Ellen DeGeneres’ Ratings Woes Extend Beyond Daytime

Tuesday premiere for NBC primetime series “Ellen’s Game of Games” declined 30% from the previous season

Ellen’s ratings are in trouble, and we’re not just talking about her daytime talk show, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”

Tuesday’s fourth season premiere of the comic’s primetime NBC series, “Ellen’s Game of Games,” got a 0.7 rating among adults 18-49, according to preliminary Nielsen numbers, a 30% drop from from the Season 3 premiere back on Jan. 7, 2020. The show also slipped 16% in total audience, to an average 3.6 million viewers. (“Ellen’s Game of Games” did not air episodes in fall 2019, so this is the only comparison we have. It’s also important to note that last night’s episode of Ellen’s primetime show went up against Game 4 of the NBA Finals on ABC.)

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Tony Maglio

Tony Maglio

TV Editor • tony.maglio@thewrap.com • Twitter: @tonymaglio