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Thread: Rachel Ray's talk show getting the axe!

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    RACHAEL Ray may find herself with some extra time on her hands.

    Insiders say the demanding TV cook's syndicated daytime show, "Rachael Ray," carried here on WABC/Channel 7, will be getting the ax at the end of her contract.

    An impeccable TV source told Page Six, "They are seriously talking about taking her off the air."

    The problem is Ray's ratings. When she debuted two years ago, she had a meager 2.5 rating, which her syndicator, King World, nonetheless trumpeted as "The biggest syndicated debut since 'Dr. Phil.' " In fact, one insider said, "They had hoped for more. 'Dr. Phil' beats 'Oprah' and gets like a 5.0 rating - and Rachael's set is very expensive and elaborate; his is just chairs."

    A rep for Ray fumed that she's not alone in her falling numbers: Oprah, who discovered the bubbly chef, was down 15 percent from February 2007 as were "Live with Regis and Kelly," "The Tyra Banks Show" and "The Martha Stewart Show."

    In 2007, Ray's syndicated show averaged a 2.2 Nielsen rating and has already dipped to 2.0 this year. An insider said, "Anything below a 2.0 is asking for trouble."

    Another bad indicator is that in 2007, the average age of a daytime "Rachael Ray" viewer was 53.4, with only 776,000 women between ages 18 and 49 (the show's target demo) tuning in. In 2008, both numbers have taken a turn for the worse. The average-age viewer today is 55.1, with only 688,000 women between ages 18 and 49 tuning in.

    A rep for Ray pointed out that the average age for Winfrey's viewers is 54.6, and said, "Our show is renewed through 2010 - so canceling is not an option."

    If Ray is axed, a possible replacement is already in the works: King World is producing a chat show for Marie Osmond, which would be ready by 2010.

    But even if Ray loses the syndicated gig, the perky on-air personality still has her Food Network shows, "30 Minutes a Day" and "Rachael Ray's Tasty Travels" along with her magazine, Every Day With Rachael Ray.

    TROUBLE COOKING FOR RAY SHOW - New York Post



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    Who gives a crap.
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    How did Oprah "discover" Ray when in fact she was already on television and had books out years before going on the show? Anyhow who really watches talk shows anyways, they are a dime a dozen.

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    Hopefully it does get canceled.
    She is so annoying!

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    Well let's hope this isn't hearsay. She is an annoying pig faced uber-douche.
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    You forgot a shitty cook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by celeb_2006 View Post
    How did Oprah "discover" Ray when in fact she was already on television and had books out years before going on the show? Anyhow who really watches talk shows anyways, they are a dime a dozen.
    The same way C. Columbus 'discovered' America...when thousands of people were already living there.
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    Axe 30 Minute Meals next and eradicate the cooking menace.
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    Oprah discovering someone is the kiss of death. Dr Oz is next
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    I'm a perky person. I love perky people. so why does Rachel Ray bug the crap out of me?

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    ^^Because she's as phony as hell? lol

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    Good, the show was so lame!
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    about damn time. i think i have watched it twice and i can not remember what was going on.

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    yeah well ya'll don't have your husband ti-voing all her cooking shows. "it's that yummo!' "add some EVOO" how many times can you say EVOO in 30 minutes

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    She can go back to living in trees and storing nuts for the winter.

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