"DATELINE" IN NATIONAL SYNDICATION RENEWED FOR SECOND SEASON ON FOX TELEVISION STATIONS
New York, NY - December 20, 2017 - NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution has sold "Dateline" to FOX Television Stations for its second season in national syndication, it was announced today by Sean O'Boyle, Executive Vice President of Syndication Sales, NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution.
Delivering a 1.4 household rating in the November 2017 sweep, "Dateline" is the highest-rated new one-hour syndicated strip to premiere in the last five seasons. "Dateline" has improved both primetime and early fringe time periods by 10% for stations in November 2017 compared to a year ago.
The syndicated version of "Dateline" is currently airing on FOX Television Stations as well as leading station groups across the country including Sinclair, Meredith, Nexstar, Graham Media, Tribune, COX Media Group, Tegna, Scripps, Sunbeam and more.
"'Dateline' is the preeminent crime franchise in all of television and it has proven itself to be a valuable program in broadcast syndication," said O'Boyle. "We are excited to continue this success into season two with our partners at FOX Television Stations where 'Dateline' is a versatile show that compliments their programming scheules in various dayparts."
"Dateline" is produced for syndication by NBC News' Peacock Productions with Andy Cashman serving as executive producer. David Corvo is the senior executive producer and Liz Cole is the executive producer for "Dateline NBC."
"Dateline" is an award winning newsmagazine that delivers viewers stories ranging from compelling mysteries to powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations. Each episode incorporates the classic elements of drama and great storytelling: good guys, bad guys, conflict with the highest stakes, suspense and resolution. Hear the chilling tales directly from those most affected and involved, including investigators tasked with cracking the case and the families confronting tragedy. In every story we tell, we help the real people who lived the events share their journeys with you.
About Peacock Productions:
Peacock Productions, a division of NBC News, is a nonfiction production company that combines the editorial expertise, technical resources, and seasoned talent of NBCUniversal to create series, events, and live specials for global audiences. Peacock Productions reaches more than 300 million people worldwide every year across broadcast, cable, syndication, and emerging platforms with its award-winning specials and series. For more information, visit: http://www.peacockproductions.tv/
About NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution:
NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution is responsible for the production, sales and distribution of NBCUniversal products to broadcast television within the United States. The division develops and produces first-run programming and distributes these shows, along with off-network content, in broadcast syndication. Current first-run broadcast syndicated programming includes "Steve Harvey," "Harry," "Access," "Access Live," "Maury," "The Jerry Springer Show" and "The Steve Wilkos Show." In addition, the division distributes the retro television broadcast network, Cozi TV and weekend syndicated series "On the Money" and "Open House." Current off-network programming includes "American Ninja Warrior," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "Chicago P.D" and "Dateline."
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.