It was a good week to be the queen.
Queen Latifah's new talk show averaged 1.8 million viewers an episode during its premiere week, according to Nielsen ratings data.
The hour-long talk and variety show, which debuted on Sept. 16, got off to a solid start. However, it has not delivered blockbuster ratings that some had hoped for.
Two more established talk shows attracted larger audiences during the week of Sept. 16. "Katie" with
Advertisers also want to be associated with Queen Latifah, as she is one of the most admired celebrities in daytime, according to a recent Q Score survey.
Sony Pictures Television produces and distributes the show, which is shot before a live studio audience on the Sony lot in Culver City.
Queen Latifah's ratings throttled that of another new freshman talk show, "Bethenny," which features
During her first week, Queen Latifah interviewed
[For the record: An earlier version of this story stated the show's ratings did not achieve some expectations, including within Sony Pictures Television. A Sony spokeswoman said the studio has not been disappointed with the show's early performance.]
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