Danza Gets Major (Market) Boost

The Tony Danza Show is picking up and moving.

The pick-up is in Washington, where Buena Vista's freshman syndicated talker will now be carried on Fox-owned WTTG beginning in fall 2005. It previously did not have an outlet in the nation's ninth-ranked market.
Danza will be moving up in Boston, where the show is being shifted from a late-night clearance on WCVB to a noon airing on Fox's WFXT.
The show has also been picked up for the 2005-2006 season on WGCL Atlanta, where it runs at 10 a.m.
Danza has already been renewed for a second season in more than 120 markets covering 90% of the country.
Season to date, Danza has a 1.3 national rating. Danza had already gotten a boost from upgrades in L.A. and Chicago two months ago, but has been hunting for an upgrade in Boston and a home in D.C.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.