Queen Latifah’s return to daytime TV kicked off with a bang on Monday!
According to reports, the premiere episode of “The Queen Latifah Show” delivered the biggest debut of the season with a 1.7 rating among households.
“‘Latifah’ pulled at 0.9/5 in the key daytime demo of women 25-54, which marked an 80% spike over its time period averages in that demo last year,” Variety reports, making it “the highest-rated daytime syndie talker premiere since “Dr. Oz” in 2009.”
“It’s incredibly exciting to see such a positive response to the show we’ve been crafting for the past year,” executive producer Corin Nelson said in a press release. “And it’s just the beginning of how we plan to showcase all of Latifah’s talents and the quality of guests and entertainment this show will give viewers every day.”
During a previous interview with the Associated Press, Queen Latifah said she’s more concerned about her show’s content than its ratings.
“I’m not trying to throw myself out there to get ratings,” she said. “I’m really more interested in building something that’s entertaining to people.”
“I learned I really have to be true to myself,” she added. “I want to go out there and do something that feels like me every day and is something I’m comfortable with and excited about.”
The season premiere of “The Queen Latifah Show” featured an appearance by John Travolta and performance by Willow Smith. Jamie Foxx, Sharon Stone, Will Smith and Jake Gyllenhaal are scheduled to appear on upcoming episodes.
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1. Queen Latifah at the "Steel Magnolias" New York Premiere
Style Tip #1: Update your little black dress with bold statement accessories.
2. Queen Latifah at the 85th Annual Academy Awards
Style Tip #2: Never mind what your Grannie told you about wearing white. The Olive Pope-white is the new black on the red carpet this season, and you'll serve plenty of glam duplicating this look.
3. Queen Latifah at the 85th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals
Style Tip #3: A flattering neckline, preferably a V-neck, is a style staple for a curvy girl. A v exposes the collar bone and accentuates a woman in all of the right places.
4. Queen Latifah at VIBE's 20th Anniversary Celebration And Inaugural Impact Awards
Style Tip #4: A moto jacket, a wardrobe staple, can carry you through from fall to winter.
5. Queen Latifah at the "Joyful Noise" Los Angeles Premiere
Style Tip #5: If your stomach is your trouble zone, a little draping goes a long way.
6. Queen Latifah Visits "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon"
Style Tip #6: Find a fitted white blazer with amazing gold buttons to spruce up your all black look for the day.
7. Queen Latifah at the 8th Annual Keep A Child Alive Black Ball
Style Tip #7: Confidence is the best accessory, wear what you feel good in, and feel good in what you wear.