DISNEY-ABC DOMESTIC TELEVISION RENEWS ’KATIE’ FOR SECOND SEASON

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January 30, 2013 
DISNEY-ABC DOMESTIC TELEVISION RENEWS THE NO. 1 NEW
SYNDICATED TALK SHOW, “KATIE,” FOR A SECOND SEASON 
Disney-ABC Domestic Television has renewed “Katie” for a second
season, it was announced today by Janice Marinelli, president,
Disney-ABC Domestic Television. 
“‘Katie’ is the No. 1 new syndicated talk show of the 2012-13
season, and we are thrilled to announce a green light for Season
Two,” said Marinelli. “Katie is an immensely talented host who
has an incomparable ability to connect with her viewers. We also
have outstanding station partners and time periods, and look
forward to continued success with ‘Katie’ this year and into
Season Two.” 
“Hosting, producing and launching a show from scratch has been
challenging but very rewarding,” said Katie Couric. “I’m looking
forward to working with our terrific team to build on the
success of our first season, and continuing to share compelling
stories, explore important topics, and create entertaining
television for our audience.” 
For the 19th straight week since its premiere (through the week
of January 14, 2013), “Katie” continues to beat all freshman and
sophomore syndicated talkers in Households and Total Viewers.
Season to date Katie remains the No. 1 new daytime syndicated
talk show among Women 25-54, and out of 18 total talk shows in
the syndicated market, freshman “Katie” places among the top-tier across all key measures, including Households (No. 6 - 1.9
rating), Total Viewers (No. 6 - 2.497 million) and Women 25-54
(No. 6 - 1.0 rating). On January 24 in U.S. Metered Market
Households, “Katie” delivered its highest household rating
(2.6/7) since its debut telecast in September. Featuring the
exclusive first on-camera interview with Manti Te’o and his
parents, “Katie” surged 30% over its prior 4-week average (2.6/7
vs. 2.0/5) and finished No. 1 in its time period in each of the
top 4 markets -- New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and
Philadelphia. 
Disney-ABC Domestic Television has renewed “Katie” among its
existing stations in over 95% of the country for the 2013-14
season, including the ABC Owned station group. The daytime
talker also airs on leading stations from broadcast groups
including Allbritton Communications, Belo Corporation, Cox Media
Group, Gannett Broadcasting, Hearst Television, LIN
Broadcasting, Media General, Meredith, Raycom, Scripps Howard
Broadcasting, Sinclair and Young Broadcasting, among others. 
Katie Couric is an award-winning journalist, best-selling author
and popular TV personality. In addition to hosting the
nationally syndicated “Katie,” Couric is also a member of the
ABC News team. “Katie” is executive-produced by Katie Couric and
Michael Morrison. Co-executive producers are Kathy Samuels and
Michael Bass. The program is distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic
Television. 
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Contacts:
Kim Harbin, Disney-ABC Domestic Television,
Kim.Harbin@Disney.com, 818-560-5056
Elizabeth Wasden, “Katie,” Elizabeth.Wasden@KatieCouric.com,
212-456-4332 
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