“The Steve Wilkos Show” Renewed for 17th Season in National Syndication
NBCUniversal Syndication Studios has renewed “The Steve Wilkos Show” for a 17th season in national syndication, it was announced today by Tracie Wilson, Executive Vice President, NBCUniversal Syndication Studios & E! News.
“The Steve Wilkos Show” tackles issues such as family and criminal justice, true crime and relationship conflicts. The show is hosted by the straightforward, tough-talking Steve Wilkos, a former Chicago police officer and U.S. Marine.
“We’re so proud to have reached this milestone as one of the longest-running talk shows in broadcast syndication,” Wilson said. “Along with our talented production team who bring riveting stories each day, Steve’s life experiences, his quick wit and no-nonsense approach create an organic connection with his audience. We look forward to bringing our station partners and loyal viewers another eventful season.”
Wilkos will be celebrating a milestone 30 years in daytime television in 2024. He started as the popular head of security on “The Jerry Springer Show” in 1994 and quickly won over viewers before launching his own talk show in 2007.
“I couldn’t have ever imagined having a show on daytime television for 17 years,” Wilkos said. “I feel so fortunate to be a part of this ever-changing industry and look forward to continuing to bring my fans the compelling stories that have made our show a success.”
To date, “The Steve Wilkos Show,” is sold in 88% of the country and appears on leading station groups across the country, including Nexstar, Sinclair, Weigel, Tegna, Sunbeam, Hearst, Scripps, Bahakel, Cox, Block, CW Plus and more.
“Steve is an authentic, relatable and strong personality in daytime, giving a voice to those seeking answers and justice,” said executive producer Rachelle Wilkos. “The combination of his law enforcement background, and being a husband and father, gives him a unique perspective that continues to resonate with viewers. Steve puts his heart and soul into every story he does with the goal of empowering his in-studio guests and at-home viewers. I’m grateful to our incredible team and loyal audience for embracing us across all of our platforms.”
For the 2022-23 season, “The Steve Wilkos Show” is averaging 829,000 viewers and is growing +3% among women 18-49 vs. the 2021-22 season, making it one of only two hourlong syndicated talk shows to grow vs. the prior season. “The Steve Wilkos Show” delivers for its local station partners by delivering the most growth over its lead-in among all the syndicated talk shows as well as ranking as WPIX/CW in New York’s #1 9 a.m.-6 p.m. program among both women 25-54 and adults 25-54.
“The Steve Wilkos Show” is executive produced by Rachelle Wilkos, co-executive produced by Selina Santos, and distributed in national syndication by NBCUniversal Syndication Studios. The show is produced by Stamford Studios Productions, the same production team behind successful NBCU talk shows “Karamo,” “Maury,” “The Jerry Springer Show” and “Judge Jerry.”
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ABOUT NBCUNIVERSAL SYNDICATION STUDIOS
NBCUniversal Syndication Studios is responsible for the production, sales and distribution of NBCUniversal products to broadcast television within the United States. The division develops and produces first-run programming and distributes these shows, along with off-network content, in broadcast television as well as digital and streaming platforms. First-run, broadcast syndicated programming includes “Access Hollywood,” “Access Daily,” “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” “Judge Jerry,” “Karamo,” “Maury” and “The Steve Wilkos Show.” Current first-run original productions include “American Anthems,” a music-based docuseries on PBS, “Billion Dollar Babies: The True Story of Cabbage Patch Kids,” a documentary that premiered at Tribeca Film Festival 2022, and “Change with Ed Mylett,” a talk show airing on Nosey.com. In addition, the division distributes the retro television broadcast network Cozi TV and the weekend syndicated series “Open House.” Current off-network programming includes “American Ninja Warrior,” “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago P.D.,” “Dateline,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Monk” and “The Office.”
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