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Entire CBS Daytime Lineup Posts Year-Over-Year November Sweeps Growth!

Almost five million people (4.8M) tuned in for CBS Daytime's The Young and the Restless during the 2013 November Sweeps period. Daytime's top soap was up 10 percent in total viewers over the same Sweeps period last year.

With approximately 3.7 million viewers for the crucial time period, The Bold and the Beautiful grew by 16 percent over November Sweeps 2012. CBS Daytime's The Talk was up 20 percent over last November Sweeps in total viewers. It's important to note, the 2012 November Sweeps were impacted by Hurricane Sandy coverage.

Check out the complete breakdown (including game shows) for CBS Daytime's Sweeps digits below.


"Big Money Week" Returns to CBS Daytime Oct. 14-18

CBS Daytime's popular game shows are ready to show contestants the big money once again. Oct. 14-18 marks the return of "Big Money Week" to The Price is Right and Let's Make a Deal. READ MORE

Glamour Recognizes CBS Daytime’s Angelica McDaniel

CBS Daytime’s Angelica McDaniel (pictured above with The Young and the Restless' Greg Rikaart) was among the women recognized by Glamour in its Meet the Women Who Run Your Favorite Movies and TV Shows list. Check out what the mag had to say about the daytime champion below. 

The TV Programmer: Angelica McDaniel, 35

As senior VP of daytime programing for CBS Entertainment, she oversees more than 1,000 episodes of TV every season for the network—and checks her BlackBerry for the prior day's ratings before she even gets out of bed. CBS president Nina Tassler calls her a "force of nature."

Words she lives by: "Don't get stuck in the frenzy of the day to day. You have to be aware of the bigger picture."

CBS vs. Time Warner Cable: Does it All Boil Down to Digital Rights?

CBS CEO Les Moonves is about as impressed as Shania Twain in that one song, when it comes to Time Warner Cable's proposal to return CBS stations to cable via "new economics", or an a la carte model.

Said Moonves re: the new economic model Time Warner's CEO is proposing:

"As I am sure you know, we have no 'new economics' that are not intimately tied to new 'terms and conditions.' Those terms and conditions, better known as rights, were established in 2008. That was before the introduction of the iPad. Netflix was still doing little but mailing out DVDs. Amazon was known simply for selling books. This doesn't even begin to account for the new entrants now coming up the ramp who are interested in paying a fair price for the most desirable programming." Moonves said. "What you are asking for, pure and simple, is either to gain the right to deliver content for free that others are paying for, or to inhibit CBS from licensing content to existing online competitors and new companies that are now emerging. I can understand why you might want to preserve your dominance in that venue, but bullying us into becoming your accomplice in that effort doesn't seem fair." READ MORE

The CW Wants More Laughs From Whose Line Is It Anyway

Good news for The Talk’s Aisha Tyler and Let’s Make a Deal’s Wayne Brady. The CW has renewed their primetime laugher, Whose Line Is It Anyway, for a 24-episode second season.  The series also stars Colin Mochrie and Ryan Stiles.

Aisha Tyler’s Whose Line is it Anyway Scores Ratings Surprise

Now here’s something we don’t see very often. The CW’s Whose Line is it Anyway, hosted by The Talk’s Aisha Tyler, premiered last night and pulled in ratings strong enough to beat an ABC original hour of programming, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The revival of improv comedy Whose Line Is It Anyway? surprised on the CW. The series topped an ABC original in the hour, averaging a 1.1 rating with adults 180-49. in the hour. It also marked the network's most-watched premiere since Arrow with 2.9 million viewers.

Whose Line is it Anyway also stars Wayne Brady, Colin Mochrie and Ryan Stiles.