CBS Daytime Hits Ratings Milestones

cbs-daytimeIt was a slam dunk across the board for CBS Daytime as the network’s entire lineup hit ratings milestones for the week ending February 2, according to Nielsen. CBS Daytime averaged 4.79 million viewers, its largest weekly viewership since the week … Read More »

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TCA: CBS Renews Daytime Lineup For Next Season

By | Wednesday January 15, 2014 @ 9:11am PST
Nellie Andreeva

File:The-Talk-logo-622x352CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler made the announcement at the top of the network’s TCA executive session, touting the network’s daytime success. The early renewal includes talk show The Talk, soaps The Young & The Restless and The Read More »

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‘The View’ Seeks Ratings Magic In Disneyland During November Sweep

By | Monday October 14, 2013 @ 12:33pm PDT

The View is heading to the Magical Kingdom for the November sweep, in hopes of widening its lead over CBS’ The Talk. Mickey Mouse himself made the announcement this morning on The View which is a program of Disney-owned ABC. It’s the first time The View has had to go to Disneyland – the place ABC shows go to goose their ratings. The daytime talker will broadcast live from Disneyland to coincide with Mickey Mouse’s 85th birthday on November 18. ABC’s late night star Jimmy Kimmel, who’s been getting lots of attention these days as he ratchets up to take on new Tonight show competition this season, with fake YouTube Failed-Twerk videos, verbal brawls/hug-it-outs with Kanye West, etc , will be the lead guest of The Ladies of The View for that Disneyland week, appearing on Mickey’s birthday. Read More »

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‘The Talk’ Bags Biggest Crowd Ever When Co-Hosts Tell Secrets

By | Thursday September 19, 2013 @ 1:20pm PDT

CBS’ The Talk bagged its largest weekly audience ever in its fourth season premiere – 2.80 million viewers. That’s 20% higher then last year’s premiere crowd (2.33 million). Among women 25-54, the season debut (1.2 rating) was up 20% and matched the show’s all-time high. In its season return, The Talk had featured its co-hosts revealing personal secrets, including Julie Chen’s much-talked-about news she’d had plastic surgery on her eyes two decades ago to make them look larger, after her boss at a local TV station told her they were holding back her career. Sharon Osbourne revealed she’d dated Jay Leno, while they were each single.

With The Talk nipping at its heels, ABC’s The View trotted out its overhauled gaggle, featuring new host Jenny McCarthy and minus Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck, and hit a five-month high of 3.01 million viewers. In women 25-54, The View hit a 1.2 rating – a seven month high.
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Suit Over Origin Of ‘The Talk’ Dropped

By | Monday June 17, 2013 @ 2:23pm PDT

Author Angela Wilder had sued CBS, Sony TV and Relativity Media among others in October alleging that her idea for a talk show based on motherhood was the real inspiration for CBS’ The Talk. CBS immediately Read More »

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CBS Renews Entire Daytime Lineup, Including ‘Bold & Beautiful’, ‘The Talk’, ‘Price Is Right’ And ‘Let’s Make A Deal’

By | Tuesday January 29, 2013 @ 9:46am PST
Nellie Andreeva

CBS‘ daytime lineup will return intact next season. The network has renewed soap The Bold And The Beautiful, talk show The Talk and game shows The Price Is Right and Let’s Make A Deal. They join top-rated daytime drama The Young And The Restless, which has a multi-year pickup. “Over the past few years, we have successfully transitioned our daytime schedule to a balance of program genres with new creative energy, while maintaining our ratings leadership,” said CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler. 

