The Ellen DeGeneres Show was renewed through 2017, providing fans of the show at least three more years of the comedienne’s jokes.
The announcement was made by Kevin Werner president of Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution and Valari Stabb, President of NBC Owned Television Stations, on Monday.
In his statement about Ellen’s show being renewed, Werner added, “Ellen is quite simply the best. 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.”
The Ellen DeGeneres Show has been on the air for 10 years, and likely will be on for several more. Throughout the show’s running it has earned 38 Daytime Emmy Awards — an impressive feat. Ellen has also won 13 People’s Choice Awards and four Teen Choice Awards.
Ellen DeGeneres was also honored last October with the 15th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. She is currently tied nationally with Dr. Phil for the number one syndicated talk show so far this season among the key women 25-54 demographic.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show being renewed is also huge, since it has been a poor year for daytime television. Ricki Lake and Jeff Probst have already seen their talk shows cancelled. Even Anderson Cooper’s Anderson Live won’t live past its second season.
But despite the rocky times, it appears that everyone still loves to watch Ellen. Stabb added of the show:
“Ellen is the crown jewel of the NBC Owned Television Stations daytime lineup. 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.”
Year-over-year, Ellen’s show is up 13 percent on viewers. It pulls in about 3.2 million viewers on average and this year is the most-watched season since 2005-2006. While Ellen’s next three years are set in stone, it is not yet clear how long the talk show host and comedienne will continue the show.
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