The Ellen DeGeneres Show Airs On 70 NBC TV Stations

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Variety January 20, 2016 – “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” has sewed up a three-year renewal with 10 NBC-owned stations, ensuring that the host will keep yakking in daytime through the 2019-20 season.

 NBC O&Os have been home to Warner Bros.’ “Ellen DeGeneres” since the series’ debut in 2003. DeGeneres has solidified her place as the top-rated daytime talker among women in the four years since Oprah Winfrey ended her run in syndication. For more information…

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Airs Mainly In the Afternoon

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Daypart- In broadcast programming, dayparting is the practice of dividing the broadcast day into several parts.

 Morning News: 5:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Morning: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Daytime: 12 noon – 3:00 p.m.

Early Fringe: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Early News: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Access: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Prime: 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Late News: 11:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Late Fringe: 11:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Overnights:  1:00am – 5:00am

Media General Adds 82 Million People To Nexstar Total Distribution

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On January 27, 2016, Media General announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Nexstar in a deal valued at $17.14 per-share, valuing the company at $4.6 billion plus the assumption of $2.3 billion debt. The combined company will be known as Nexstar Media Group, and own 171 stations, serving an estimated 39% of households. The company will pay Meredith a termination fee of $60 million, and give Meredith right of first refusal to acquire any broadcast or digital properties that may be divested during the merge. The deal also includes contingent value rights for Media General shareholders if it sells spectrum from its stations during the FCC’s spectrum incentive auction.  More info on Wikipedia…..

Nexstar Adds Many Media General Subchannels

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Before the merger GetTV snuck in at the wire with a Media General deal.  Now post merger Nexstar inherits distribution agreements (with GetTV, COZI TV, Laff, and others) and we’ll see if these networks can grow in the new combined entity.  In addition, ION Television has been expanding its over the air distribution through agreements with both Media General and Nexstar.

Duplicated Households for TV Stations- Households are counted multiple times for a TV station depending on how many networks are carried on that station.

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