Ellen DeGeneres Show Is Losing 1 Million Viewers Amid Workplace Scandal

Ellen DeGeneres used the Tuesday’s show to reveal a health update on her wife, Portia de Rossi, after an emergency appendectomy. Meanwhile, DeGeneres’s show is struggling after having seen a huge ratings plummet – more than 1 million viewers in its 18th season.

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According to a research firm, Nielsen, the program has averaged 1.5 million viewers. That figure is down from 2.6 million viewers during the same time last year. This happened when DeGeneres returned to air with an apology after the show’s scandal led to an investigation and dismissals.

The Ellen DeGeneres Show has had a steeper decline than any of its competitors. Ideally, the show competes with Live: With Kelly and Ryan which has 2.7 million viewers, however, it is now closer to shows hosted by Kelly Clarkson with 1.3 million viewers and Tamron Hall with 1.1 million viewers.

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In the entertainment business, a loss of ratings means a loss of revenue. From its September to January of the 2019 – 2020 season, The Ellen DeGeneres Show raked in $131 million from advertisers, according to the research firm Kantar. For the same time frame for its 2020 – 2021 season, the show was only able to bring in $105 million which is $26 million less from the previous record.

People are speculating over how things will turn out for the show host, whose brand image is to “Be Kind”, after her show employees stated that they experienced “racism, fear and intimidation” on the production set.

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Moreover, there were speculations in December that Ellen was having trouble booking guests, it hasn’t stopped A-listers like Jennifer Garner, Michelle Obama, Justin Bieber, Kris Jenner, and Demi Lovato from guesting this season.

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