Some people are saying the ratings for Monday’s premiere of “The Ellen Degeneres Show” are proof that the recently dragged host can survive, even thrive, among a ton of bad press. But I think most people tuned in just to see her squirm.
The show posted an overnight Nielsen household rating of 1.9 — steady with the overall ratings for the fall 2019 premiere — but it ranked No. 1 in a lucrative ad demo: adults aged 25 to 54, with a 0.9 rating, an increase from last year’s 0.8.
But even more impressive: “Ellen” also topped all talk shows in what’s arguably the most-coveted ad demo: Female viewers ages 18 to 34, earning a 0.6, and nailing ages 18 to 49 with a 0.8. The program tied with “The View” at 1.1 for women viewers ages 25 to 54.
While I’m sure there are still millions of loyal fans out there, many of us are feeling like the comedian just may need to be taken down a peg or two to reality.
Ellen addressed the rumors of a toxic environment at the top of the show, stating; “As you may have heard this summer, there were allegations of a toxic work environment at our show and then there was an investigation. I learned that things happened here that never should’ve happened. I take that very seriously, and I want to say I’m so sorry to the people who were affected.”