Drew Barrymore Talk Show Renewed Despite Low Ratings: CBS Media Ventures Won’t Give Up
The people at CBS Media Ventures are certainly tenacious. They won’t cancel “Drew Barrymore.”
Believe it or not, the low rated talk show has been renewed for a third season. It averages 500,000 viewers per showing, or a third of competitor, “Live with Kelly and Ryan.”
But CBS owns the show, and has it on their stations. And they don’t have anything to replace it with. So “Drew” goes on.
“Drew” will be produced differently, however, for season 3. It will come to stations as two half-hour episodes that can run back-to-back or be split up to air in separate time periods. That may knock it out of the 9-10am spot it’s been sitting on at WCBS in New York.
The station groups signed on for 2022-23 are a motley lot: Sinclair, Nexstar, Gray, Scripps, Tegna and Weigel.