‘The Drew Barrymore Show’ Ratings Up 60% Over Last Year After Format Change

The syndicated talk show was split into two half-hour segments for the 2022-23 season

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Drew Barrymore and guest Camila Cabello on "The Drew Barrymore Show" (CBS Media Ventures)

The move to cut “The Drew Barrymore Show” from an hourlong format to two half-hour segments has paid off for the syndicated talk show, which saw a 60% boost in ratings from this time last year, according to NNTV’s Tuesday ratings report.

The daytime talk show that debuted in September 2020 saw the sharpest annual increase of any syndicated show, with a live plus same day national Nielsen rating of 0.8 for the week ending Oct. 9.

Barrymore has also seen an enviable line-up of guests this season, including George Clooney (who directed her in 2002’s “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind”) and Grammy-winning “The Voice” coach Camila Cabello.

New talk shows from Sherri Shepherd, Jennifer Hudson and Karamo Brown held their own, with “Sherri” at 0.7, “The Jennifer Hudson Show,” at 0.6 and “Karamo” at 0.3, in line with their previous ratings this season.

“Live with Kelly and Ryan” (1.5, down 6%) was the No. 1 talk show for the 20th week in a row, including ties, averaging more than 2.2-million daily viewers, while Dr Phil (1.3, down 7%) landed in second place.

“The Kelly Clarkson Show” (0.9, steady), was in third, scoring a season high in its key demo of women age 25 – 54.