“Pickler & Ben,” daytime television’s newest “go-to” destination for the best in lifestyle and entertainment, launched nationally yesterday to impressive ratings. In Nashville, the first of its kind show provided a 42 percent ratings increase compared to the time slot’s former show, earning the #1 rating in the Nashville market and a higher rating than the second and third ranked stations in the time slot, combined. Preliminary ratings show “Pickler & Ben” had a 6.8 household rating, with “Live with Kelly and Ryan” bringing in a 3.6 rating and “The Today Show” showing a 2.8 rating. Additionally, “Pickler & Ben” was also the market’s highest-rated talk show (local, syndicated, or national).
Hosted by music star Kellie Pickler and Emmy-winning television personality Ben Aaron, the highly anticipated talk show airs in 38 local television markets across the country and nationally on CMT. The show features Kellie and Ben hosting segments with top celebrities, tastemakers and experts on everything from entertaining and home design to cooking, DIY and more. The is recorded in front of a live audience at a studio in one of America’s hottest cities – Nashville – on an expansive, modern farmhouse-style set.
“Pickler & Ben’s” live studio audience includes a mix of Nashville locals and out-of-towners seeking the best in entertainment. Nashville is one of the country’s fastest-growing cities, with nearly 100 people each day moving to the city made famous by country music, all-American food, Southern charm and world-class hospitality. Visit PicklerandBen.com to request tickets to the show.
“Pickler & Ben” is produced by Grammy Award-winning superstar Faith Hill; co-founder of Happy Street Entertainment, Lisa Erspamer; and president and CEO of Sandbox Entertainment Jason Owen; in partnership with The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP). Award-winning director, Joe Terry (“The Oprah Winfrey Show”) directs “Pickler & Ben.” Disney/ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution is distributing the show in national syndication.
To view clips of the show’s premiere episode, including a surprise by legendary icon Dolly Parton, a recipe by Oh Gussie author, Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman, and an amazing surprise living room make over for a deserving audience member, follow “Pickler & Ben” on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.