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‘Ellen’ Scores Highest Rating of Final Season (TV News Roundup)

‘Ellen’ Scores Highest Rating of Final Season (TV News Roundup)

Ellen DeGeneres’ emotional goodbye to daytime ended her flagship talk show on a ratings high note.

The May 26 series finale of “Ellen” yielded a season high 1.8 rating among adults 18-49, according to live + same day Nielsen data. The number marks a 30 percent improvement from the ratings of the show at the same time last year, and a 64 percent improvement over ratings for the show from the week prior. The run of episodes that week garnered a 1.3 rating, up 18 from the week before.

“Ellen” had been steadily improving in ratings as the show reached its announced end date. Over a two week period prior to the show’s end date, the show’s rating rose by 44 percent and averaged a daily growth of 568,000 viewers in its audience. Its final ratings make it the third highest rated daytime talk show during the week, behind “Live with Kelly and Ryan” (1.6) and “Dr Phil

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