|Scripps Exec Hails 'Quality' Programming|
At 33, Cincinnati is the smallest broadcast market in the deal. Together, the six Scripps television stations cover about 8% of U.S. households. Scripps will pay a license fee to carry ABC's shows -- the amount of the fee has not yet been disclosed. Said Scripps Sr. VP Brian Lawlor: "I'm pleased that we're able to continue the productive relationship we've had with ABC for many years. This new agreement reflects our shared belief in the power of a high-quality national programming provider combined with local affiliates that have trusted news brands and strong influence in their communities."
So what's the network's top show? That "high-quality programming" called Dancing With The Stars. Nielsen had it No. 1 among all shows on all four networks earlier this month, with nearly 20 million viewers.