After a year of growth in the ratings and especially among the key demographic group of women 25 to 54, The Wendy Williams Show has been renewed by the Fox Television Stations through the 2016-2017 season.
Among syndicated shows, Wendy grew 43 percent in the past year, according to syndicator Debmar Mercury (a division of Lionsgate). That gave it a 1.2 rating and 8 percent share of the daytime metered markets.
In the May sweeps, Wendy doubled its year to year rating among the key demo on Fox’s WNYW in New York, where it airs at 10 a.m. It was up 58 percent on Fox’s KTTV in Los Angeles, where it airs at 11 a.m. and up 139 percent on Fox’s WFLD in Chicago, where it airs at 10 a.m.
“Fox’s long-term renewal is a testament to the incredible growth the show has experienced this season and the amazing talent of Wendy,” Debmar-Mercury Co-Presidents Ira Bernstein and Mort Marcus said in a statement. “Our broadcast partners across the country have taken notice, demonstrating their faith in the staying power of this rapidly growing talk franchise with upgrades.”