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Will Rachael Ray Get Canceled?

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?

UPDATEET 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?


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Spectra Spectra 9 years
I actually LIKE her, regardless of her voice (which I also find somewhat annoying) because I think she cooks for the average person. Not everyone is a major foodie that's a major food snob who only buys gourmet wine and cheese. I like some of her 30 minute meals, even if some of them sound a little bizarre. Also, I think some of her "figure friendly" options really AREN'T.
Aclarie Aclarie 9 years
The thing that I do not like is on her 40$ a day show she never leaves a tip. Well she does its usually what she has left after breaking a dollar. which is very disappointing. I do watch her 30 minute meal show cause I like the recipes I just do not like her explanation and stories behind each meal.
blankman blankman 9 years
I am so sick of her sticking her big fat gravy-smelling fingers at the camera. Plus, she's a yapper. I think her on-air 'friends', like Rashida Jones, are PAID to PRETEND to be her friends. I could carve a better tv host out of a banana.
Rally-RE Rally-RE 9 years
i liked her in the beginning (referring to 30 minute meals). then a friend ruined her for me by saying LIKE MY GRANDMOTHER USED TO ... and that sealed it - ever since that impersonation she annoys me with her voice. i turned on her talk show for a split second a while back and didn't like it. so, won't be sad to see her go.
Hootie Hootie 9 years
Her talk show really bites.
ALSW ALSW 9 years
I caught her show a couple of times and she's just too peppy for me. I think it's the hour format because I like her 30 Minute Meals and $40 a Day.
SusanTeufel SusanTeufel 9 years
If I hear more about EVOO, I'll die. I agree a lot with the majority of you...I dislike Rachael Ray greatly. I will only use her recipes if I read them - I cant listen to her.
i-am-awesomeness i-am-awesomeness 9 years
I like some of the segments on her show and the people that she brings in to talk. Now if she would be replaced with someone else, that'd make me happy lol. I really don't like any of her 30-Minute Meals and her personality just grates on me.
redlilly24 redlilly24 9 years
pillpopper, yes i cooked quite a few of her recipes and frankly they werent that bad at all, both my husband and i enjoyed it. you people are so hatefull its sad..
missmoxie missmoxie 9 years
I like her. Her recipes are great and she seems very down-to-earth. Sometimes she gets a little wound up, but I find it amusing that so many people vehemently detest her.
luckyme luckyme 9 years
Reading all of these comments kind of makes me feel bad for her. Wow, people really hate her... Anyway, I don't care to watch her, but I do love some of the food from her magazine. We've made quite a few things and liked each of them.
Dana18 Dana18 9 years
Well I love Rachel, I watch her show when I am Home. And if I am Not at home I look at it on Line. People always have bad things to say about people whenn they become sucessful. It is all Hype her show is not being canceled. The sad NY post has nothing better to write about. Learn to Love not Hate.
loser loser 9 years
she is very funny and her show isn't boring at all.they shouldn't cancel her...
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 9 years
Thank the good lord. I cant stand this Bitch. She's supremely annoying. And I have heard some guys say she is hot, which blew my mind! If she's hot, then I must be a super model, and I know that aint true! ;)
pillpopper pillpopper 9 years
Has anyone tried cooking one of her 30 minute meals? I have...and she should stick to "cooking for your dog" - my husband hated both meals that I made from her show and he eats most anything!
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 9 years
I find her annoying as well. I think she has a manic personality. Also, I don't like her cooking. I think it's unhealthy, especially the way she free pours oil. Ewww.
eightieslingo eightieslingo 9 years
Like a lot of other comments have said, I really can't stand her voice. It literally hurts my ears.
shalee55 shalee55 9 years
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
I used to be a fan of hers however now she gets on my nerves. I couldn't stand this show, so I won't miss it.
anon321 anon321 9 years
I'm not a fan of her talk show, there's never anything interesting on it. She should stick to cooking shows.
carbizkate carbizkate 9 years
I would be tickled pink if she was cancelled! I absolutely cannot put into words how much I loathe her.
robinesque robinesque 9 years
THAT VOICE!!! How can she be married!!?
mominator mominator 9 years
Who cares if they cancel her. I know I don't. I use to watch her and like her but I believe she is annoying and I do feel like she is a completely different person when that camera turns off.
karafree karafree 9 years
She irritates me too! In the early days, I used to wonder who she was related to at the Food Network to have 2 different shows on every other hour. Then I found out that Oprah liked her..'nuf said.
Marci Marci 9 years
I've never been able to warm to her. Her personality bothers me, as does her voice. I wouldn't mind seeing her go and getting a new personality to try out.
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