Not to be a sap, but every time I hear good news about Bethenny Frankel I get a little sentimental. I think it’s because she has experience some REAL LOWS in her life, and now she appears to have it all! Very inspiring….
The news about Warner Bros./Telepictures’ Bethenny Frankel talk show is bullish, but reports that the show will be locked in for national syndication beginning in fall 2013 as soon as next week are bull, according to sources at Fox TV stations. “A decision has not yet been made,” a Fox TV stations spokesperson said adamantly Friday. Other sources close to Fox said no decision or announcement would be made until after Bethenny‘s full six-week test run, which includes stations in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. The show is in its fourth week of the test. Warner Bros. Telepictures, which is producing Bethenny with Ellen DeGeneres and her team and will distribute in syndication if it goes forward, declined to comment. Starring the former Real Housewives of New York favorite, the talk show is airing on six Fox TV stations. Its performance so far has built a buzz about the show being almost certain for a full pickup. The Fox stations have tested a number of talk shows during the summer in the past. Until Bethenny, the most successful test was forThe Wendy Williams Show in 2008. Her show produced by Debmar-Mercury did very well with the key female audience, was picked up and continues to run. After three weeks, Bethenny is doing even better. It is beating Williams’ test performance among females 25 to 54 by an impressive 43 percent (1.0 rating and 7 share of the viewing audience). And while Williams in her test drew 9 percent fewer viewers than the same time period had attracted a year earlier, Bethenny was outperforming her year-ago time periods by 38 percent as of the end of week three. (READ MORE HERE)