Dr. Phil on OWN - About the Show
Originally launched in the fall of 2002 to the highest ratings of any new syndicated show since the premiere of The Oprah Winfrey Show 16 years prior, Dr. Phil is enjoyed by millions of viewers across the nation and consistently ranks as the #1 daytime talk show among all first-run syndicated strips. Additionally, Dr. Phil is licensed to nearly 50 territories and countries worldwide and is contracted for production through the year 2020.
Dr. McGraw's success stems from his signature "get real" approach to helping his guests solve their problems, stripping through their emotional clutter, helping them to get down to the bare bones of their issues and giving them the challenge they need to move ahead. Dr. McGraw champions those who suffer from such silent epidemics as domestic violence, child abuse, depression, racism, substance abuse and other health issues that are prevalent in society, but go largely undiscussed by their victims.
Over the course of more than 2,500 shows, Dr. McGraw has welcomed nearly 18,000 guests, received letters from over five million viewers asking for help, made available $28 million in guest support services, referred 73,000 hours of therapy from a network of over 500 psychotherapists and, ultimately, impacted countless lives across the U.S. and worldwide. Dr. McGraw is the author of nine #1 New York Times bestsellers, published in 39 languages, with over 33 million copies in print.
Dr. Phil is produced by Peteski Productions in association with CBS Television Distribution, which also distributes the show. Carla Pennington and Dr. Phillip C. McGraw are the executive producers.