Skip to main content
  1. Arts & Entertainment
  2. Celebrity

Katie Couric Talk Show canceled

See also

Katie Couric’s Talk Show has been cancelled after only two seasons, according to a Dec. 19 USA Today report. Couric’s hyped syndicated daytime talk show launched in September 2012, and aired on ABC. The host and the Disney/ABC Television Group announced the decision to end the show, and thanked everyone for their contribution to its success.

“While production will continue on Katie through June 2014, we've mutually agreed that there will not be a third season of the show. We're very proud of everyone's contributions to making Katie the No. 1 new syndicated talk show of 2012-2013, and we look forward to the rest of the season.”

The Los Angeles Times reports that ratings for the show never hit the high marks that Couric expected. “Kate” averaged approximately 2.2 million viewers per episode, which failed to sustain Couric’s $20 million two-year deal.

According to the New York Daily News, insiders noted that the problem was more related to “the economics of the deals that got ‘Katie’ on the air in the first place,” and less with the ratings. The show reportedly cost $50 million to produce in 2012, with the production budget fallinig to $35 million for the second season.

Fans need not shed tears for Couric’s show demise. The anchor has a new role as “Global Anchor” for Yahoo, where according to a New York Daily News source, she will be paid an annual salary of $6 million.

Advertisement

Arts & Entertainment

  • Brad Pitt
    Find out how a $10 donation could win you a date with Brad Pitt
    Video
    Today's Buzz
  • Johnny Cash
    Famous men and their cats prove you don't have to look tough to look good
    Camera
    Celebrity Buzz
  • Valerie Harper
    Valerie Harper clarifies her 'cancer-free' statement with some additional information
    Headlines
  • Kate Middleton
    Kate Middleton's beautiful DVF dress sells out in just minutes
    Camera
    Pop Culture
  • Robin
    As Batman ends the search for Damian's body, we wonder who the next Robin will be
    Camera
    Comics Buzz
  • Vampire Diaries
    See the hottest predictions for the upcoming season of 'The Vampire Diaries'
    Video
    TV Buzz

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!