Manti Te’O interview helps get Katie Couric talk show renewed for ‘Katie’ season 2
Disney/ABC will be bringing back Katie Couric for another season of her syndicated talk show titled “Katie,” which was renewed for a second season just a week after her interview with Manti Te’O over the Lennay Kekua scandal.
Deadline reports that the show has been renewed on its existing stations in over 95% of the country, including the ABC Owned station group, which already had a two-year deal for Katie.
For the 19th straight week since its premiere (through the week of January 14, 2013), Katie continues to rank as the top freshman syndicated talker in Households, total viewers and women 25-54.
Among all 18 syndicated talkers, Katie is No. 6 in households (1.9 rating), Total Viewers (2.497 million) and Women 25-54 (1.0 rating).
On January 24, Couric’s first on-camera interview with Manti Te’o and his parents (2.6/7) jumped 30% over the show’s prior 4-week average.