The Ellen Degeneres Show features celebrity interviews and musical guests with segments that spotlight real people and fans of the show. Each day after her monologue, Ellen dances her way to center stage in an unbridled show of enthusiasm, with the help of the show's resident DJ, Tony Okungbowa. In addition, Ellen features audience participation, from bringing studio guests into the "luxury box" to inviting the audience to dance along with her.
The Ellen Degeneres Show has been ranked among the top daytime talk shows by "Entertainment Weekly", "New York Times", and "TV Guide". Season 2 brought The Ellen Degeneres Show 12 Daytime Emmy nominations, a feat never earned by a daytime talk show, and won 4 Emmys including Outstanding Talk Show.