Katie Searching for Executive Producer as Jeff Zucker Explores Other Opportunities

Ricki Lake isn’t the only talk show host looking to bring in a new executive producer. According to Deadline, Katie Couric’s talk show Katie is hunting for someone to replace Jeff Zucker. Reportedly, Zucker is under consideration for several jobs, including the possibility of taking over at the ratings-challenged CNN. 

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'Maury' Leading Syndie Talk Shows Among W25-54

Forget all the buzz about new talk shows from Katie Couric, Ricki Lake and Steve Harvey. Veteran trash TV talker Maury Povich is proving he’s still got game!

According to TV Week, Maury led all talk shows the week of September 17, among women 25-54, with a 1.7 rating in the demo, up from 1.4 last season. Among households, Dr. Phil leads the pack with a 3.1 average this season, followed by Live with Kelly and Michael at 2.6.

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DC #691: One Time at Band Camp

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens and Regan Cellura dive into the latest The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, The Young and the Restless and talk show news, including:

What is the best soap of all time? Steve Harvey’s talk show ties Katie in demos.

Did The Bold and the Beautiful make a big mistake by letting General Hospital snap up Sean Kanan?

Chad’s anger problem came out of left field on Days of Our Lives. Will and Sonny kiss, again. Is it time for Daniel to be written out of Salem?

Vanessa Marcil’s tweet stirs up Twitter. Kelly Monaco defends her first season Dancing With the Stars championship. Should all GH fans be rooting for her? Who should return for Edward Quartermaine’s funeral? Does Steve Burton owe it to John Ingle’s memory to make an appearance? Carolyn Hennesy returns to Port Charles as Diane Miller.

The casting bloodbath has subsided at Y&R. Josh Griffith reveals how he wants to rehabilitate Sharon Newman. Christel Khalil and Eric Braeden are staying at the No. 1 soap. Jess Walton is returning for a visit.

All this and much more on today’s Daytime Confidential podcast.


Steve Harvey Ties Katie in Key Demo


Katie might be the No. 1 new syndicated daytime talk show, but The Perky One's numbers are continuing to slide from her impressive Sept. 10 debut. According to Broadcasting and Cable, Katie  has slid 17 percent to a 1.9/6 rating in households. The Katie Couric-helmed vehicle has also fallen 25 percent among women 25-54. READ MORE

Katie Reveals Collegiate Battle With Eating Disorder


Katie Couric took a page straight out of former talk queen Oprah Winfrey's playbook today. She revealed her own personal struggles with an eating disorder, using her daytime talk show as a platform.

During an episode of Katie, featuring anorexia, bulimia and self-mutilation survivor Demi Lovato, Couric shared she had battled an eating disorder while in college. Watch video clips from today's powerful episode of Kate after the jump! 


SHOCKER: Katie Falls Below Timeslot Average; Loses 43 Percent of General Hospital's Lead-In on Flagship ABC Station!

While ratings for Katie Couric's new talk show started off strong, the $80 million vehicle has started to slide. According to Deadline, Katie dropped to a 1.7 last Thursday. The chatfest shed a whopping 38 percent among women 25-54, allowing Steve Harvey to best Couric's show in the key demo.

The leading entertainment blog also pointed out how far Katie has fallen off the timeslot average for last season when "a large number of stations carried GH":

What is more alarming is that the show has fallen below the time period average last season (2.3/7 HH, 1.4/8 in W25-54), when a large number of stations carried General Hospital. READ MORE