Additionally, the episode pulled up an un-boo-lieveable first place finish in its time period in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago and was also strong on key NBC O&Os (delivering a 1.8/12 W25-54 rating/share), which is the strongest NBC O&O rating since the season debut on 9/8/15 (also a 1.8 rating) and lifting +50% over the prior year Halloween episode.
With guests including Josh Duhamel, Ariana Grande, Noah Ritter, and a performance by Stephen “tWitch” Boss & “So You Think You Can Dance” All Stars, Comfort Fedoke and Joshua Allen, Ellen’s Halloween show hit season highs with W25-54 in many of the Top 25 local markets. Local markets hitting season high ratings include San Francisco (2.0 rtg), Boston (3.7 rtg), Minneapolis (4.5 rtg), Denver (3.4 rtg) Cleveland (3.0 rtg) and Pittsburgh (3.5 rtg).
About “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”:
“The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” now in its 13th season, 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 and Andy Lassner serve as executive producers.