Viral video TV show “RightThisMinute” has been picked up by Fox Television Stations in 10 markets for the 2014-2015 season.
“RightThisMinute” rolled out nationally this past September, and is seen in syndication by nearly two million daily viewers. The program is currently the highest-rated new syndicated show of the 2013-2014 season.
Through the agreement, the Fox-owned stations will air “RightThisMinute” in 10 of its biggest markets Monday through Friday along with a weekend version, including: New York (WWOR/WNYW), Los Angeles (KTTV/KCOP), Chicago (WFLD/WPWR), Washington D.C. (WTTG/WDCA), Boston (WFXT), Minneapolis (KMSP/WFTC), Phoenix (KSAZ/KUTP), Dallas (KDFI/KDFW), Houston (KRIV/KTXH) and Charlotte (WMYT/WJZY). The series is cleared in more than 85 percent of the U.S.
“We are delighted with the enthusiastic response in the marketplace for ‘RightThisMinute,’ and this agreement with Fox Television Stations is another vote of confidence. ‘RightThisMinute’ is a unique and captivating series that is poised for a stellar 2014-2015 season,” said John Bryan, president of Domestic Television Distribution at MGM.
“Our viewers rely on ‘RightThisMinute’ as their go-to source for breaking videos and the stories behind them,” added Phil Alvidrez, MagicDust executive in charge of production. “We look forward to bringing the web’s most compelling stories to larger audiences nationwide.”
“RightThisMinute” is syndicated by MGM Television and produced by MagicDust Television, in partnership with Cox Media Group, Raycom Media and E.W. Scripps. “RightThisMinute” produces two original half-hour episodes every weekday and is currently in its third season, with fall of 2013 marking its official national rollout. “RightThisMinute” executive producers include former TMZ executive producer Lisa Hudson and veteran journalist Dennis O’Neill; the program is hosted by Beth Troutman, Steven Fabian, Christian Vera, Nick Calderone and Gayle Bass.