Jennifer Hudson Details Why She Never Gave Up on Following Her Dreams
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Jennifer Hudson has embarked on a new journey in her illustrious career as a daytime talk show host. In an interview, the multi-talented star revealed her aspirations for this exciting chapter of her life and discussed the unwavering determination that has brought her to this point.
Jennifer Hudson Says Her Talk Show is “The Next Chapter” of Her Life
The Jennifer Hudson Show, which premiered on September 12, 2022, on FOX marks the next phase in Hudson’s career. It’s a platform where she aims to share her personal stories and inspire her audience with her unique perspective.
“You’ve seen me as characters, you know, from acting, which I’ve been blessed to do, or singing different songs as a voice,” Hudson said. “Now it’s time for people to hear my voice from my experiences.”
Hudson’s journey to success has been a testament to her perseverance. Nearly two decades ago, she auditioned for American Idol and, despite finishing in seventh place, she refused to let that setback deter her from her dreams.
Just before that pivotal audition, she had made the difficult decision to quit her job as a singer on Disney cruise ships. Her role as one of Hercules’ muses left a mark on her, reminding her of the determination that would propel her forward.
Years later, at the age of 40, Hudson achieved EGOT status, becoming the youngest woman in history to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award. She has shown that setbacks and challenges can be stepping stones to greatness, and her journey is an inspiration to all who aspire to achieve their goals.
The Jennifer Hudson Show Became The No. 2 Most-Watched Talk Show
The Jennifer Hudson Show is not just a personal triumph for Hudson but is also capturing the hearts of audiences nationwide. Recent ratings reveal that the show has surged to become the second most-watched talk show among women aged 18-34, trailing only behind Live with Kelly and Mark.
Additionally, it has established itself as the third most-watched talk show among viewers aged 18-34, closely following Live with Kelly and Mark and The Kelly Clarkson Show. Impressively, this season has seen a significant uptick in viewership, with a 43 percent increase among women aged 18-34 and a 33 percent boost in viewership among adults aged 18-34 compared to the previous season.
The show’s growth is not limited to a particular region, as it has made remarkable strides across the country. In Los Angeles, Chicago, and Atlantic, The Jennifer Hudson Show has seen a remarkable 100 percent increase in viewership among adults aged 18-34, according to Nielsen figures.
Furthermore, the show has displayed exceptional viewer retention, maintaining 94% of its prior viewership among adults aged 25-54, marking the second-strongest year-to-year retention among talk shows in this key demographic, just behind The Kelly Clarkson Show‘s 98% retention.