USA Today wonders if Ellen DeGeneres is losing fans in wake of her summer scandal. "The syndicated daytime talk show averaged 1.66 million viewers for the week of Sept. 21, when she addressed the issues on air, down from 2.67 million for the opening week of Sept. 9, 2019, according to the first national Nielsen figures out Tuesday for same-day viewing," reports USA Today's Gary Levin. "And while it's true that many talk shows are down amid overall declines in broadcast television, Ellen had by far the sharpest drop. Among rivals, The Kelly Clarkson Show fell 19% from last year, Dr. Phil was off 18%, Wendy Williams dropped 24% and Dr. Oz was down 17% in early weeks of their seasons. But there were outliers, too: Live With Kelly and Ryan gained 2% over last year, averaging 2.57 million viewers; Tamron Hall was up 4% to 1.2 million (and renewed for a third season Tuesday); and Rachael Ray fell just 5%. "
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