Bethenny Frankel's Talk Show Canceled

There will be no second season for Bethenny, Bethenny Frankel’s syndicated daytime talk show executive produced by Ellen DeGeneres. So far this season, Bethenny is averaging a 0.7 rating among women 25-54, tied at No. 11 among talk shows with this season’s other rookie, Sony Pictures Television’s Queen Latifah, NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution’s Jerry Springer and CBS Television Distribution’s The Doctors.
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Warner Bros. confirmed today that its Bethenny Frankel-hosted talk show Bethenny is not coming back for a second season. The syndicated spinoff of Warner Bros.’ Ellen debuted last September on launch group Fox TV Stations and stations owned by NBC Owned, Hearst , Post-Newsweek, Sinclair and others.

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“We are incredibly proud of the creativity, passion and professionalism Bethenny and her staff brought to daytime each and every day and look forward to finishing out the season with more great original episodes,” a Telepictures spokesperson said in a statement. “While we are disappointed not to be able to bring the series back for a second season, we remain convinced that she has a unique voice and that she will continue to be successful in the future.”

So far this season, Bethenny is averaging a 0.7 rating among women 25-54, tied at No. 11 among talk shows with this season’s other rookie, Sony Pictures Television’s Queen Latifah, NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution’s Jerry Springer and CBS Television Distribution’s The Doctors.

"I had a blast doing this show with Telepictures,” Frankel said in a statement. “My entire staff worked so hard and made every day so much fun. I am thankful for the experience and for all my fans who tuned in every day."

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PlasmaMan Nickname posted over 3 years ago
Who?
TVMN Nickname posted over 3 years ago
Exactly.
GetReal Nickname posted over 3 years ago
No! Not Bethenny! I guess being totally irrelevant isn't enough anymore.
Burt Ward posted over 3 years ago
A major donor to Obama and DP causes, her show did not reach across the key demographic that a show like her needed. Her demographic was needlepoint sharp and that NEVER gets the necessary viewers to keep you on air. It didn't help that she's a skeleton and a horrible role model for any female category. Basically it was a case of her being a bagillionaire and she bought herself the time on tv and then wasted the sponsors money in the process. To be fair, affiliates also hated Oprah because no matter what they put on behind her show, it fell into the canyon. They started asking her to retire in order to save their afternoon.
Insider Nickname posted over 3 years ago
I know of plenty of stations that were very happy with Oprah lead in to the News.
T Dog posted over 3 years ago
@Burt Ward Really? I thought she was a Republican.
FlashFlood Nickname posted over 3 years ago
Thank God and Greyhound she's gone!
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Overnights, adults 18-49 for September 26, 2016
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