Just a week in to Season 2, NBC has renewed top-rated alternative series Ellen’s Game of Games for a third season. No word yet on the number of episodes.
The renewal for the Ellen DeGeneres-hosted game show comes amid strong ratings. Ellen’s Game of Games returned to the NBC schedule on Tuesday, Jan. 8 as the night’s No. 1 entertainment program in the key adult 18-49 demo. Its 1.5 rating won the 8 PM ET hour over CBS’ NCIS and ABC’s comedy duo of The Conners and The Kids Are Alright. In L+3, the premiere grew by 18% in 18-49 to 1.80 and +821,000 viewers overall to 7.4 million. This week’s telecast increased its timeslot lead while growing by 13% week to week in 18-49 to a 1.7 rating.
The series also ranked as the #1 new alternative show of the 2017-18 season in 18-49 and total viewers.
“We are delighted that America has wholeheartedly embraced this wildly entertaining and unpredictable show,” said Meredith Ahr, President, Alternative and Reality Group, NBC Entertainment. “Ellen’s signature humor, coupled with the clever twists she and the producers bring to each hilarious moment, puts ‘Game of Games’ in a league of its own. We can’t wait to get started on season three.”
DeGeneres serves as host and executive producer of the hilarious one-hour game show, which includes supersized versions of the most popular games from her award-winning daytime talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Ellen’s Game of Games is produced by Warner Horizon Unscripted and Alternative Television in association with Telepictures and A Very Good Production. DeGeneres, Kevin A. Leman II, Mary Connelly, Ed Glavin, Andy Lassner, Jeff Kleeman and Derek Westervelt executive produce along with David A. Hurwitz.
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