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Ellen notched its highest ratings for a season premiere since 2016, thanks to the host's highly anticipated apology monologue.

September 23, 2020

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Who says being mean doesn't pay? The New York Post reports that The Ellen DeGeneres Show notched its highest ratings for a season premiere since 2016 this week, thanks to the host's highly anticipated apology monologue. Ellen "ranked #1 in a lucrative ad demo: adults aged 25 to 54," the outlet notes, "with a 0.9 rating, an increase from last year’s 0.8." Ellen also bested all talk shows this week among 18-to-34-year-old female viewers. The question remains, however, if people will continue to watch this season, or if they just tuned in for the premiere to see how DeGeneres would address her summer of mean-girl and toxic-workplace scandal.