Related: ‘Bold & Beautiful’ And ‘General Hospital’ To Return As Daytime Soaps Stage Comeback

Just renewed The Bold And The Beautiful, The Talk, The Price Is Right and Let’s Make A Deal have all posted year-to-year ratings increases. Here are the stats: Read More »

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CBS’ ‘The Talk’ Draws Largest Weekly Audience, Ties ‘The View’ In Key Demos

By | Thursday January 17, 2013 @ 11:12pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

CBS’ The Talk may have just sealed its fourth season renewal. The daytime talk show, which had been on a ratings upswing this fall, delivered its largest weekly audience ever last week, 2.49 million viewers, up 10% from … Read More »

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CBS, Sony & Relativity Sued Over Stealing Idea For ‘The Talk’

By | Monday October 22, 2012 @ 8:08pm PDT

Author Angela Wilder has sued the network, the companies and some head executives alleging that her idea for a talk show based on motherhood was the real inspiration for the CBS daytime series. “It’s one thing to get sued over a project that was pitched to us, but quite a stretch to be sued over a pitch that was made to somebody else. Ms. Wilder’s alleged offering to Sony played absolutely no part in the creation of The Talk. We’ll vigorously defend this case and expect to prevail,” said CBS today. Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood, Aisha Tyler and Big Brother host Julie Chen co-host the CBS Television Studios and RelativityREAL produced show. CBS has always said that The Talk, which debuted in October 2010, is based on an idea by Gilbert. The Powerful Mate Syndrome author obviously disagrees. However, as made clear from the seven-count suit she filed on October 17, Wilder never actually met with anyone from either CBS or Relativity – though both are named among the defendants.
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‘The Talk’ Hosts Makeup-Free Stunt: Video

By | Monday September 10, 2012 @ 5:08pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Today was a big day in daytime as a slew of talk shows premiered, including three new talk shows: Katie, Jeff Probst and Ricki Lake. We’ll have to wait until tomorrow to see how they all did in the ratings, but in the stunt department, it was the season premiere of … Read More »

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Sharon Osbourne Says She Hasn’t Been Asked Back To ‘America’s Got Talent’: TCA

By | Tuesday July 31, 2012 @ 3:25pm PDT

Diane Haithman is contributing to Deadline’s TV coverage.

Sharon Osbourne Howard Stern America's Got TalentSharon Osbourne, on hand to represent The Talk during a TCA panel today for CBS’ daytime shows, revealed she has not been formally asked to return as a judge on NBC’s summer hit America’s Got Talent. “They’ve asked Howard [Stern] back,” she said. “They haven’t asked me back. Who knows?” During the panel session held on the Price Is Right Stage at CBS Television City, Osbourne was asked about her tweet last week that suggested she would be leaving her other job as a judge on Talent. “You know, with the greatest respect to everyone here, we are here to talk about the No. 1 network in the world, that is CBS,” she said. “It’s not appropriate at this time.” But afterward, she was asked whether she would come back to Talent if asked. “I don’t know, six years is a long time to be on any show,” she replied. “I have to think about me and what I want to do. I’m so fuckin’ old — I don’t know.”

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CBS’ ‘The Talk’ Renewed For Third Season

By | Thursday March 8, 2012 @ 12:45pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

CBS has renewed daytime talk show The Talk for the 2012-13 season. The daily talker — hosted by Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood and Aisha Tyler — will return for its third year in September. “We are thrilled with the evolution and growth of The Talk,” said Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment. After a slew of major changes on the show in front and behind the camera last year, including the exits of co-hosts Leah Remini and Holly Robinson Peete, things have been quiet on the personnel front for the last several months. Nationally, the second season of The Talk is averaging 2.16 million viewers, 1.0/6 in women 25-54 and 0.8 in women 18-49. A month ago it posted its largest audience, 2.45 million viewers, for the week ending Jan. 27.

