On Air with Ryan Seacrest (TV series)

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On Air with Ryan Seacrest
Created by Ryan Seacrest
Developed by Bob McKinnon
John Stewart
Starring Ryan Seacrest
Country of origin United States
Running time 60 minutes
Original network First-run syndication
Original release January 12 (2004-01-12) – September 17, 2004 (2004-09-17)

On Air with Ryan Seacrest was an American syndicated television talk show, which ran from January 12, 2004 through September 17, 2004. It was distributed in the United States and Canada by Twentieth Television.

Series background[edit]

The show was broadcast live from a studio in the Hollywood and Highland complex in Hollywood and featured a background view of the street scene below. The title came from his morning radio show of the same name, which also debuted in 2004 and later went nationwide as a daily syndicated radio series in 2008. It was recorded live at Noon pacific time, and aired at Noon on KCOP-TV, Los Angeles' UPN affiliate & there was an encore that aired at 5:00pm on KTTV, Los Angeles' Fox affiliate

On Air struggled in the ratings throughout its short run. It featured well-known guests, and capitalized upon the fact that host Ryan Seacrest concurrently hosted American Idol by featuring contestants who had been eliminated from the popular talent program the night before. It was mainly crippled by the fact that it was launched in midseason, a rare occurrence for a syndicated program. During the Summer of 2004, On Air with Ryan Seacrest launched a mass advertising campaign to attract viewers, but it had little effect. By August 2004, 65% of television broadcasters that had purchased On Air had removed the show from their schedules, and production of the series ended on September 17, 2004.

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