Note to all TV hosts: Ellen DeGeneres remains the one to beat!
The Daytime-Emmy-winner many times over scored a 3.0 in total households, compared to 2.4 households for last season's opener. Yeah, that's definitely news to dance about!
Even better was Ellen's dominance in the women 25-54 demo, scoring a 2.2 rating in the ever-important demo, a vast important over last season's 1.3 rating.
Ellen wasn't the only talk show doing work in the ratings: The premiere of Katie Couric's new talk show Katie, which featured Jessica Simpson talking about her post-baby weight loss, was the biggest daytime talk show premiere since Dr. Phil started in September 2002.