Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Jeopardy! moves to KTRK abc13 from KHOU 11 after many decades

KTRK abc13 to start airing Jeopardy! Sept 14th at 3pm

UPDATE SEPTEMBER 11, 2015
KHOU 11 expands 4pm newscast to one hour

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Alex, I'll take a great Houston TV steal for $1000.

Based on the email and social media comments I'm receiving, KTRK abc13's grab of Jeopardy! from KHOU 11 must be one of the best gets in Houston television history.

The Alex Trebek hosted game show has aired in Houston on KHOU 11 for at least 20+ years if memory serves. So in the Bayou City, this is quite a seismic shock.

Now, other shows have moved around the Houston TV dial, but let's face it, not many syndicated shows have the history of Jeopardy! So after decades on the same channel, this is a big deal to Houston TV watchers.

Now for the Daily Double. The big question I'm getting is why is this happening? Well, TV shows pay a fee to the owners of syndicated shows (non-network) like Jeopardy! Maybe new KHOU 11 owner Tegna doesn't want to pay the Jeopardy! price anymore. Maybe channel 13 was willing to pay more? Don't know the answer, but money always plays a part in these moves.

If Wheel of Fortune leaves channel 11's 6:30pm slot, then I think the entire city will shut down like on half-inch snow days.

Channel 13 will start airing Jeopardy! Sept 14th at 3pm. Tune in early on the same day at 1pm for Tyra Banks' new show FABLife.

On one last abc13 related note, just announced this morning, Joy Behar is returning to ABC’s The View next season.

http://www.fablifeshow.com/

UPDATE SEPTEMBER 11, 2015
KHOU 11 expands 4pm newscast to one hour


21 comments:

  1. Well Mike, for those answers and more... we'll be back after these messages.

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  2. So who's going to replace Jeopardy at 4:30pm after KHOU's 4pm news

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    1. I'll take KHOU expanding their 4pm newscast to an hour for $1500, Alex.

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  3. More questions than answers in this article. I was hoping to get the inside scoop, but I guess you know only as much as the general public. Oh well...

    It's weird seeing adverts for Jeopardy on channel 13. It's freaking my grandmother out - she doesn't do change well. :)

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  4. Does this mean Ch. 13 finally got rid of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" & "Inside Edition" ?

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  5. Not surprised of this move, as Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune have aired on ABC stations nationwide for YEARS, especially the sister stations of 13. Is the Wheel also moving to 13? Where is Millionaire also going, since I know that show got renewed for another year?

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  6. Will the Big Bang Theory be next? Now, THAT's got to be a "Final Jeopardy Question"!

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  7. Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune have been on KHOU since 1986, so a big change after 29 years. TEGNA is pushing some of its own backed/produced programming, so this might be clearing some room for that.

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  8. It is amazing to see Jeopardy move. Seeing a couple different things happening at KHOU. Keep seeing Shern Min Chow at noon is she now the Noon person and taking Ron and Lily off that time now.

    Wonder too if will expand the 4 pm News on KHOU or put something else there like Millionaire and have Insider after Jeopardy at KTRK.


    But will feel different not to see Jeopardy on KHOU

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  9. A well placed inside source told me a couple months ago that KHOU is expanding 4pm to an hour.

    They are obviously getting some good numbers from "Ellen" at 3pm. But the question needs asking: are those viewers only watching the news as a bridge to Jeopardy?

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  10. I just found out today that KHOU 11 is expanding their 4pm newscast to an hour on September 14th

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  11. I hope "Wheel" makes a big move over to 13 because fellow abc stations do have a strong tandem with both "Jeopardy" and "WOF".

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    1. Eric Jon Magnuson8/27/2015 11:07:00 AM

      The ABC O&Os--with the notable exception of KTRK--have had group-wide deals for both "J!" and "WoF" since the early '90s or even the late '80s. KTRK was presumably left out because of: (a.) its local news at 6:30 p.m.; and/or (b.) "The Million Dollar Movie", which may have still been running from 3:00 to 5:00 when the first group-wide deal was made. Likewise, KTRK may never have aired "Oprah"--despite it being on the other ABC O&Os.

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  12. Won't Alex be retiring within the year? Maybe KHOU wanted to leave before the change of hosts.

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  13. Big question is what happens to the Rachel Ray Show on Ch. 13 ?

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  14. So, where will "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" be moving to when that show leaves ABC 13 on September 14th?

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    1. According to Wikipedia, It's moving to late night following Nightline

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  15. With Jeopardy! leaving KHOU for KTRK, I wouldn't be surprised if Wheel of Fortune is to eventually leave KHOU, and get picked up by KTRK... hopefully WoF stays in 6:30PM slot. WoF & J! are looked upon as companion shows. I could see KHOU acquiring Inside Edition (or Entertainment Tonight) for 6:30PM.

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  16. Would KHOU-TV or KPRC-TV get Rachael Ray's Show ?

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  17. Will KTRK have a second Jeopardy late night like KHOU do?

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  18. I miss late night Jeopardy ..
    Hope they will rethink and install a late night show.

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