Home business Ratings: Ellen DeGeneres Drives Numbers Up 20% with Giveaway Days as Summer...

Ellen DeGeneres is starting to show signs that her summer scandal is receding.

Ellen’s talk show was up 18% in total numbers and 20% in the key demo for the week of November 29th. “The Ellen Show” is paddling away from all the talk of toxic backstage behavior moving up to 1.3 million. That’s still 35% below its ratings a year ago, but at least things are improving. What’s helping? “12 Days Of Giveaways” seems to hit the spot. When you’re giving gifts to the audience, toxicity disappears!

Meanwhile, “Live with Kelly and Ryan” continues to be the number 1 talk show in syndication, beating “Dr. Phil.” Their pull is 1.9 million.

Drew Barrymore’s show, meantime, continues to scrape along with 500,000 average viewers a week.

And what are the real hits? “Judge Judy” is number 1 in the whole syndication market with 6 million daily viewers. And Judy’s spin off “Hot Bench” grows and grows with 1.8 million.

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