'RightThisMinute' Clears 85% of U.S.

MGM's RightThisMinute, which premieres its third season on Sept. 16, now has cleared the top-30 markets and reaches 85% of the country in national syndication. A total of 147 stations in 127 markets now air the show.

"With over 1,000 episodes under our belt, we couldn't be more pleased with this market expansion going into our third season," said Phil Alvidrez, RightThisMinute's executive in charge of production, in a statement. "We look forward to introducing RightThisMinute and breaking the most captivating online videos, before they go viral, to a new set of viewers around the country."

RightThisMinute, which focuses on the day's hottest viral videos, earlier this summer announced a weekend version of the show, featuring best-of segments drawn from the week's production as well as new content.

RightThisMinute is syndicated by MGM Domestic Television Distribution LLC and produced by MagicDust Television, in partnership with Cox Media Group, Raycom Media and E.W. Scripps.

Paige Albiniak

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for more than 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for The Global Entertainment Marketing Academy of Arts & Sciences (G.E.M.A.). 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.