Katie Couric daytime talk show renewed for second season

In news that had to be considered a foregone conclusion since its strong debut, Katie Couric's freshman daytime talk show has been renewed for a second season.

Katie Couric

Among a crowd of new talk shows from hosts ranging from Ricki Lake to Steve Harvey, "Katie" outperformed all, recently taking its 19th straight week at the top of the ratings. The program brings in an average 1.9 rating with 2.5 million viewers, with the recent first on-camera interview with Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o drawing one of its largest ratings ever since its debut.

"Hosting, producing and launching a show from scratch has been challenging but very rewarding," said Couric. "I'm looking forward to working with our terrific team to build on the success of our first season and continuing to share compelling stories, explore important topics, and create entertaining television for our audience."

"'Katie' is the number one new syndicated talk show of the 2012-2013 season and we are thrilled to announce a green light for season two," said Disney-ABC Domestic Television President Janice Marinelli. "Katie is an immensely talented host who has an incomparable ability to connect with her viewers. We also have outstanding station partners and time periods and look forward to continued success with 'Katie' this year and into season two."

- Katie (2012)
- Katie Couric

Written by: kyleiam
Jan 30th, 2013, 3:02 pm

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Message Posted On Sep 6th, 2013, 11:18 pm
Katie- please, please, please stay off of anything on NBC, especially with Jay Leno or Jimmy Fallon.... You ruin late night tv for some of us who are grateful you are no longer on early am tv. Go finish that bottle of "rose" with your "fiance"/betrothed. We are not all in love with you. PS- your are the only person("personality")with whom I've ever even entertained sharing my opinion in this fashion. In it, my opinion, you can make Simon Cowell or any one of the Kardashians look humble.

Message Posted On Feb 3rd, 2013, 12:54 am
I am so disappointed in Katie Couric! She rose through the ranks to become one of the most respected journalists in the world. Now she's interviewing third rate entertainers and moronic celebrities like Leann Rimes and worse. I really don't get it. Can't stand to watch her show. Whole situation is so depressing. I'm not the only one that feels this way.
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