Maury moves up

Since the beginning of the year, Universal Television talk show Maury has
received upgrades in 32 markets, with 18 stations moving the show to early
fringe time slots, the syndicator said Monday.

The five-year-old show has seen strong ratings this year, increasing 3
percent in households season-to-date through March 16.

The show has also jumped in key demographics, increasing 14 percent in women
18 through 34, 10 percent in women 18 through 49 and 11 percent in women 25
through 54.

Paige Albiniak

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.