FOX Television Stations Renew Page Six TV
January 16, 2018 - “Page Six TV,” the half-hour daily pop culture program, modeled after Page Six, the iconic New York Post gossip column and web site, has been renewed through 2018-2019 season, by FOX Television Stations. The announcement was made by Frank Cicha, Senior Vice President of Programming for FOX Television Stations (FTS) and Ken Lawson, Senior Vice President & General Sales Manager, Broadcast Syndication, Twentieth Television.
“Page Six TV” from Endemol Shine North America and distributed by Twentieth Television launched in September. Cleared in more than 98% of the country for its first season, the program is broadcast daily on the Fox Television Stations in 16 markets, including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.
“Page Six TV,” which debuted Sept. 18 as the highest-rated nationally syndicated entertainment newsmagazine in a decade, delivers in-the-know gossip and news from entertainment, culture, the media, finance, real estate and politics.
In regards to the announcement, Cicha stated: “’Page Six TV’ fits our strategy and has shown great promise over its first few months. We expect growth this year, and certainly in Year 2, as well.”
Averaging 4 million weekly viewers this season, “Page Six TV” has grown +14% from the October to November sweep in households. Among Adults 25-54, “Page Six TV” is the #1 new first-run series, tying fellow newcomer “Daily Mail TV”, and is the second-youngest skewing magazine, right behind “TMZ”.
Lawson added: “In an extremely competitive marketplace, we are thrilled that ‘Page Six TV’ is resonating for our stations by delivering a younger, more dynamic, and completely ‘inside’ take on celebrity gossip.”
“Page Six TV” covers today’s biggest personalities including high-flying real estate moguls, the hottest sports stars, larger-than-life politicians as well as break celebrity gossip and entertainment news. With the full newsroom support of the New York Post and access to the scene from Page Six TV’s on-air talent, “Page Six TV” has broken numerous national stories alongside the team at the Post including numerous exclusives tied to the recent sexual harassment scandals in Hollywood.
“Page Six TV” is hosted by John Fugelsang (Sirius XM Radio/VH1) and the show’s insiders include Bevy Smith (Bravo’s “Fashion Queens”), Variety entertainment reporter Elizabeth Wagmeister and New York Post Page Six senior reporter Carlos Greer. Page Six Editor Emily Smith and Deputy Editor Ian Mohr provide updates and insight, as well as exclusive first-looks into the latest breaking stories from the newsroom.
Kay O’Connell (“Fashionably Late with Rachel Zoe”) and Michael Bachmann (“Dish Nation”) serve as executive producers of “Page Six TV.” New York Post Publisher and CEO Jesse Angelo, as well as Endemol Shine North America’s Michael Weinberg also serve as executive producers. Kathleen Rajsp (“The View”) serves as co-executive producer.
Throughout the season, celebrities, comedians and newsmakers join “Page Six TV” as Plus Ones. The special guests join the show’s regular insiders and offer their own insights on the day’s top stories. “Page Six TV” leverages the dynamic social media presence of Page Six and the New York Post to drive audience engagement – allowing viewers the opportunity to weigh in on topics across social media prior, during and after each broadcast.
And for the latest news on “Page Six TV” including where to watch in your local market, go to www.PageSixTV.com. And be sure to follow “Page Six TV” on Twitter @PageSixTV, “like" the official Facebook page and join the conversation using #PageSixTV. Page Six TV is also streaming on Hulu, where each 30-minute episode is available the day after its broadcast debut.
Ratings Source: NSS, NNTV/Npower, Live +SD. 2017-18 Season to date thru 11/22/17.
ABOUT NEW YORK POST
Founded by Alexander Hamilton in 1801, the New York Post is the oldest continuously-published daily newspaper in the United States and one of the nation's premier digital destinations for news and information. The New York Post's fabled Page Six gossip column is a world leader in breaking celebrity news and has evolved into its own iconic and powerful brand. “Page Six TV” extends the brand to a daily television show featuring contributors and insiders delivering in-the-know gossip and news. The Post Digital Network is comprised of the flagship NYPost.com, PageSix.com, and Decider.com, covering streaming television and movies. The New York Post and the New York Post Digital Network are owned by News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).
ABOUT ENDEMOL SHINE NORTH AMERICA
Endemol Shine North America delivers world-class content and compelling storytelling to multiple platforms in the U.S. and across the globe. Endemol Shine North America is part of Endemol Shine Group, the global content creator, producer and distributor with a diverse portfolio of companies that are behind some of the most prominent hit television formats and series in the world.
Its Endemol Shine Latino division oversees all Spanish and Portuguese-language operations across Latin America, including newly launched studio Endemol Shine Boomdog, which produces original content for both the U.S. Hispanic and Mexican markets. Subsidiary production companies include Authentic Entertainment, Truly Original, and 51 Minds Entertainment.
Endemol Shine Group’s companies in North America are behind such hit series as Big Brother (CBS), Ink Master (Spike), Kingdom (AT&T Audience Network), MasterChef (FOX), MasterChef Junior (FOX), Swamp People (History), The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Bravo), T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle (VH1), Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge (CMT), Page Six TV (Syndicated), Billion Dollar Buyer (CNBC), Fear Factor (MTV), Best.Cover.Ever. (YouTube), I'm Dying Up Here (Showtime) and upcoming Trading Spaces (TLC).
ABOUT TWENTIETH TELEVISION
A leader in the U.S. program distribution arena, Twentieth Television provides a wide array of first-run, network and off-network programming, as well as feature film packages, to the syndication and cable marketplaces. Off-net shows distributed by Twentieth Television include “Modern Family,” “Family Guy,” “Last Man Standing,” “COPS,” “Bones,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “American Dad,” “Bob’s Burgers,” and “The Simpsons”. First-run programs distributed by Twentieth Television include television’s longest running court show, “Divorce Court”, the entertainment magazine program, “Dish Nation” and the Fall 2017 launch of “Top 30” and “Page Six TV”. Twentieth also handles media sales on behalf of Debmar-Mercury programming including “The Wendy Williams Show” and “Family Feud”.
ABOUT FOX TELEVISION STATIONS
FOX Television Stations is one of the nation's largest owned-and-operated network broadcast groups, comprising 28 stations in 17 markets and covering over 37% of U.S. television homes. This includes seven duopolies in the top 10 markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Houston; as well as duopolies in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Orlando and Charlotte.
Claudia Russo, Fox Television Stations, 212-301-3997 / [email protected]
Craig Radow, 20th Television, 310-369-3293, [email protected]