Wendy Williams Show Back for New Season in 1st Place

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The Wendy Williams Show is back for a brand new season--its sixth--and has earned the coveted top spot in the daytime talk show demographic of women in the ages 25 to 54 bracket. Way to go, Wendy. That's quite an honor, seeing as how she beat out shows like Ellen, Dr. Phil, and Live! With Kelly and Michael. Madam Noire reports the show has seen a fifty percent increase in ratings since season five.

The Wendy Williams Show distributors, Mort Marcu and Ira Bernstein--also co-presidents of Debmar-Mercury--issued a statement to the media regarding the show's success.

“This is an amazing accomplishment. To have the No. 1 show in the category most important to advertisers, a record-setting household performance and phenomenal year-to-year growth is astounding. It is a lasting testament to Wendy, their fantastic team and the many stations across the country that have believed so strongly in Wendy. We couldn’t be more thrilled," the statement read.

App.com says of Wendy Williams, "She keeps her fingers on the pulse of celebs, from the Kardashians to Chris Brown. Last October, she said she’d eat crow if Kim Kardashian and Kanye West actually got married and stayed together longer than the 72 days Kardashian was previously wed to basketball player Kris Humphries."

“I am a woman of my word,” said Williams during a conference call with the press last week. “I stopped at a red light. I was driving the other day and looked to my left and saw a crow crossing the street. I said, ‘Oh my gosh, they are so small. They have very little meat.’"

In recent days the Wendy Williams Show has hyped viewers--and the press--by Wendy's revelation that she has been treated in the past by the same doctor who performed the throat procedure on Joan Rivers--the one that ultimately cost the comedienne her life. Williams saw the doctor last summer.

Wendy Williams assured her fans that Gwen Korovin--the doctor in the Joan Rivers case--didn't have to operate on her.

"Thank god!" she added.

Even more interesting, however, is this.

"She doesn't take insurance! Believe me, I gagged about that. Fortunately, because I went to see her on TV time, TV paid for it. Although, that special was a Wendy Williams production so somehow, I paid for it!" the talk show host said.

Are you a fan of the Wendy Williams Show? Does it surprise you that she has beat out Ellen DeGeneres, Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan, and Dr. Oz for the daytime women's 25 to 54-year-old age bracket?

Best wishes to Wendy Williams as she embarks on what will no doubt be a highly successful sixth season of her show.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.