‘Pickler & Ben’ Debuts To Solid Ratings

Kellie Pickler and Ben Aaron. Photo: George Burns Jr.

New lifestyle and entertainment daytime television show Pickler & Ben, which features hosts Kellie Pickler and Ben Aaron, launched with solid ratings yesterday (Sept. 18). The show provided a 42 percent ratings increase compared to the time slot’s former show, earning the No. 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.

Pickler & Ben 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 show is recorded in front of a live audience on a modern farmhouse-style set in Nashville.

Pickler & Ben is produced by Faith Hill, Happy Street Entertainment co-founder Lisa Erspamer, and Sandbox Entertainment president/CEO Jason Owen, in partnership with the E.W. Scripps Company. Joe Terry directs Pickler & Ben. Disney/ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution is distributing the show in national syndication.




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