Ellen DeGeneres is not slacking on her day job: Her eponymous talkshow recently earned its highest total viewer ratings since the show’s 2003 debut.
The syndicated daytime show averaged 4.4 mil viewers for week of
December 9, when guests included Jake Gyllenhaal, Lea Michele and Tom
Hanks. It was also in the middle of the show’s 12 Days of Giveaways
special that featured surprise gifts for the audience. A week after the ratings blitz, DeGeneres debuted her first Oscar promo trailer:
A video conceived and directed by Paul Feig that showed her and a crew
of backup dancers prancing through the Warner Bros. backlot to Fitz and
the Tantrums’ “The Walker.” The Oscars air March 2 on ABC.
Sidebar: Go Ellen.