Long-term deal covers 10 largest NBC station markets.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show has been renewed for three years by the NBC owned and operated television stations in 10 top television markets, including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.
In addition to New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, the three-time Daytime Emmy Award winner for outstanding talk show has also been renewed in Philadelphia, San Francisco, Dallas, Washington, Miami, San Diego and Hartford, Conn., through the 2009-10 season.
Reaching more than 13 million viewers each week, Ellen has increased its audience in each of its three seasons on the air. Among women 18-49, the series has grown from a 1.1 (during the 2003-04 season) to a 1.3 (during the 2004-05 season) to a 1.5 (during the 2005-06 season), while among women 25-54 the series has grown from a 1.2 to a 1.4 to a 1.7.