HomeTVTalk ShowsThe Talk Jumps to New Weekly Viewer High Luke Kerr August 8, 2013 4 Comments The Talk continues to enjoy sizzling ratings this summer. The CBS talk show averaged 2.64 million viewers last week, a five percent improvement. It has also earned four of its largest weekly audiences over the past six weeks. 4 Responses sassysdreams August 9, 2013 Watched this silly show once and that was too much! Log in to Reply Yoryla August 9, 2013 Good for them, actually. They deserve it. Log in to Reply pferrando August 9, 2013 Wow. So if that’s total viewers…they are higher than last week’s Days and GH numbers! Log in to Reply Jeff August 9, 2013 The View is 4 or 5 women screaming to talk over each other. The Talk is 5 women cackling at the top of their lungs. Both shows are nails-on-a-chalkboard horrible. They may be up in the demos over last year, but still much below the soaps in those categories. Plus, I am quite sure they don’t get nearly the level of hits on CBS.com or hulu, they aren’t repeated elsewhere, etc. Only Oprah has ever been successful and building a brand around a talk show. The soaps are a brand. They have name recognition. They inspire fierce loyalty and passion. Talk shows will never be able to replace soaps long-term successfully. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.