The newly launched channel is expanding its primetime schedule with the former daytime TV star getting a new nightly show.
Kyle, who joined News UK last September as Drive Time host on TalkRadio, had already appeared on new prime time panel show The Talk as a surprise guest earlier this week, alongside Sharon Osbourne.
When it launches, his new show will join The News Desk with Tom Newton Dunn (7pm), Piers Morgan Uncensored (8pm) and The Talk (9pm) in the primetime segment of TalkTV later this year.
At the moment, TalkTV’s primetime schedule ends with Daisy McAndrew at 10pm (Mon-Thurs). Then at 11pm, there’s a re-run of Piers Morgan’s show at 11pm.
Until the show’s launch Jeremy will continue to host Drive Time, simulcast on TalkTV and TalkRadio, as well as guesting on The Talk. Since joining TalkRadio at Drive Time, Jeremy has driven 25% growth in reach on the quarter and 51% growth year-on-year, according to RAJAR analysis.
Jeremy Kyle said:
“I’ve absolutely loved going back to my radio roots these last seven months. It’s been a lot of hard work but a lot of fun too – interviewing everyone from Jacob Rees-Mogg to Eddie The Eagle Edwards but also speaking to listeners every day about the things that mean most to them. “The radio show has done really well but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want to host my own TV show too!”
Meanwhile, the channel boasted strong viewing figures for its first week. Over half a million viewers tuned in to watch Piers Morgan’s new show. Launch night saw the channel reach 809,000 viewers. TalkTV scored highly with viewers from the upmarket ABC1 demographic, making up 62% of viewers.