CBS Daytime’s The Talk Boasts Largest-Ever First Quarter Ratings

Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood and Aisha Tyler have reason to celebrate this Thursday afternoon. The ratings are in for the first quarter of 2013, and The Talk pulled in its largest-ever first quarter audience, according to Nielsen.

The chatfest averaged 2.48 million viewers in the first quarter; that's an increase of 10 percent over last year. The CBS Daytime vehicle hit a 1.1/06 among the coveted women 25-54 demo.

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  1. Profile photo of harlee490

    I love this and have truly fallen in love with this chatfest, mainly how they continually promote daytime stars from all networks but mostly CBS’s soaps. :love:

  2. Profile photo of soapbabie

    I started watching after my soaps were destroyed and I liked it from the start! These women are funny, articulate and nice! and smart. a pleseant change from the ‘other’ show
    with a group of women who are none of that. And, while CBS viewers lost one of their soaps, for which I sympathize, at least it was replaced with something good, not as insulting and as horrible as what was put on abc!
    having now followed Steve Burton to Y&R I am finding I like CBS quite a lot!!!! :love:

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    Can’t stand the show. I’ll record it if I know a soap star is going to be on, but I watch ONLY that segment. Not sure what it is…yes I am, it’s Sheryl Underwood that I can’t stand most of all.
    This show, along with The View, is just a bunch of women screeching over each other so no one knows what they’re saying…they both give me a headache.

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    Sheryl Underwood and Sharon Osbourne are really the only two reasons to even THINK about watching this show……….which still comes across as fake and overly rehearsed. The rest just come across like they’re trying too hard to be “sassy and interesting”…………

  5. Profile photo of harlee490

    I disagree completely I love all them. Each has their own brand of humor. SG is not afraid to be gay, AT does do stand-up comedy, Sheryl is plain funny and goes their, Sharon is the diva but what surprised me was Julie Chen’s naughty humor. :O Friday one of the topics was “eyeball sex” and Julie goes there all the time and pokes fun at her Asian heritage(not in mean spirited way) saying “eyeball sex” has no effect on Asians because you couldn’t see our eyeballs in the first place!! Julie grew up in Queens, NY and that NY humor is present and she’s proud of being from NY. One day Julie said her sister told when she didn’t have her make-up, hair extensions, false eyelashes on she looked like a 14 year old Asian boy! :O This is why when they do shows in NY, Julie can’t wait!

    Maybe it is rehearsed but what talk show isn’t rehearsed? The Talk in my market is on at the same time as GH and TT is equaling or most of the time surpassing GH in ratings they are holding their own and GH isn’t killing them in ratings…it’s just a fun time. They do skits all the time which I love, take chances as no make-up, etc…it’s fresh & fun. :) :) I’m a fan and proud of it that CBS uses them to promote their daytime shows. :love: :love:

  6. Profile photo of pferrando

    I agree. I don’t think it should be taken seriously…and it’s a great way to keep the day’s lineup going.

    I do think they need to continue to utilize CBS’s soap stars as guest hosts, etc.

    My one gripe is that sometimes their segments can be rushed, but I have it on while I’m doing my afternoon thing.

    Gotta support CBS!

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