Bethea's Byte
Log in

I forgot my password

Who is online?
In total there are 3 users online :: 0 Registered, 0 Hidden and 3 Guests

None

[ View the whole list ]


Most users ever online was 12 on Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:30 am
Statistics
We have 14 registered users
The newest registered user is Jackster

Our users have posted a total of 1137 messages in 452 subjects
January 2019
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  

Calendar Calendar

Latest topics
» The 'STUPIDITY Act' Could Stop Government Shutdowns From Happening Ever Again
Yesterday at 9:33 pm by The Last Outlaw

» New Orleans Lawyer Files Lawsuit in Hopes of Replaying NFC Championship Game
Yesterday at 2:15 pm by The Last Outlaw

» Dog the Bounty Hunter's Wife Beth Chapman Undergoing Throat Cancer Treatment Again
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:40 pm by The Last Outlaw

» What are your plans for the day.
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:01 am by Naiwen

» MLK Day to the Super Bowl: Five Events That Could Pressure Congress, Trump Over Shutdown
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:50 am by The Last Outlaw

» How are you feeling right now?
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:20 am by The Last Outlaw

» Bush Calls on Trump, Democrats to 'Put Politics Aside' and End the Shutdown
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:14 am by The Last Outlaw

» New UK general election over Brexit?
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:07 am by The Last Outlaw

» Jason Van Dyke Sentenced to 6 3/4 Years In Prison For Killing of Laquan McDonald
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:02 pm by The Last Outlaw

» Trump Again Calls Cohen a Liar After Bombshell BuzzFeed Report
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:46 pm by The Last Outlaw

» Congress to Probe Whether Trump Told Lawyer Cohen to Lie
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:21 pm by The Last Outlaw

» Sony, R. Kelly Agree To Part Ways: Exclusive
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:59 am by The Last Outlaw

» Prince Philip Unhurt in Crash While Driving
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:56 am by The Last Outlaw

» The First Free Byte of 2019: Gov't Shutdown and Pettiness in Washington, DC
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:42 am by The Last Outlaw

» Last thing you ate/drank
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:05 pm by toetapping

» Why New Mom Kate Upton is 'Jealous' of Other Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Models
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:34 pm by The Last Outlaw

» Lindsey Graham Slams Pelosi-Trump Feud: ‘One Sophomoric Response Does Not Deserve Another’
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:20 pm by The Last Outlaw

» Tom Marino To Resign From Congress
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:57 pm by The Last Outlaw

» 3 Chicago Police Officers Acquitted Of Cover-Up In Laquan McDonald Shooting
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:05 pm by The Last Outlaw

» CNN Anchors Challenge Democrat On Claim That Graham 'Is Somehow Compromised'
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:47 am by The Last Outlaw

Top posting users this week
Top posting users this month
Affiliate With Bethea’s Byte
Bethea's Byte CBox Chat

ABC Shells Out to Keep ‘Wheel of Fortune’ and ‘Jeopardy’ After Big Offer From Fox

View previous topic View next topic Go down

The Last Outlaw
The Last Outlaw
Head Administrator
Head Administrator
Male Posts : 587
Age : 42
Join date : 2018-05-25
Location : Salem, Oregon, USA
Status :

View user profile http://betheasbyte.forumotion.com/forum

PostThe Last Outlaw on Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:02 pm

From Cynthia Littleton of Variety Magazine


Disney and Fox found themselves wrapped up in another bidding war earlier this year, but this time around it involved vowels, consonants and answers posed in the form of questions.

The ABC Owned Television Stations group has renewed the syndicated game shows “Wheel of Fortune” and “Jeopardy!” through the 2022-23 television season. The shows have aired on ABC-owned stations for decades, but the renewal process became more lively for CBS Television Distribution this time around because the Fox Television Stations group mounted a huge rival offer for the early evening stalwarts away in top markets including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.

Sources close to the situation said the eight ABC O&Os had to pony up sizable increases to keep the shows for the first time in years because there typically have been no rival offers to juice the market. But Fox O&Os have long had their eye on bringing “Wheel” and “Jeopardy!” on fold. As the renewal came up, Fox pounced.

Knowledgeable sources said that ABC was forced to step up its offer although they did not match the offer on the table for Fox. “Wheel” and “Jeopardy!” are known to command low six-figure weekly license fees in New York and L.A., the two largest TV markets.

CBS Television Distribution, which has distributed “Wheel” and “Jeopardy!” since CBS acquired King World Productions in 2000, likely calculated that the audience disruption caused by a move of the shows in top markets would not be worth the extra coin offered by Fox.

Fox’s interest in the shows is a signal that the company is readying for a new era for the Fox broadcast network following the sale of other 21st Century Fox assets to Disney. The Fox network is expected to emphasize live sports, WWE and other broad-based programming, which would make “Wheel” and “Jeopardy!” more compelling as lead-ins than they would be with Fox’s traditional emphasis on younger audiences and edgier entertainment fare.

“The iconic game shows, ‘Wheel of Fortune’ and ‘Jeopardy!’ have long been fan favorites and mainstays in our ABC Owned Stations’ television lineups,” said Wendy McMahon, president of ABC Owned Television Stations Group. “Our brands are connected in a positive way in the hearts and minds of our viewers.”

“Wheel” and “Jeopardy!” have aired on ABC O&Os for decades — since 1990-91 season on WABC-TV New York and since 1992-93 on KABC-TV Los Angeles. CBS has protected ABC as the incumbent home of the shows, so much so that it never moved the highly rated shows to its own O&O stations. Sony Pictures Entertainment owns “Wheel” and “Jeopardy!” (thanks it its purchase of the library of series creator Merv Griffin), and surely that studio might have objected to a station switch that could cost both shows many ratings points.

“Wheel” this season is averaging about 9.3 million viewers, while “Jeopardy!” is pulling in about 9 million viewers.

ABC’s previous contract for the shows ran through the 2019-2020 season. The new three-year pact takes the shows through the 2022-23 season, which will mark year 40 for “Wheel” in syndication and year 39 for “Jeopardy!” Both shows aired daytime incarnations before they were revived for the lucrative 7-8 p.m. time slot leading into primetime.

“ ‘Wheel of Fortune’ and ‘Jeopardy!’ are two of the longest-running shows on television – and for good reason,” said Steve Hackett, president of sales for CBS TV Distribution. “They consistently deliver entertaining, timeless programming that the whole family can enjoy together, creating whole new generations of fans. We’re excited they will continue to anchor stations’ lineups, delivering eyeballs and ad dollars to our partners, for many years to come.”

_________________

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

Create an account or log in to leave a reply

You need to be a member in order to leave a reply.

Create an account

Join our community by creating a new account. It's easy!


Create a new account

Log in

Already have an account? No problem, log in here.


Log in

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum