Ellen DeGeneres, 62, is struggling to hold on to her fan base following troubling accusations over her behavior. With just one more year left on her existing deal, the multi-millionaire host will enter talks about “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” next month.
Her ratings have slipped by 8 percent, according to official stats, and “The Kelly Clarkson Show” — which airs after “Ellen” in most syndication markets — could well take the “Ellen” show’s 3 p.m. slot if it comes to an end, TV insiders are musing.
Ellen DeGeneres came under fire for her behavior behind the scenes last summer — and producers were forced to leave amid reports about their workplace conduct. Pop star Kelly Clarkson, 38, has her own show.
It became the most-watched new daytime talk show in seven years, winning three Daytime Emmys last year, including one for Kelly Clarkson as best entertainment talk show host. Last month, “The Kelly Clarkson Show” hit a season high — and matched Ellen DeGeneres’ numbers for the first time.
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