Skip to comments.Katie Couric's Talk Show Teetering on the Verge of Cancellation
Posted on 10/09/2013 8:03:49 PM PDT by Beave Meister
Soft ratings, a huge budget and "disdain" for her female audience Q Scores report only 10 percent of women view Couric favorably have the host's Disney/ABC talk show in jeopardy as a renewal decision nears.
One of the TV's priciest daytime experiments soon could be coming to an end. Stations throughout the U.S. are contracted to carry Katie Couric's syndicated talk show through summer 2014, but the decision on whether Katie will score a third season likely will be made this month -- and renewal seems a long shot.
In fall 2012, Disney/ABC TV rolled out the red carpet for Couric, 56, giving her plum time slots on the best stations, fat license fees and loads of promotion. The initial annual budget was $50 million, according to a show source -- including $20 million for Couric over two years. (That budget has been brought down to $35 million. Similar talk shows cost about $20 million a year.) But station owners now complain the daily strip hasn't lived up to the hype, and several insiders tell THR that internal discord has become nearly unbearable.
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Gee.. that’s a shame.
A Tragic end of perkiness.
Another one who’s gone past an expiration date.
what a pity
She had a talk show??
That can’t be right. She has to be a success. She’s so... so... perky. I tried to think of a different word, but that’s all that comes to mind.
Maybe she should invite Sarah Palin on her show to boost the Ratings.
Hey Katie. I can see your career falling apart from my house.
It’s amazing how the suits who run the TV networks will keep going back to the same faces over and over, no matter how much evidence piles up that people are tired of them.
It must be incredibly hard to find people who can “act normal” in front of a TV camera.
Maybe it’s more like it’s incredibly hard to find people who can “act normal” at the same time that they’re “delivering the party line of the national media and government elites” in front of a TV camera.
Her teeth look like an elephant’s toenails.
Couldnt have happened to a more deserving person
Katie’s failing, but Sarah Palin is still going strong. There is justice after all.
MSNBC is hiring...
Couric is way overdue to be Joan Lundened.
80s Katie. She so obsolete. Went out with “big hair”.
Expect her to replace Piers Morgan at CNN for her old buddy Jeff Zucker.
Her arrogance and disdain for most people has been well-known for years. Long ago, she visited my alma mater, and alienated most all of the females present.
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