"The Ellen DeGeneres Show” has been renewed by the NBC Owned Television Stations as well as some 179 stations representing more than 96% of the country through the 2016-17 season, it was announced today by Ken Werner, President, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution and Valari Staab, President, NBC Owned Television Stations.
The series will continue to air on the 10 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).
Nationally, “Ellen” is the number-one syndicated talk show (tied with “Dr. Phil”) for the 2012-13 season among Women 25-54. In a season when talk ratings have been challenged, “Ellen’s” ratings continue to grow, with a national rating increase of +13% year to year. It is only one of three returning talk shows growing Women 25-54 audience over the prior year. In addition, “Ellen” is delivering its biggest audience (Viewer 2+ 000s) ever and strongest Women and Adult 25-54 rating since 2005-06 season.
“Ellen is quite simply the best,” said Werner. “Day in and day out she and her team produce a unique and compelling hour of entertainment which is appointment television for legions of women. We are absolutely thrilled that NBC, Ellen, Warner Bros. and all of our station partners will be continuing our successful relationship for years to come.”
“‘Ellen’ is ‘the crown jewel’ of the NBC Owned Television Stations’ daytime lineup. In fact, ‘Ellen’ is the top choice for women 25-54 in her time period in seven of our markets, including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, this season,” said Staab. “We are proud and thrilled to extend our relationship with Ellen DeGeneres, all the great people working on her show and our friends at Warner Bros.”
“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” premiered on September 8, 2003 and was the highest-rated freshman syndicated show of the 2003-2004 season. Source: NBC