Rachael Ray (TV series)
|Created by||Oprah Winfrey|
|Presented by||Rachael Ray|
|Opening theme||"Rachael Ray"
by The Neville Brothers
|Ending theme||"Rachael Ray" (instrumental)|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||7|
|No. of episodes||1,228|
|Executive producer(s)||Rachael Ray
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Watch Entertainment
KWP Studios/King World Productions (2006-2007)
CBS Television Distribution (2007-present)
|Distributor||King World Productions (2006-2007)
CBS Television Distribution (2007-2011)
CBS-KingWorld Distribution (2011-present)
|Picture format||SDTV (480i) (2006-2012)
HDTV (1080i) (2012-present)
|Original run||September 18, 2006– present|
Rachael Ray, also known as The Rachael Ray Show, is a how-to series starring Rachael Ray that debuted in syndication in the United States and Canada on September 18, 2006. It is filmed at EUE/Screen Gems' facility in New York City. The show's 7th season premiered on September 17, 2012, and became the last Harpo show in syndication to switch to HD with a revamped studio. In January 2012, CBS Television Distribution announced a two-year renewal for the show, taking it through the 2013-14 season.
Show format 
The concept behind this program showcases much more than Rachael Ray's culinary skills. She brings lots of big-name celebrities on screen to discuss their new accomplishments in the entertainment, sports, and media industries, she asks for helpful tips and strategies for staying healthy and safe from various health and lifestyle experts, she includes the average American in make-over segments, and she even features exciting musical performances by popular artists, all of which are features along the same lines of The Oprah Winfrey Show. She does, however, keep cooking in the forefront by including at least one cooking segment at the end of each episode, and sometimes inviting her celebrity guests to join her in the kitchen. According to Ray, "People know me for my love of food, but I have so much more I want to share." The set has the audience seated on a large turntable that rotates so that the audience can always see the "action" on the circular stage that surrounds them. At the end of each show, with the exception of a few more guests after Ray's cooking segments, Ray's tagline is, "We'll see you when we see you."
On March 9, 2007, Entertainment Tonight revealed that the show's theme music was written and recorded by Rachael's husband, John Cusimano. The original theme song to the show was performed by R&B, Soul and Jazz group The Neville Brothers. Their song has the same rhythm as their classic hit "Yellow Moon", but with different lyrics. Aaron Neville sings the song. Starting with the fifth season the original theme was retired.With the start of the seventh season the show will be shot in a new studio. The new studio is in New York City in the Chelsea neighborhood, and shares the new studio building with Wendy William's talk show. Audience members can be seen lined up outside the studios Monday-Friday from the early morning hours through the afternoon. Anywhere between two and three shows are taped during one day of filming.
Awards and ratings 
The show now has 2 Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Talk Show Entertainment winning in 2008 and 2009. The show was nominated for Talk Show Entertainment in 2010 but lost to The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Rachael Ray was also nominated for Talk Show Host in 2007, 2009 and 2010 but lost to Ellen DeGeneres in 2007, The View in 2009 and Dr. Mehmet Oz in 2010.
During its first season, the show averaged about 2.6 million views daily, making it one of the highest viewed daytime shows. Not long after it debuted, it was revealed that Rachael Ray was renewed through 2010, adding 2 years to the already 2 years it had received.Then again in June 2009 Rachael Ray was renewed for 2 more years, till 2012, making 6 seasons. Rachael Ray was the only one of the four syndicated daytime talk shows that premiered for the 2006-07 season to be renewed. By the show's third season in 2008, ratings had dropped to a 1.8. However ratings leveled off in 2010 with 1.5 and roughly 2 million viewers for the fifth season. At the start of its sixth season in 2011, the show's ratings rose to 1.7.
International airings 
The show airs all across America as well as internationally in the following countries:
See also 
- "Episodes: Rachael Ray". TV Guide.
- Andreeva, Nellie. "'Rachael Ray' Renewed Through 2014". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2013-03-19.
- "Happy Day For Rachael Ray". Forbes. 2007.
- "Rachael Ray Renewed". MediaWeek. 2007.
- "Despite Obama endorsement Oprah is still the queen of syndicated ratings". Tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com. 2009-04-14. Retrieved 2013-03-19.
- "Syndicated Ratings: Oprah Rises, Clobbers Judge Judy; 'TMZ' Falls to All-Time Lows". Tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com. Retrieved 2013-03-19.
- "'The Dr. Oz Show' Crushes 'Anderson Cooper' Premiere, Has Best Day Ever". Tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com. Retrieved 2013-03-19.