America Now, the hit first-run syndicated daily newsmagazine show co-hosted by Leeza Gibbons and Bill Rancic from ITV Studios America and Raycom Media, has been renewed for a third season.
Airing weekdays in 45 markets, America Now ranks among the top first-run syndicated shows premiering this past fall, second only to Anderson Cooper and often beating some of the other top-run syndicated programs that are well-known and seen throughout the country. Bellum Entertainment ([email protected]) is syndicating the series.
During Fall 2011, America Now consistently drew strong viewership in many of its markets. Seven weeks after its launch, the show found terrific success in cities including Birmingham, Richmond, Charlotte and Memphis.
In Birmingham (WBRC), the show earned a bigger rating than network daytime shows including The Talk and The Chew, as well as talk show veterans such as The Rachael Ray Show, Ellen and The Doctors.
In Richmond (WWBT), America Now outranked talk veterans like Jerry Springer and The Doctors, as well as Anderson.
In Charlotte (WBTV), America Now drew more viewers than the second and third hours of the Today Show and The Talk.
In Memphis (WMC), America Now out-delivered daytime talk veterans including Live! with Regis and Kelly and The Doctors.