The New York Times had an article on Sunday about AC's talk show. Here's a snippet, to read all of it follow the link at the end of the tease.
Daytime talk shows, however, still have the capability to reach three million to four million viewers a day and remain, in the words of Michael Nathanson, the United States media analyst for Nomura, “a significant moneymaker.”
Mr. Nathanson said the costs for daytime talk shows remained so low — many at less than $1 million a week (Mr. Nathanson estimated the first year costs for “Anderson” at $25 million to $28 million) — that anything resembling a hit could generate tens of millions in revenue or more a year. Hosts often become quite wealthy, though that, Mr. Nathanson said, may be less an incentive for Mr. Cooper, a descendant of the Vanderbilt family.
Mr. Cooper‘s deal with CNN pays him about $10 million a year. He has an undisclosed ownership interest in the talk show, one that could pay him far more if it becomes a long-running success.
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USA Today also had an article on 'Anderson'. Not a great deal of new information but if you haven't burnt out yet on the media overload then follow the link.
Speaking of media overload has anyone wondered why Anderson hasn't been doing the Letterman, Conan, Colbert, etc circuit to promote the talk show? Maybe we have that to look forward to in the near future? ~Phebe