Debmar-Mercury has renewed first-run talker The Wendy Williams Show for a third season, with clearances in more than 70 percent of the country including stations in the Fox, CBS, NBC, Local TV, Tribune, Lin, Cox, Raycom, Meredith and New Vision groups.
“Wendy has reached new creative heights this season and stations have taken notice,” said Debmar-Mercury co-presidents Ira Bernstein and Mort Marcus. “It has performed exceptionally well in recent months leading out of morning newscasts on the Fox stations, with viewers rediscovering Wendy’s fun, irreverent and entertaining style. We will work diligently with stations to ensure this franchise’s continued growth, both creatively and from a ratings standpoint, across all markets in the months and years ahead.”
Season to date, The Wendy Williams Show ranks No. 11 out of 12 talk shows, with a 1.1 rating in AA (average audience) households, according to Nielsen Media Research data.
Comparably, that is equal to one week earlier.