Oh RayRay, looks like the world is turning on you. Rumor has it that when her current talk show contract ends, it's not going to be renewed. An "impeccable" source told the New York Post that they are, "seriously talking about taking her off the air."
While she does have a huge following, she apparently does not have the huge ratings. In 2007 her show averaged a Nielsen rating of 2.2, but this year it's currently down to 2.0. Another bad indicator is the average age of her viewers. Although the show's geared for 18-49 year olds, the current average age is 55.1. Both are figures advertisers, and the producers, don't really like.
However, all this talk of numbers and possible cancellations is a bit ahead of itself. According to one of Rachael's reps, the current contract doesn't end until 2010. And even if it doesn't get renewed, it's not like it'll mean the end of Rachael. After all, she still has her queenpin position at Food Network, with both a cooking and travel show; not to mention the fact that she has her own magazine.
So what do you think about all of this? Do you watch her talk show? Would you be sad if it was canceled?
UPDATE — ET Online says the news is completely false, and that Rachael's numbers are going up, not down. Wonder where the Post got their info from?