ADDITIONAL NOTES: renewed through the 2019-20 season (the show's third) on 1/16/19
DESCRIPTION: (from NBC's press release, January 2019) NBC has renewed the hit alternative series "Ellen's Game of Games" for a third season. "Ellen's Game of Games" returned to the NBC schedule on Tuesday, Jan. 8, scoring as the night's #1 entertainment program in the key adult 18-49 measure. Its 1.5 rating won the 8 p.m. ET hour over competition that included CBS' "NCIS" and ABC's comedy team of "The Conners" and "The Kids Are Alright." In L+3, the premiere grew by +18% in 18-49 to 1.80 and +821,000 viewers overall to 7.4 million. And in this week's second telecast of the season, "Game of Games" increased its timeslot lead while growing by 13% week to week in 18-49 to a 1.7 rating. The series launched one year ago and ranked as the #1 new alternative show of the 2017-18 season in 18-49 and total viewers.