NBC will keep Maury talking for years

By Reuters

Sep 13, 2005

Maury Povich has signed a new multiyear contract to continue hosting his syndicated talk show, Maury, it's distributor said Monday.

The details of Povich's new agreement were being kept under wraps, including the financial terms and the exact length of the deal. NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution would say only that the new agreement "will keep [Povich] hosting the hit talk show for years to come," but it's believed to cover a three-year term.

Povich has been hosting the show since 1998. He previously hosted The Maury Povich Show for distributor Paramount Domestic Television from 1991-98 but moved his talker to Universal after signing a deal that reportedly offered him $9 million a year for three years.

During the 2004-05 season, Maury averaged a 2.9 household rating, down 3 percent from the previous season, according to Nielsen Media Research, positioning it as the No. 4 syndicated talker behind The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dr. Phil, and Live With Regis and Kelly. The show, which kicked off its eighth season Monday, airs in more than 98 percent of the US.

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  • biffi1 Jan 29, 2009

    Maury, next time u have the most talented kids show, check out www.myspace.com/quintanabiffert Thanks.

  • gurl202 May 14, 2007

    yes maury ur show is great but i would like for u to have more children to be in it because i think adults will let there kids watch it more often. but besides that fact i love. i havent been on your show but i would like to be on it but not of something bad its because i havce a issue goin on in my life that i would like to solve and i would like you to help me solve it

  • angelwoman1972 Oct 12, 2005

    I really enjoy the Maury Show. I have been watching it for as long as I can remember and will always watch his shows. Although I would like to know how to get an e-mail to him for some information. I have not yet found how to do that yet. If anyone knows I should likie some help getting this. Thanks.

  • jason43224 Sep 18, 2005

    his show is turning into the next jerry springer. wait a minute, is jerry springer still on the air?

  • HeavenWood Sep 14, 2005

    Thats real good Maury is a good talk show host, i really enjoy his shows, though i think he does a way too many dna shows

  • lhcjr Sep 14, 2005

    After Oprah, Maury seems to be one of the most successful talkers who came from local tv roots. I can remember when Maury hosted a local daytime talker in Washington DC at WTTG called Panorama back in the 70's.

  • Giant_Chicken Sep 13, 2005

    Good Ol' Maury