syn·​di·​ca·​tion | \ ˌsin-də-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce syndication (audio) \

Definition of syndication

1 : an act or instance of forming a syndicate or bringing something under the control of a syndicate real estate syndication
2a : the act of selling something (such as a newspaper column or television series) for publication or broadcast to multiple newspapers, periodicals, websites, stations, etc. the syndication of news articles and video footage
b : the state of being syndicated to multiple newspapers, periodicals, websites, stations, etc. a popular TV show that has made millions in syndication

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British outlet The Express reports that the five main actors could make up to $2.5 million per episode, which includes bonuses due to syndication and re-runs, per The Telegraph. Alexis Jones, Harper's BAZAAR, "Game of Thrones Stars Could Be Making Millions Per Episode in the Final Season," 2 Apr. 2019 Syndication Variety reported in 1993 that Roseanne reigned that year as the No.1 show in new syndication with $1 million per syndicated episode. Eileen Reslen, Good Housekeeping, "What Is Roseanne Barr's Net Worth?," 29 May 2018 Live with Kelly and Ryan airs weekday mornings in national syndication (check local listings for time and station). Dave Quinn,, "Kim Kardashian Says She’s ‘Always Rooting’ for Khloé and Tristan — Even Though He Blocked Her," 10 May 2018 Still remaining on the bubble is Warners' Batman prequel Gotham, which sources say could return for an abbreviated 13-episode run in order to reach the 100-episode threshold needed for syndication. Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Lethal Weapon': Seann William Scott Replaces Clayne Crawford for Newly Ordered Season 3," 13 May 2018 Those were the ones that were put in syndication from the ‘50s to today. Stephanie Nolasco, Fox News, "Jackie Gleason 'embraced' lasting success on 'The Honeymooners,' never regretted playing Ralph Kramden," 6 Sep. 2018 These earnings from film and TV also don't take into account residuals—the money that actors and other creatives are paid for reruns, syndication, and home entertainment releases. Emma Dibdin, Country Living, "Tim Allen’s Salary Per Episode of ‘Last Man Standing’ Will Make Your Jaw Drop," 21 Sep. 2018 After the series became more popular in Season 2, Harper asked for a raise and a bigger cut of the show’s syndication revenue. Kate Stanhope,, "'Roseanne' minus Roseanne? Nine other shows that soldiered on without their star," 7 June 2018 The beloved '90s show has been on near constant syndication rotation since leaving NBC in 1993. John Boyd, Houston Chronicle, "'Saved By the Bell' cast then & now: 25 years since the final original NBC episode aired," 4 June 2018

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First Known Use of syndication

1874, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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