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Katie Couric's Talk Show Teetering on the Verge of Cancellation
The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 10/9/2013 | Alex Ben Block

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at hollywoodreporter.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: abc; disney; hollywoodreporter; jeffzucker; katiecouric; liberals; talkshow; today; todayshow; witch
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Ding Dong.......Ding Dong.....
1 posted on 10/09/2013 8:03:49 PM PDT by Beave Meister
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To: Beave Meister

Gee.. that’s a shame.


2 posted on 10/09/2013 8:05:54 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Beave Meister

A Tragic end of perkiness.


3 posted on 10/09/2013 8:06:05 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Beave Meister

Another one who’s gone past an expiration date.


4 posted on 10/09/2013 8:06:13 PM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: Beave Meister

boo hoo

what a pity

wait

She had a talk show??


5 posted on 10/09/2013 8:06:53 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Beave Meister

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.


6 posted on 10/09/2013 8:09:24 PM PDT by Rocky (The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it. George Orwell)
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To: Beave Meister

Maybe she should invite Sarah Palin on her show to boost the Ratings.


7 posted on 10/09/2013 8:10:38 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Due to the Federal Government Shutdown, the Tagline is closed.)
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To: All

Hey Katie. I can see your career falling apart from my house.


8 posted on 10/09/2013 8:11:29 PM PDT by Kolath
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To: Rocky
 
 
Putrid in place of "perky" sorta leaped out at me.
 
 

9 posted on 10/09/2013 8:11:30 PM PDT by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: Beave Meister

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.

Or maybe...

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.


10 posted on 10/09/2013 8:11:56 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Rocky

Her teeth look like an elephant’s toenails.


11 posted on 10/09/2013 8:13:05 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Beave Meister

Couldnt have happened to a more deserving person


12 posted on 10/09/2013 8:13:37 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Beave Meister
Her ratings are sagging; the perkiness is gone.
13 posted on 10/09/2013 8:17:33 PM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

Katie’s failing, but Sarah Palin is still going strong. There is justice after all.


14 posted on 10/09/2013 8:18:19 PM PDT by Rocky (The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it. George Orwell)
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To: FReepers; Patriots; FRiends


LOLOLOLOL

Please Make Your Donations to FR Tonight!

15 posted on 10/09/2013 8:19:41 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Beave Meister

MSNBC is hiring...


16 posted on 10/09/2013 8:20:26 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Beave Meister

Couric is way overdue to be Joan Lundened.


17 posted on 10/09/2013 8:20:36 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Beave Meister

80s Katie. She so obsolete. Went out with “big hair”.


18 posted on 10/09/2013 8:20:46 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The DemocRAT Pahtay! Spending our grandchildren's future, today!)
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To: Beave Meister

Expect her to replace Piers Morgan at CNN for her old buddy Jeff Zucker.


19 posted on 10/09/2013 8:21:11 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Beave Meister

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.


20 posted on 10/09/2013 8:21:17 PM PDT by ducdriver (judica me, Deus, et discerne causam meam de gente non sancta. (Ps. 42))
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To: Steely Tom

These people simply live in their own bubble and believe their hype. Just like Washington does. That’s why Michael J. Fox has his own sitcom (again) and you see the same retreads on shows.


21 posted on 10/09/2013 8:22:51 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: Beave Meister

Honest to God, I didn’t even know she had a talk show.


22 posted on 10/09/2013 8:23:33 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Beave Meister
Start a line up hosting every schmuck who actually thought they would be getting deal with Obamacare.

The line would snake out the door. Give them 1 minute.

The show would be the number one show in daytime, and prolly the night too.

The friggin line of people would never end.

How is this shit not easy to them ? Oh yeah, they have to love it. Ah well. As ye sows, so shall ye reap. (a little denouement for our admin mods. sorry about the $ word).

23 posted on 10/09/2013 8:24:44 PM PDT by onona (The Earth is the insane asylum for the universe (yup, I belong))
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To: Beave Meister
Maybe a network will hire her as a nightly news anchor, LOLOL!!

Ya know, run her around the track again, its' been a while, people forget :)

24 posted on 10/09/2013 8:26:23 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz......Nuff said.)
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To: The Cajun

Maybe she should rerun on closed loop her colonoscopy video. That surely would help ber ratings...no?


