The Ellen DeGeneres Show has experienced a steep drop in its ratings after reports which came to light that the popular talk show host has furthered a toxic work environment. USA Today details that assessments for Ellen‘s opening week plunged 38% as compared to last year, with standard viewership decreasing from 2.67 million to 1.66 million.
After a time of shocking reporting about the on-set atmosphere at the broadcast talk show, Ellen DeGeneres resumed to the air on Monday, September 21 to talk about the same. The episode — in which she overtly expressed regret and took “responsibility for what happens on [her] show” — merited Ellen its peak season opening ratings since 2016 and secured a No. 1 ranking in the adults 25-54 demographic.
Ellen DeGeneres Show ratings
Although, viewers did not tune in for ensuing episodes that week. As per Nielsen’s national statistics for same-day screening, as stated by USA Today, Ellen’s viewership declined by nearly 1 million from its opening week in September 2019. This descent is symbolic of loss of an approximately 38% audience, an astounding number that denotes that DeGeneres’ on-set storm has steered viewership and people’s love away from the show.
USA Today asserts that though many daytime shows have seen decreased ratings in comparison to last year, Ellen‘s audience regression is by far the biggest. Among its daytime contenders, The Kelly Clarkson Show dropped 19% from last year, whereas Dr. Phil and Dr. Oz lost 18% and 17%, respectively. The Wendy Williams Show saw a somewhat bigger steep of 24%, but the show’s viewership custody is still more unswerving than Ellen‘s.
Ellen DeGeneres apologizes
In the apology she said, “As you may have heard, this summer there were allegations of a toxic work environment at our show and then there was an investigation. I learned that things happened here that never should have happened. I take that every seriously and I want to say I am so sorry to the people that were affected. I know that I am in a position of privilege and power and with that comes responsibility and I take responsibility for what happens at my show.”
Ellen Lee DeGeneres is famous as an American comedian, television host, actress, writer, and producer. She was the star in the comedy show Ellen from 1994 to 1998 and has been the host of her popular daytime TV talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, ever since 2003.