadcast talk and game shows) compared to syndicated television. Not that it wasn't easy to provide a comparison, it was just never something we found necessary. In recent months, with the introduction of several syndicated talk shows including "Katie" and "The Steve Harvey Show," which together took over the 3:00 PM slot from "General Hospital" in much of the country this past September after "GH" moved to 2:00 PM, and the second season without "The Oprah Winfrey Show," things have changed. Recently, Broadcasting & Cable came out with a report that showed how syndicated programs might be a solid alternative to our soaps in the key demographics when it comes to Madison Avenue buying advertising time. While we wouldn't want advertisers to give up on our favorite shows, B&C does provide a solid rationalization and even highlights the value of soap operas when it comes to the all important key women demos (Women 18-49, Women 25-54, etc).
Debuting amidst one of the most competitive landscapes in years for syndicated talkers, “Katie” opened as the clear No. 1 freshman daytime talk show, winning all 5 days of its opening week in Homes. On average during the week, “Katie” held wide advantages over its freshman competitors in both Households (2.3/7) and Women 25-54 (1.2/7), including “Steve Harvey” (+64%/+33%), “Jeff Probst” (+188%/140%) and “Ricki Lake” (+229%/+200%).