Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution continues to lock up early fringe renewals for “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
The company announced that it has cleared the series in more than 99% of the country for the 2011-12 season, with sales to traditional affiliated stations (ABC, CBS and NBC affiliates) representing 95% of the country.
“We are extremely gratified by the overwhelming response to Ellen and her show that we have received in the marketplace,” said Ken Werner, president, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. “Stations and viewers alike have identified ‘Ellen’ as a unique and compelling program that is poised to become the dominant early fringe talk franchise for women for years to come.”
Werner also announced that “Ellen” has been cleared in early fringe time periods for 2011–12 in 18 of the top 20 markets, 45 of the top 50 and 88 of the top 100.
The company said it has already renewed the show in more than 85% of the country for the 2012–2013 season and in more than 77% of the U.S. for 2013–2014.