The Nate Berkus Show

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The Nate Berkus Show
Also known asThe Nate Show
GenreTalk show
Presented byNate Berkus
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes291
Executive producers
Camera setupMultiple-camera
Running time42 minutes
Production companies
Original release
ReleaseSeptember 13, 2010 (2010-09-13) –
May 24, 2012 (2012-05-24)
The Oprah Winfrey Show

The Nate Berkus Show, also known as The Nate Show, is an American talk show that premiered on September 13, 2010, hosted by interior designer Nate Berkus.[1] The series aired on syndication during its original run from September 13, 2010, to May 24, 2012. The Nate Berkus Show is a spin-off of The Oprah Winfrey Show.

In September 2012, the Oprah Winfrey Network purchased the cable rights to The Nate Berkus Show, along with the first five seasons of Rachael Ray.[2]


The show was co-produced by Harpo Productions and Sony Pictures Television. It is taped in 1080i (HDTV) in Studio 42 at the CBS Broadcast Center in New York.[3][4] The series was distributed by Sony Pictures Television, after Sony and NBCUniversal made agreements to launch the show on all 10 NBC owned and operated stations, as well as Harpo Productions.[5]

The show's premiere came in response to the cancellation of The Bonnie Hunt Show, which was not renewed for the 2010–11 television season. As a result, most NBC stations were having trouble finding daytime programming. Broadcasting & Cable reported that NBC syndicated daytime programming, aside from The Ellen DeGeneres Show, "have been largely out of the daytime game, primarily because of low to lukewarm ratings for Bonnie Hunt's show.[6]

In early 2011, Berkus hosted sex therapist Ruth Westheimer on his show, after redoing the living room and dining room of her Manhattan apartment to reduce clutter.[7] She had lived in the apartment for 50 years.[8][9][10][11]

On December 9, 2011, it was announced that the show, which NBC had given a two-year commitment to air, would end after its second season.[12][13] It remained in production and delivered all scheduled original episodes.[12] The show officially ended on May 24, 2012, with reruns airing through August 31, 2012.


When the show debuted, The Nate Berkus Show had a 1.1 rating, which was the highest rating for a new daytime talk show during the 2010–11 television season.[14] although the rating showed only half of what the ratings for Dr. Oz was. The ratings stayed stagnant for the entire two-year run, never averaging more than a 1.1, and the Hollywood Reporter stated that Berkus's program ranked #126 in all of syndication at the time of its cancellation.[15]


  1. ^ "Nate Berkus Redesigns Weekday Television with the Launch of 'The Nate Berkus Show' Beginning September 13, 2010". The Futon Critic (Press release). September 2, 2010.
  2. ^ "OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Acquires Exclusive Cable Rights to "Rachael Ray" and "The Nate Berkus Show"". The Futon Critic (Press release). September 4, 2012.
  3. ^ Rosenthal, Philip (April 5, 2010). "Oprah's Nate Berkus to do show from NY, not Chicago". Chicago Tribune.
  4. ^ Starr, Michael (December 10, 2010). "Nate back at work after his surgery". New York Post.
  5. ^ Carter, Bill (January 30, 2010). "NBC Universal and Sony Television Reach Deal for 'Nate Berkus Show'". The New York Times.
  6. ^ Albiniak, Paige (August 9, 2010). "NBC Daytime's Assault". Broadcasting & Cable.
  7. ^ Mead, Taylor (November 9, 2018). "Nate Berkus Gave Dr. Ruth An Ultra Feminine Apartment Makeover And I'm Still In Love 7 Years Later". House Beautiful.
  8. ^ Kaufman, Joanne (November 29, 2013). "Dr. Ruth Westheimer: Her Bedrooms Are Off Limits". The New York Times.
  9. ^ Wadler, Joyce (February 23, 2011). "Dr. Ruth and Nate Berkus on Clearing Clutter". The New York Times.
  10. ^ Tzeses, Jennifer. "Case Study: Dr. Ruth Westheimer and Nate Berkus". Barrons.
  11. ^ Cation, Sara (April 30, 2013). "Inside design: Nate Berkus". Style at Home.
  12. ^ a b Albiniak, Paige (December 9, 2011). "Sony's 'Nate Berkus' to End Its Run After This Season". Broadcasting & Cable.
  13. ^ Molloy, Tim (December 9, 2011). "Nate Berkus Show Not Returning for Third Season". The Wrap.
  14. ^ Vasquez, Diego (September 28, 2010). "Oprah's 'Nate Berkus' leads in syndication". Media Life Magazine.
  15. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (December 9, 2011). "'Nate Berkus Show' Will End After Season 2". The Hollywood Reporter.

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