More details are coming out about the results of ABC’s research into The View’s hosts. US Weekly alleged Elisabeth Hasselbeck is leaving The View because viewer research found her “too extreme and right wing”, a claim Barbara Walters denies. Now, in a article published by The Hollywood Reporter, it seems the audience study may have found both Hasselbeck and Joy Behar polarizing.
Longtime panelists Behar and Hasselbeck on the left and right, respectively, were deemed too "polarizing," according to several sources. "They're out of sync with the audience," notes one source.
THR points out,
It's unclear when the co-hosts were made aware of the research, but on March 7, Behar, 70, announced that she will exit View after 16-plus years at the end of her contract this summer.
Not very long ago, CBS Daytime appeared to be a big, expensive, luxury liner headed straight for an iceberg. Lucky for fans of soaps, talk shows and old school gamers, Angelica McDaniel stepped in to steer the Tiffany Network's daytime lineup to calmer, more lucrative waters.
In a new interview with Xfinity's Sara Bibel, the CBS Daytime V.P. goes in depth on how she managed to find the cross-promotional balance that has her five series all achieving ratings growth.
Here's an excerpt:
Why do you think soaps are growing now? They were written off for dead a year ago.
There’s a lot of different reasons. But one of them is I think that four is actually a really good number. There were times when there were 17 soaps on television. Obviously that was a few decades ago but at CBS we always say we have a good balance of talk, drama and game. You can’t just weight too much on one genre of the other. You have to create balance. For us, we found that balance. We also have great stories that we’re telling. “The Bold and the Beautiful,” when everybody was saying, “dramas are dying,” Bold was increasing. They’ve been doing it for over a year now so it’s really great to see Y&R and all the other soaps on the other networks starting to find their rhythm and finds what’s working and goes viral.
Employees at the Tiffany Network's daytime lineup should be poppin' bottles right about now. Well, it's a little bit too early. At least wait until it's noon...somewhere!
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Swoon-worthy, British import Theo James (Downton Abbey) and his Golden Boy co-star Chi McBride dished the new CBS procedural on a recent episode of The Talk. While I'm not usually a fan of cop dramas, all the promos featuring James' character, fast-risng, police rock star Walter William Clark, Jr., hooking up with equally hot women—not to mention Greg Berlanti's (Arrow, Political Animals) attachment—made me check out the pilot.
I think the show has potential, especially if TPTB spend as much time on Walter and his mentor, Detective Don Owen's (McBride) personal lives, as they do catching the Bad Guy of the Week. Watch James and McBride on The Talk after the jump! READ MORE