Ellen DeGeneres being outshined by other talk show hosts, and accusations in the workplace may be her downfall.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show once served as America’s go to talk show. The actress and talk show host, Ellen DeGeneres, once was a social media sensation. The Ellen DeGeneres Show consisted of celebrity appearances, hilarious segments, giving back to families, and highlighting young kids.
On Youtube and social media, Ellen DeGeneres was everywhere to be seen. On the other hand, Ellen Degeneres has lost her touch with her audience and even social media. In 2020, The Ellen DeGeneres Show viewership dropped by 1.1 million people in 2021. Instead of averaging 3 million viewers, only 1.5 million viewers bothered to watch the talk show host.
Even though Ellen is losing her viewership, many other celebrities are thriving with their talk shows. For example, Kelly Clarkson viewership averages 1.3 million daily.
Ratings truly began to slip for America’s go to talk show after workplace accusations. In 2020, over several people went public with their experience with Ellen. Many of Ellen DeGeneres’s former co-workers stated that the actress was rude and fearful at work. Many people also stated that producers on the talk show sexually harassed them. Since then, three producers were fired after an investigation.
In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Ellen DeGeneres stated that she wants something more challenging. “I just needed something to challenge me. As great as this show is, and as fun as it gets, it’s just not a challenge anymore.” Ellen DeGeneres’s contract ends with Warner Bros in 2022. She has publicly stated that she wanted to leave her talk show for many years.