- VIA TV BY THE NUMBERS writer Sara Bibel
‘STEVE HARVEY’ WINS BIG WITH ITS SECOND CONSECUTIVE DAYTIME EMMY® AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING TALK SHOW/ INFORMATIVE
Los Angeles, CA – April 26, 2015 – “Steve Harvey,” the nationally syndicated daytime show hosted by comedian, radio mogul and best-selling author Steve Harvey celebrated a big night at the 42ndannual Daytime Emmy® Awards held on Sunday, April 26,by winning its second consecutive award for Outstanding Talk Show/ Informative.
During the acceptance speech, Steve Harvey commented: "God is good, all the time. This is for my producing team - you don't know who they are but they make the show what it is. Endemol Shine, NBC and Alex Duda our executive producer - this is yours.You Deserve It. You work hard and you are the absolute best. Thank you very much."
Cris Abrego and Charlie Corwin, co-Chairmen and co-CEOs, Endemol Shine North America, remarked: “Steve Harvey has an unmatched and unique brand of humor and heart that connects with the daytime audience. Every season, our producers work tirelessly to differentiate our award-winning daytime show from the competition and tonight, at the 2015 Daytime Emmy® Awards, that hard work and dedication has paid off once again. Congratulations to the entire 'Steve Harvey' team."
Edward Swindler, President of NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution and NBC Broadcast Operations, added: "For ‘Steve Harvey’ to be recognized two years in a row with a Daytime Emmy® award for Outstanding Talk Show/ Informative is a huge honor and a fantastic accomplishment for everyone involved with the show. This win is a reflection of Steve’s growing popularity and a tribute to his remarkable work ethic and creativity, as well as that of his talented producing team led by Alex Duda and Rushion McDonald and the entire staff and crew. Steve has emerged as one of daytime television’s leading hosts because of his rare ability to make you laugh one moment and inspire you the next. NBCUniversal is so proud of the show’s continued growth and their amazing success."
"Steve Harvey” has shown ratings growth every season since its debut and currently is delivering its best season to date. This season, an average of 2.6 million viewers tune-in daily, which is a +5% increase vs. 2013-14’s season performance and a +36% increase vs. 2012-13’s premiere season. “Steve Harvey” continues to deliver for local stations around the country and has firmly established itself as appointment television. The show delivered double, and in some cases, triple digit growth in household ratings over its lead-in in New York (+55% WNBC 3pm), Los Angeles (+63% KNBC 3pm), Chicago (+118% WMAQ 2pm), Philadelphia (+73% WCAU 2pm), Dallas (+70% KXAS 2PM), Washington DC (+129% WRC 2pm), Atlanta (+60% WAGA 3pm), and Houston (+33% KRIV 3pm) for the recently completed February 2015 sweep.
“Steve Harvey” is produced by Endemol Shine North America, distributed by NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution and is taped in front of a live studio audience at WMAQ in Chicago. Alex Duda, Steve Harvey and Rushion McDonald are executive producers. Jason Kurtz is co-executive producer. The show is currently cleared in 99% of the country and has been sold through 2016 to NBC Owned TV Stations, Hearst, Cox, Fox and Sinclair, among others.“Steve Harvey” airs weekdays. Check local listings or go to http://www.steveharveytv.com/ for time and channel.