About the Show




Season 36, Year: 2016-2017


Show Description


The foremost authority on breaking entertainment news since its debut, ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT is the No. 1 syndicated entertainment newsmagazine in the world. The show entered its 36th season on September 12, 2016. After winning the first ever Daytime Emmy Award for the new category of “Outstanding Entertainment News Program” in 2014, ET won its second consecutive Emmy Award in this category in 2015.


Since its inception, ET has broadcast more than 8,000 daily shows — a television milestone by any standard. Widely regarded as a staple of American culture and the “most-watched entertainment newsmagazine in the world,” ET is a broadcast phenomenon. Additionally, Canada has its own version of the show.


In addition, ET has an extensive reach on numerous digital platforms. ETonline is a top 10 entertainment news property, with 35 million unique visitors per month, while ET’s social audience reaches more than 70 million US users monthly.


Over the years, ET has earned a reputation for covering the entertainment industry with a steady stream of news stories on celebrities, film, television, music, fashion, award shows and special events in a trend-setting, groundbreaking format. By virtually creating this genre, ET paved the way for news outlets the world over to cover entertainment news. As the undisputed industry leader, ET regularly enjoys the status of being first with celebrity news, and has earned a reputation as a “safe harbor” for stars to tell their stories and set the record straight about their lives.


Under the leadership of Executive Producer Sharon Hoffman and Co-Executive Producer Rick Joyce, ET’s talented on-air personalities include co-hosts Nancy O’Dell and Kevin Frazier and correspondents Nischelle Turner, Cameron Mathison and Carly Steel. Mathison also serves as the co-anchor of ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT WEEKED.

Comprised of breaking news stories, exclusive set visits, first looks at upcoming film and television projects, as well as candid, one-on-one interviews with Hollywood’s greatest talents and celebrities, ET’s regular segments include “Now Trending,” a quick round up of the day’s biggest stories; “Celebrity GPS,” a daily look at stars out and about in various locations across the globe; and “The ET Vault,” an in-depth retrospective on the careers of a featured celebrities, utilizing archival footage from ET’s over 30-year history.

ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT is a multi-platform entertainment news brand, with a cross-screen portfolio that includes the #1 entertainment newsmagazine on television, averaging 5.0 million viewers daily, and the #1 entertainment news network online, delivering more than 130 million video views per month. ETonline.com has more than 22 million monthly unique visitors in the U.S. per comScore, while ET’s social audience reaches more than 70 million U.S. users monthly. 

Produced and distributed by CBS Television Distribution, ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT is hosted by Nancy O’Dell and Kevin Frazier with Sharon Hoffman serving as Executive Producer and Rick Joyce as co-executive producer. Nischelle Turner, Cameron Mathison and Carly Steel are correspondents, with Mathison serving as co-anchor of ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT WEEKEND.


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