(January 4, 2016 – Burbank, CA) – Multiple Emmy Award-winning daytime talk show “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” has been renewed by the NBC Owned Television Stations in a deal with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution through summer 2020 (the 2019-20 television season), it was announced today by Valari Staab, President, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, and Ken Werner, President, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution.
The series, from Telepictures Productions, will continue to air on 10 of the NBC-owned stations, including WNBC (New York), KNBC (Los Angeles), WMAQ (Chicago), WCAU (Philadelphia), KXAS (Dallas-Fort Worth), KNTV (San Francisco Bay Area), WRC (Washington, D.C.), WTVJ (Miami-Fort Lauderdale), KNSD (San Diego) and WVIT (Connecticut).
“For more than a decade, ‘Ellen’ has anchored the daytime lineups of the NBC-owned stations, offering our viewers a great afternoon show, delivering a strong lead in for our early evening newscasts and helping to launch new hits,” said Staab. “We’re proud of our partnership with Ellen, her fabulous team and our friends at Warner Bros., and we are thrilled to extend our relationship with them.”
“There’s a very simple explanation as to why ‘Ellen’ is number one,” said Werner. “Day in and day out Ellen delivers the best show on television. Ellen and her team produce a completely unique and exciting hour, which is appointment television for viewers everywhere. We are thrilled to continue our 13-year partnership with the NBC Stations which delivers to their communities the entertainment and inspiration of ‘Ellen.’”
“Ellen” is the elite talk show choice, ranking as the #1 rated talk show across all overnight LPM markets for the 4th consecutive November sweep, while improving +7% over the prior year time period rating with Women 25-54 (1.6 rtg vs. 1.5 Nov 14 TP rtg). Additionally, “Ellen” continues to be the largest recruiter in the genre, delivering the biggest Women 25-54 rating gains over its lead-in for the 13thconsecutive sweep (since May 11 sweep).
Across the NBC stations, “Ellen” delivered ratings gains this November, up +8% over the prior year time period with Women 25-54 (1.4 rtg. vs. 1.3 Nov 14 TP rtg). In top market New York, “Ellen” more than doubled its “Steve Harvey” lead-in rating and delivered a 5 year time period high rating (1.5 rtg, strongest November sweep since Nov 2010).
“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” continues to be the daytime destination for laughter, generosity and fun, highlighting Ellen’s one-of-a-kind humor, warmth and generosity, and featuring the biggest stars from television, film, music and more. The show has now earned an impressive total of 55 Daytime Emmy Awards. Ellen has become the place for today’s topical stories and a stage for the most viral sensations from around the world. “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” premiered on September 8, 2003 and was the highest-rated freshman syndicated show of the 2003-2004 season.
Originating from Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” is produced by A Very Good Production and WAD Productions, Inc. in association with Telepictures, an industry-leading and Emmy Award–winning producer of syndicated programming, and is distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. Ellen DeGeneres, Mary Connelly, Ed Glavin, Andy Lassner and Kevin Leman serve as executive producers. <
Ratings Source: NSI WRAP Overnights, Live +SD, Weighted Market Average, ¼ hour lead-in, Nov 15=10/29-11/25/15.