Keeping it in production through at least the 2023-2024 television season, “The Drew Barrymore Show” will be back for a fourth season on CBS Stations, it was announced Tuesday by Steve LoCascio, President of CBS Media Ventures, which produces and distributes the show.
“This season, ‘The Drew Barrymore Show’ debuted a new reimagined half-hour format, which has been an undeniable success,” LoCascio said. “Ratings have grown 70% year to year, and creatively, the show is better than ever. Drew makes news every day with her insightful celebrity interviews and welcoming style. Nobody does it better. We’re thrilled to have her in the CBS family.”
Starting with the show’s third season, “The Drew Barrymore Show” is produced as a one-hour talk show split into two half-hour episodes with one of the episodes airing at 9:30 a.m. slot following local newscasts on CBS Stations that choose to air their own half-hour local newscast at 9:00 a.m. The scheduling change gives CBS Stations the flexibility to air both half hours of the talk show on its duopoly stations in markets where the company owns two stations (ie. CBS-owned WCBS and WLNY in New York).
“It’s gratifying to see ‘The Drew Barrymore Show’ continue to grow creatively and attract larger audiences,” said Wendy McMahon, President and Co-Head, CBS News and Stations. “The new format is working out great for stations, the show and CBS Media Ventures. It makes us very happy that our viewers will be able to continue to enjoy the humor, heart and humanity that Drew, Ross and their colleagues put into each and every episode.”
Anchored by the CBS stations in major markets, including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, the daytime talk show is daytime TV’s fastest-growing show this season, as well as the fastest-growing daily show in all of syndication.
Season to date, “Drew” is up +70% among total viewers (1.21 million), adding nearly half a million viewers year to year. It ranks as syndication’s #4 talk show. The series had its highest-rated week ever in December with a 0.9 HH rating (week of 12/12). This season, “Drew” has shown steady year-to-year ratings growth on CBS Stations, including in New York (+4%), Chicago (+6%) and Philadelphia (+35%).
Recently crowned “America’s Favorite Talk Show Host” by Morning Consult Survey and named one of TikTok’s Breakthrough Creators of the Year in 2022 for her digital prowess, Drew Barrymore has welcomed big-name guests this season including the first joint sitdown in daytime TV with President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, George Clooney, Kate Hudson, Adam Sandler, Michelle Obama, Katy Perry, Cameron Diaz, Tyler Perry and Susan Sarandon.
Produced and distributed by CBS Media Ventures and shot in New York City, host Drew Barrymore shares her undeniably relatable point of view on the show while celebrating every part of humanity along the way. Join Drew and her Drew’s News co-host Ross Mathews daily as they break down the most surprising and compelling stories from pop culture to human interest stories and beyond. Drew Barrymore, Jason Kurtz and Marianne Schaberg are executive producers.