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‘The Chew’ And ‘The Talk’ Hit Highs

By | Thursday November 10, 2011 @ 6:24pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

ABC’s The Chew and CBS’ The Talk, which replaced long-running daytime soaps, both posted highs last week. According to averages released today, The Chew, which replaced All My Children this fall, averaged 2.16 million viewers, Read More »

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Aisha Tyler Joins ‘The Talk’ As Co-Host

By | Sunday October 23, 2011 @ 4:51pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Actress-comedian Aisha Tyler is joining The Talk as a new co-host. Tyler, who previously guest hosted the CBS daytime talk show for a week, starts tomorrow when she will take a spot around the table alongside Sara Gilbert, Julie … Read More »

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Holly Robinson Peete Books First Gig Since Leaving ‘The Talk’: Arc On CBS Comedy ‘Mike & Molly’

By | Thursday October 13, 2011 @ 11:40am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: No hard feelings? Two months after her surprising ouster from CBS’ daytime show The Talk, Holly Robinson Peete is returning to the network for her first major post-Talk gig: a multiple-episode arc on CBS’ sophomore comedy Mike & Molly. … Read More »

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TOLDJA! Sheryl Underwood Joins ‘The Talk’

By | Sunday September 4, 2011 @ 3:49pm PDT

‘The Talk’ Adds Kris Jenner As Host (As If Kardashians Aren’t Already Over-Exposed) & Conservative Comic Sheryl Underwood

(September 2, 2011 Los Angeles, CA) — Comedienne, entertainer, radio personality and entrepreneur Sheryl Underwood joins CBS daytime talk show “The Talk” for the start of the second season on Tuesday, September 6. The show airs weekdays at 2pm ET, 1pmPT/CT.

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Molly Shannon To Guest Host ‘The Talk’

Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Former latenight star Molly Shannon is heading to daytime. The Saturday Night Live alumna is joining CBS’ daytime talk show The Talk as a guest host for the month of September. When the show’s second season starts … Read More »

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Leah Remini Confirms Exit From ‘The Talk’

By | Friday August 26, 2011 @ 4:37pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Leah Remini today broke her silence about her pending departure from the CBS’ daytime talk show The Talk. “It’s official: I am sorry to say that I have NOT been asked back on the show,” Remini wroteRead More »

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‘The Talk’ Adds Kris Jenner As Host (As If Kardashians Aren’t Already Over-Exposed) & Conservative Comic Sheryl Underwood

EXCLUSIVE… UPDATE: What in the world is CBS thinking? The network is going to announce shortly that Kris Jenner, the insufferable manager mom of those incredibly annoying Kardashian sisters, is the new fill-in host on The Talk. (Don’t these people have enough money for doing nothing already? I suppose Jenner at least can talk about her plastic surgeries…) Also being added is Sheryl Underwood, the African-American stand-up comedienne who used to be a regularly syndicated radio personality on the national Tom Joyner Morning Show as well as on the Jamie Foxx channel for Sirius XM satellite radio. She is now a weekly contributor on radio’s Steve Harvey Morning Show. A former member of the U.S. Armed Forces, Underwood likes to call herself ”a sexually progressive God-fearing black Republican”. (Black GOP-er? CBS went looking for a needle in a haystack…) Read More »

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‘The Talk’ Co-Hosts Leah Remini And Holly Robinson Peete Likely To Exit

By | Monday August 15, 2011 @ 3:54pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Coming off a strong July in which it drew its largest audience (2.21 million) and women 25-54 rating (1.0/6) since February, CBS’ daytime talk show The Talk is undergoing some changes. I hear that heading into Season 2, the show has picked up the options of co-host/creator Sara Gilbert and co-hosts Sharon Osbourne and Julie Chen, while the options of Leah Remini and Holly Robinson Peete have not been picked up. While the future of Remini and Robinson Peete is unclear, they are not expected to return when The Talk kicks off its second season Sept. 6. The show’s producing team, led by John Redmann, who has been with The Talk since the beginning, is currently mapping out the show’s creative direction for Season 2 before a decision is made about potentially bringing in new co-hosts. Osbourne had recently asked for some time off in the fall to be with her husband, so she will return to the show after that.

The Talk, the first network daytime talk show to successfully premiere in nearly 10 years, has delivered a 0.7 women 25-54 rating to date on the CBS O&O stations, improving its time slot by 17%. In the top three markets, the ratings improvement is between 33% and 133%. Additionally, the talk show has been sold internationally in the U.K., Mexico, Canada and India. Read More »

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