More High Energy Games and Big Fun as ‘Ellen’s Game of Games’ is Renewed for Second Season

Fresh off its stellar debut, NBC has ordered a 13-episode second season of its new hit alternative series “Ellen’s Game of Games.” Every episode features DeGeneres’ one-of-a-kind comedy and irrepressible personality, along with a unique roster of games, such as “Blindfolded Musical Chairs,” “Dizzy Dash” and “Scary Go Round.” The thrill of the pressure cooker situations and the instant wins keeps audiences on the edge of their seats.

The Jan. 2 regular-slot premiere of “Ellen’s Game of Games” averaged a 2.5 rating in adults 18-49 and 9.8 million viewers overall in “live plus three day” Nielsens, and then at 9 p.m., a second episode rose to a 2.7 in 18-49 and 9.9 million viewers overall, giving “Game of Games” the #1 and #2 ratings of the night in 18-49. The 8 p.m. “Game of Games” generated the highest in-season results for a regular-slot alternative series premiere since March 2016 in the “live plus same day” stream, as well as NBC’s best in-season total-viewer performance in the time period with a non-”Voice” entertainment series in more than five years.

Multi-award winning television host, producer, writer, actress and entertainment powerhouse Ellen DeGeneres serves as host and executive producer of the hourlong comedy game show, which includes supersized versions of the most popular and action-packed games from her award-winning daytime talk show, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Contestants, who are pulled right from the audience, maneuver massive obstacles, answer questions under crushing time pressure and face gigantic plunges into the unknown — all in a quest to win a big cash prize.