The Book of Revelations: Sharing Juicy Secrets Helps The Talk Hit 2.8 Million Viewers






Confession isn't only good for the soul, it's great for ratings! CBS Daytime's The Talk achieved its largest weekly audience ever last week, as co-hosts revealed shocking secrets about themselves.

The Talk averaged 2.8 million viewers for the week ending Sept. 15. That's a whopping 20 percent increase over last year's premiere audience of 2.33 million viewers. Among women 25-54, The Talk averaged 1.2/08, also up 20 percent over last year's 1.0/06 and matching its all-time high in the demo.  


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Good for them to continue to hit their stride while most Daytime talk shows fall flat.

Also hope that means a lot of the CBS lineup was up as well! Beer

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Good for them. Getting so so close the view. Even though they don't compete in time slots, I still want to see it whip the View's ass. Watching the Talk is everything the View isn't, fresh, fun, friendly and relevant.

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The talk should do this secrets week regularly. Maybe they can convince guest hosts to reveal relevant secrets. Lots of frank discussions from secrets week. Best revelation goes to julie chen.

Her revelation was not melodramatic like it is on sudsers. Julie chen’s revelation was relevant bec it touched on a lot of issues. Pressures of "progressive/liberal" mainstream media’s narrow definition of beauty. Plastic surgery not for vanity but for a woman’s career growth. Tension between demands for career growth and racial minority's cultural identity.
Racism towards Asian americans w/c was very relevant given miss america racism and newest tv show from fox w/c is very racist towards Asian americans.

Julie chen’s revelation should have been discussed for an entire episode. But topic of racism towards Asian americans is not an ongoing discussion of “progressive/liberal” hollywood like how it is w/ gay bullying and gay suicides bec hollywood only likes to discuss those gay issues. Stupid hollywood practices selective tolerance. Only tolerance for white gays particularly. Yet Asian americans can be openly bashed on 2 broke girls and fox tv show dads.

While "progressive/liberal" hollywood refuses to create fictional Asian american chars to portray storylines w/c touch on issues from julie chen’s revelation. Those would be new kinds of dramatic storylines. Not the same kind of storylines where everything has to be told from perspective of a white char.

A large part of the problem of racism towards Asian americans really comes from "progressive/liberal" hollywood.

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The talk’s panel consists of 2 African american women and lesbian woman who’s white and a british foreigner who’s white and an Asian american woman. But it’s Asian american personality julie chen who is getting the most press from the talk’s revelations week.

Julie’s revelation obviously contributed the most to bringing the talk’s highest ratings and bringing press for herself and for the talk.

The topic of racism towards Asian americans brought the talk its highest ratings and coveted press.

Yet “progressive/liberal” hollywood refuses to cast more Asian americans w/ quality roles on tv shows. But Asian american actors get cast if a tv show and movie needs chars to bash and mock and be racist to and ridicule and bully.

Doubtful that the talk’s ratings would make “progressive/liberal” hollywood cast more Asian americans and deal w/ more Asian american issues thru talk shows and thru fictional chars.

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Good for them. The revelations felt real and they were handled correctly, IMO.

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I loved this past week of TT! The ratings isn't a fluke because TT is so entertaining, I tape a talk show which I never do...at in the past.