Ellen DeGeneres really has a serious problem now. Maybe that’s why she keeps knocking over $ 40 million homes.
For the week of April 4, Ellen’s afternoon talk show hit an all-time low – just 800,000 viewers on average for those five days. That’s an 11% drop from the previous week and around 300,000 viewers since the start of the season.
In contrast, “Live with Kelly and Ryan,” which airs earlier today, averages 1.8 million. Ellen is now beaten by shoddy shows like Wendy Williams and Maury Povich.
At the same time, his weekly nighttime NBC show, “Game of Games,” has lost half of its audience this season, falling to around 1.5 million viewers per week.
Much of this can be attributed to reports of behind-the-scenes chaos and a toxic work environment, with laid-off producers and celebrities complaining about their treatment.
A portion can be attributed to a low overall audience for the shows subscribed to in the last two weeks. Constant interruptions for newsletters and hearings, press conferences, etc. are a big deal for afternoon shows.
Still, Ellen continues to attract A-List stars. But they have less and less to promote due to the pandemic reducing movie releases etc. All of this does not bode well ahead of the May sweep.
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