ABC will continue its history of rockin’ out and ringing in the New Year with Dick Clark Productions under a new broadcast agreement.
Ryan Seacrest is clearly part of the deal — and not just because he’s in the title of the New Years Eve special. Seacrest extended his deal to continue as host and executive producer of the special through 2017.
“We’re thrilled to extend our partnership with dick clark productions,” said ABC Entertainment Group president Paul Lee. “They have been a member of our family for many years, and these specials are key to our network’s success.”
“We are delighted to remain at ABC, the home of many of dcp’s franchise events. Both the AMA’s and NYRE continue to exhibit tremendous growth year to year,” said dick clark productions CEO Allen Shapiro.
The 2013 “American Music Awards” earned the show’s second biggest overall audience in 11 years with 13.1 million viewers. And last year’s “Dick Clark‘s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” delivered its largest audience since 2000 with an average audience of 22.8 million viewers.
ABC and dick clark productions are also partnering on the upcoming “2014 Billboard Music Awards” and with Keshet DCP on an upcoming weekly singing competition called “Rising Star.”