Katie Couric, who joins the ranks of Those Who Would Replace Oprah this fall, got reasonably good news from ABC, which formally announced this Monday that her syndicated show has been picked up by enough stations to cover 93 percent of the U.S. TV population.
One hundred percent is the optimum, but the show will probably get that number by the spring if not sooner. (Advertisers pretty much require universal coverage.)
How good is this pace for "Katie?" ABC calls it "truly remarkable" in a release but that may be a bit of an overstatement. Still, it's quite good.
This show, by the way, poses some concern for soap fans, who fear it may end up replacing "General Hospital." No word, however, on exactly what time it will air on WABC/7 this spring.