Interviewer: Are you surprised by the success of your show?
Ellen: Everybody's shocked about this show. Telepictures had a really hard time selling it at first because people didn't think that housewives, which is the supposed audience that I'm reaching, would want to see a gay woman on daytime TV. People thought maybe nighttime, but not daytime. But what they found is not only a huge audience for me, but people are Tivoing who can't watch during the day. We have men who watch all the time. That's what everybody's more freaked out about. How can this gay woman be reaching men and stockbrokers and car mechanics? Why are men watching her?