25 posted on 10/09/2013 8:29:31 PM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: Beave Meister

Her perkiness was a media creation— fake from day one. Irked that she had to have perk for a paycheck. I always figured her natural state was as one of those dour Soviet news readers.


26 posted on 10/09/2013 8:30:45 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Beave Meister

JUST MADE MY DAY!!


27 posted on 10/09/2013 8:32:24 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: Kickass Conservative

If I were Roger Ailes I hire Katie for Fox News in a heartbeat. Her job would be to get Sarah Palin’s coffee.


28 posted on 10/09/2013 8:32:41 PM PDT by Beave Meister (Die Hard Cubs Fan.....if it takes forever.)
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To: Beave Meister

Who?


29 posted on 10/09/2013 8:33:30 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: ogen hal
Never saw that, never want to see that, don't even want to see the picture of her dancing that floats around here now and again.
That was bad enough in itself :)
30 posted on 10/09/2013 8:37:48 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz......Nuff said.)
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To: Beave Meister

Never saw it. Oh, right.


31 posted on 10/09/2013 8:38:27 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Beave Meister

32 posted on 10/09/2013 8:38:41 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Beave Meister

33 posted on 10/09/2013 8:40:25 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Kolath
LOL!!

She failed at CBS, now this. Sarah definitely gets the last laugh on Ms What Magazines Do YOU Read.

34 posted on 10/09/2013 8:41:48 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Beave Meister

ha ha.... I had no idea that Katie Couric is still on TV.... isn’t she so last century??

She can retire with Monica’s blue dress and all the rest of the Clintonista rubbish....


35 posted on 10/09/2013 8:44:18 PM PDT by Enchante
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To: mylife

I guess she will not be needing those new set of knee pads.


36 posted on 10/09/2013 8:45:10 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: RightGeek

Head start on Halloween?


37 posted on 10/09/2013 8:45:55 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: The Cajun

There’s OWN. And a repackaged channel called Pivot, but I think she’s too un-hip, even if the politics are a match.


38 posted on 10/09/2013 8:46:33 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Beave Meister

who cares anyway?


39 posted on 10/09/2013 8:52:13 PM PDT by ldish (Have had enough...you??????)
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To: Beave Meister

Couldn’t happen to a more deserving leftist byotch.


40 posted on 10/09/2013 8:54:15 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Remember... the first revolutionary was Satan."--Russian Orthodox Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov)
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To: Beave Meister

I didn’t even know she had a show——of any kind.

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41 posted on 10/09/2013 9:06:48 PM PDT by Mears (Liberalism is the art ot being easily offended.)
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To: Beave Meister

Somewhere in the frozen north, there’s an ex-Governor who’s smiling.


42 posted on 10/09/2013 9:17:31 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Beave Meister
Q Scores report only 10 percent of women view Couric favorably

Huh - imagine that. So all the women who turned this strange little woman into a star and a millionaire have turned their backs on her. I'll never understand how women decide another woman is cute or perky - I doubt any man has ever seen Couric's weird eyes on the tube and thought "cute".
43 posted on 10/09/2013 9:25:14 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

Hey Katie, what is the Obama doctrine?

Pray America is Waking Up


44 posted on 10/09/2013 9:54:42 PM PDT by bray (Coming Jan 2014: The Republic of Texas 2022)
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To: RightGeek

YIKES!


45 posted on 10/09/2013 9:58:03 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Michael J. Fox.....Katie Couric, both unwatchable.

I tried watching Michael J. Fox’s show last week. You would think they could hire writers and a director who know something about comedy, but it was so bad, it’s as if it were designed to crash and burn.


46 posted on 10/09/2013 10:05:09 PM PDT by DeFault User
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Maybe the Al Jazeera Network needs a news anchor. If they don’t then I’m sure a pizza joint somewhere could use a waitress.


47 posted on 10/09/2013 10:22:47 PM PDT by Rockpile
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To: Beave Meister

What difference does it make?


48 posted on 10/09/2013 11:26:55 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Impeach We Much!)
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To: Maine Mariner
Her ratings are sagging; the perkiness is gone.

There are two things that are sagging and not perky any more either....

49 posted on 10/10/2013 5:54:18 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Yes, that was what I was hinting at! You said it better!


50 posted on 10/10/2013 6:05:12 AM PDT by Maine Mariner
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