Why Was Katie Couric's Daytime Show Cancelled?

Why Was Katie Couric's Daytime Show Cancelled?

Katie Couric's syndicated daytime show "Katie" was cancelled after two seasons due to poor ratings. Couric's talk show also cost as much as $40 million per year. At the time of cancellation, the show was struggling with its identity since Couric wanted it to have a more journalistic approach.

"Katie" received strong ratings in the beginning of its run, but the number of viewers slipped during the first season. Disney/ABC announced the show's end in December 2013, and production continued until June 2014. In 2014, Couric closed a deal with Yahoo to report daily news online in an attempt to revive her journalism career.