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Ellen DeGeneres' daytime talk show achieves its all-time highest ratings

Oscar host more popular than ever after more than 10 years in the air
Ellen DeGeneres via Twitter

Ellen DeGeneres finds herself more popular than ever 17 years after publicly coming out as a lesbian.

The Ellen DeGeneres Show, a syndicated daytime talk show the funny lady has hosted since 2003, was watched by more viewers last week than at any time in its history.

The show average nearly 4.6 million viewers for the week of 3 February - its highest number to date.

According to The Wrap, the ratings were up an impressive 6% from a week earlier.

The people who are watching the show include some very desirable demographics to advertisers: It ranks first with women ages 18-49, women and men ages 25-54.

The ratings surge comes ahead of DeGeneres hosting the Academy Awards on 2 March.

The show has won more than 30 Daytime Emmys and been renewed through 2017, which would extend the show through its 14th season.

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