The recent toxic workplace scandal that plagued The Ellen DeGeneres Show seemed to be a turn-off for viewers.
Ratings at Ellen’s premiere week in September have taken the plunge, down 38% compared to last year, according to Nielsen.
The sharp drop in viewership of the once popular show suggests that employee allegations of bullying and harassment from top producers and the songstress-like behavior of the 62-year-old host is pushing fans away.
Ship Jumping: The toxic workplace scandal that plagued the Ellen DeGeneres Show appears to have stalled for viewers and her premiere week ratings have plummeted 38%, according to Nielsen
Neilsen Media Research, the company that measures audience size, reported that for Eileen’s September 21 premiere, the average number of home reviews was 1.2+ on the same day – a 29% decrease from its 2019 premiere.
The show averaged about 1.7 million viewers this season, nearly 38% less than last year, before it came under accusations from current and former employees alike that it promoted a poor workplace.
During the first episode, Eileen takes up the scandal and apologizes to her viewers.
You might have heard, this summer there were allegations of a toxic work environment at our showroom and after that there was an investigation. I knew things happened here that were never supposed to happen, ”Eileen told viewers during her opening.
More: Neilsen Media Research, the company that measures audience size, reported that for Ellen’s September 21 premiere on September 21, the show averaged 1.2+ home ratings on the same day – a 29% drop from its premiere. For the year 2019
“I take this very seriously, and I want to say that I am very sorry for the people who have been affected,” she said. “I know that I am in a position of privilege and strength, and I realize that despite that comes the responsibility, and I take responsibility for what happens in my show.”
She added, “Being known as” be a nice lady “is a difficult situation you have to be in. The truth is, I am that person that you see on TV. I also do a lot of other things. Sometimes I get sad, get angry, feel anxious, feel frustrated, get impatient. And I’m working on all of that.
A record number of people watched her first episode since the scandal – her premiere was the highest rated since 2016 – but those viewers quickly turned back.
Curiosity: A record number of people were recorded in her first episode since the scandal for seeing her address the controversy making the episode the highest-rated premiere since 2016 – but those viewers quickly backed away from
Notably, according to Nielsen, daytime talk show viewership has dropped significantly across the board with few exceptions. Live With Kelly, Ryan, and Tamron Hall saw ratings spike slightly.
Over the summer, Eileen was doing damage control with both staff and fans to rehabilitate her damaged image of “Be Nice”.
She and her top producers were subjected to rampant accusations of workplace misconduct for the first time in July Buzzfeed News Article.
DISCONTINUED: The steep drop in viewership of the previously popular show suggests staff allegations about bullying and harassment from top producers and the songstress-like behavior of the 62-year-old host is driving fans away
The article revealed allegations made by a current employee and 10 former employees of Eileen’s talk show saying they experienced racism, fear and intimidation while working on the feature-length series and accusing the producers of bullying.
The show then faced additional charges about sexual misconduct in another BuzzFeed News article on July 30, in which dozens of men and women accused three executive producers of sexual harassment, misconduct, or assault.
The report sparked an internal investigation into Warner Media’s allegations and as a result of that investigation, these three executive producers, Ed Glavin, Kevin Lyman and Jonathan Norman, were abandoned.
During a virtual meeting with the staff, Eileen announced the shooting and apologized to the 200 people for the call.
Be kind? Over the summer, Eileen was practicing damage control with both staff and fans to rehabilitate her damaged image after dozens of employees said they experienced racism, fear and intimidation while working on the feature-length series and accused the producers of bullying.
It has also reportedly revealed that the offer will increase benefits for employees, including more time off and a better sick leave policy.
The source said the measures include “an increase in paid leave and a liberal medical leave policy” and that it does have the desired effect of raising morale.
During that call, my beloved, besieged An-Nahar, also addressed many of the other accusations leveled against her and other high-ranking officials on the show, including the rumor that no one is allowed to look her in the eyes.
‘Please talk to me. Look in my eyes, Eileen allegedly told the staff on the call, adding that she does not know where the “crazy” rumors came from.
Not true: During a previous call with the staff, my beleaguered daytime sweetheart denied the rumors that no one is allowed to look into her eyes