"The Chew" is celebrating a milestone 500th show with a fabulous, food-filled party complete with delicious dishes, favorite moments, games, surprises and, of course, cake. Join hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz for a sweet and savory hour of their favorite on-air moments as they share and reminisce about what "The Chew" has meant to them personally on Tuesday, Dec. 3 (1 p.m. ET on ABC).
Since its debut Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, "The Chew" has quickly become one of daytime television's most deliciously successful shows. From Carla transforming into a Radio City Music Hall Rockette, Josh Duhamel attempting his version of the Batali "pasta flip," to numerous "Five in Five" recipes from Michael and that unforgettable moment when Clinton was surprised on-air by Olivia Newton John and Daphne's startling news to her co-hosts that she was pregnant with her first child.
Over the years, "The Chew" has also published two New York Times' Best Sellers and hosted two "ABC Primetime Fall Preview Specials" while continuously bringing viewers easy and affordable recipes, cocktails and crafting ideas.
As "The Chew" celebrates this momentous occasion, it has also hit a ratings stride. According to Nielsen Media Research, the show averages 9.9 million unique Total Viewers weekly, up a year ago by 6 percent. Season to date, "The Chew" is pacing for its best season on record across Total Viewers (2.719 million), Women 18-34, Women 18-49 and Women 25-54, up by double digits season to season across the demos.
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