Daytime syndicated talker The Real has been cleared for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons on television stations covering more than 95% of the country. That includes Fox TV Stations as part of a deal announced in October.
The Daytime Emmy-nominated series is posting ratings growth in its second season and is strong in social media, ranking second in daytime to Ellen in total social action and with more than 447 million YouTube views to date.
“The Real has carved out an impressive home in the daytime space,” said Ken Werner, President of Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. “The uniqueness of the series is not in its format, but rather in its hosts, whose individuals voices are distinctive and fun and collectively have created a unique destination for conversations that cannot be found elsewhere. Growing in their second season is a great achievement and is a leading indicator of continued success and growth in the years ahead.”
Along with Fox, station groups renewing the show include Sinclair, Hearst, Tribune, Media General, Nexstar, Cox, Gray, Weigel, Sunbeam, Scripps, Raycom, Tegna, Northwest, Meredith, Marshall, Mission, Cordillera, Entravision, Mckinnon and News Press. The series also will continue to air weeknights on BET at 1 AM ET/10 PM PT.