Syndicated talk show easily grabs best ratings in show's 11-year history
Ellen DeGeneres is having a big week.
Not only did DeGeneres host the Oscars on Sunday night, but her daytime talk show, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” handily broke its own ratings record with Monday's post-Oscars episode.
The Monday installment of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” averaged a 4.8 household rating/11 share in the overnight markets, the show's highest rating in its 11-year history.
The show's previous high was a 3.8 rating, which it achieved in January 2004.
In the women 18-49 and women 25-54 demographics, Monday's “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” scored a 2.1/11 and 2.7/13, respectively.
Monday's episode featured guest appearances by Oscar winners Cate Blanchett, Lupita Nyong'o and Jared Leto, as well as Edgar Martirosyan, who delivered pizzas to the rich and famous during a particularly memorable segment of the awards ceremony.
According to revised numbers released Tuesday, Sunday night's Oscars drew 43.7 million total viewers — the ceremony's highest total viewership since 2000.