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Perhaps boosted by pre-Oscar chatter in advance of her hosting gig, Ellen DeGeneres’ daytime talkshow drew its largest audience ever last week.
In a Jan. 27-31 frame that saw the most popular daytime talkshows post impressive year-over-year gains, Nielsen estimates that “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” averaged a 3.3 household rating and 4.6 million viewers overall — both series bests for the show, which is now in its 11th season. It was up about 5% in viewership from the previous week and up 25% vs. the same week a year ago.
That put “Ellen” neck-and-neck with “Live With Kelly & Michael” (3.4 in households, 4.61 million) for second place among syndicated talkshows, with the latter up 25% from last year. They both lagged “Dr. Phil” (3.9 household rating, 5.36 million), which itself was up 27% vs. last year.
DeGeneres is set to host the Academy Awards on March 2. When she hosted previously, in 2007, the show averaged a big 14.1 rating/33 share in adults 18- »
- Rick Kissell
The Steve Harvey-hosted show, from producer FremantleMedia North America and distributor Debmar Mercury, hit another milestone the week ending Jan. 26, rising to Nielsen heights the show hasn’t seen in at least 25 years. It also edged out the venerable “Wheel” as the top syndicated gameshow in some key female demos.
According to Nielsen estimates, the nationally syndicated “Family Feud” averaged a 6.1 household rating — the first time the gameshow has surpassed the 6.0 ratings threshold and its highest number since the advent of Nielsen People Meters in 1988. It was up 7% week-to-week (5.7) and a big 20% vs. the comparable week a year ago (5.1). Overall, the show is up a monster 336% since Harvey became host in September 2010.
“Feud” was similarly up in total viewers, according to Nielsen, with its 9.235 million a 19% gain vs. a year ago (7.789 million). Among gameshows during the week, »
- Rick Kissell
See how your favorite celebs are braving the east coast chill — and what they’re wearing to bundle up!
Celebs may love to soak up the California sun, but every now and then, it’s nice to be reminded of how frigid the east coast can be — and stars visiting New York City this week got more than they bargained for! Bella Thorne and more of our favorite stars tweeted about their experiences during the latest snowstorm Jan. 21 and 22, which ranged from excited to horrified. Sounds about right!
Bella Thorne’s Love/Hate Relationship With The Snow
Bella was in the Big Apple for the U.S. Postal Service’s Love Stamp kick-off event, and she documented her entire snowy adventure on Twitter. When the snow began to fall on the morning of Jan. 21, Bella was thrilled:
It’s snowing outside!!! Yeeeeeee video creds @thetonyabrewer http://t.co/WJJ9bTLG17
— bella thorne (@bellathorne) January 21, 2014
- Andy Swift
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