ADDITIONAL NOTES: renewed through the 2017-18 season (the show's 34th) on 4/9/15
DESCRIPTION: (from CBS Television Distribution's press release, April 2015) WHEEL OF FORTUNE and JEOPARDY!, television's top two game shows each averaging more than 10 million viewers daily, have been renewed through the 2017-2018 season, it was announced today by Joe DiSalvo, President of Sales for CBS Television Distribution. Both shows were renewed for two more years beyond stations' current contracts in 80% of the country including on the ABC Owned Television Station Group, Sinclair, Media General, Gray Television, Hearst, Graham Media, Tribune, Cox, Meredith, Dispatch Broadcasting, NBC and Scripps. "Not only are WHEEL OF FORTUNE and JEOPARDY! iconic brands that have consistently delivered ratings and revenue to stations for years, but they are beloved by viewers who have made them appointment viewing in households across the country," DiSalvo said. "They are two of the most sought after shows by political advertisers, so our station partners will benefit from locking up these shows through the upcoming 2016 presidential election season." The new deal will take WHEEL OF FORTUNE through its 35th season and JEOPARDY! through its 34th season; the shows' hosts Alex Trebek, Pat Sajak and Vanna White have all renewed their deals through the 2017-2018 season.