*Debmar-Mercury has renewed the nationally syndicated “The Wendy Williams Show” through the 2019-20 television season on the FOX Television Stations.
The renewal of the hit show, which has become a strong morning news lead-out in many markets, will give the Queen of Dish her ninth, 10th and 11th seasons. During the November sweeps, Wendy finished either No. 1 or 2 in the key demo of women 25-54 in 55% of the U.S. and 20 of the top-25 markets.
Combined with renewals on stations belonging to Media General and Cox, Wendy has already been cleared in more than 50% of the U.S.
“We are truly grateful,” said Williams. “Let’s get it!”
“Wendy,” which began as a summer test on the FOX stations in 2008 and went into national syndication in fall 2009, recorded first-place finishes during the November 2015 sweeps on the FOX stations in New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Houston, Phoenix, Detroit and Orlando, a streak that also extends to many medium- and smaller-sized markets.