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CBS Daytime Lineup Posts Year-to-Year November Sweeps Growth! THE TALK Scores Largest Weekly Audience Ever!



The CBS Daytime line-up is the place to be these days with a programming block that includes:  The Price is Right, The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful, The Talk and Let’s Make a Deal!

For the all important November Sweeps ratings period, the network is touting some exceptional accomplishments for its series that in all key female demos their were significant increases from the previous year and all demos were up! For soap fans here is what CBS said of the numbers of Y&R and B&B!

For The Young and the Restless, November 2013 brought in: 4.8million total viewers,  1.9 Women 25-54, 1.3 Women-18-49 , 0.7 Women-18-34.  Those are increased from the previous year of  +10% nc, +8% ,+40%!

For The Bold and the Beautiful, November 2013 brought in: 3.7million total viewers,  1.5 Women 25-54, 1.0 Women 18-49,  0.6 Women 18-34,  Those are increased from the previous year of:  +16% ,+7% nc ,+20%

Meanwhile, The Talk continues to be hottest rising talker in the afternoon.   The show starring Julie Chen, Aisha Tyler, Sheryl Underwood, Sara Gilbert,  and Sharon Osbourne celebrated Thanksgiving week, the ratings week of November 25 through 29, 2013 by scoring its largest ever weekly audience in total viewers and delivered its highest November sweeps in total viewers and a key Women 25-54 demographic!

Increasing in viewers week-to-week, The Talk averaged 2.96 million viewers (+9%) and was up from a 1.0/6 in Women 25-54 to a 1.1/6 rating (+10%). Meanwhile in Women 18-34, the talker increased 25% week-to-week going from a 0.4/3 to a 0.5/3 rating!

Congratulations to the CBS Daytime line-up!  Now, let us know what show from CBS Daytime are you enjoying the most right now?


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It’s good to see all the daytime soaps doing well. I think the soap ratings for Thanksgiving week will be high.

I don’t care about The Talk. But I’m very happy for Y&R and B&B. Soaps are not dead unless what some network executives would like to make us think.

Out of all those shows, I only watch Y&R and I’m not enjoying it.
I FF through most of the overly boring stuff..
I continue to watch hoping to see a change and some good entertainment, so far no luck lol ..
The one good thing, I save my time by FFing through 50% of it 🙂

If I had to watch it live (not able to FF) I probably would not watch Y&R…. lol
so– Y&R is what I watch on CBS daytime, at night via the internet..

the young and the restless, is still number 1 baby. no one will beat, the young and the restless. also i am so happy general hospital ratings are up. good news for me and all the soap fans out there. i really love the talk, the ladies have all grown on me. i hate the view, i dont watch it anymore. the ladies on the view, put me to sleep. we have to support, the 4 remainder soaps. watch everyone. too bad amc and one live to live got cancelled, yet again. but i am over it now. time to move on.

Why the happiness about The Talk’s ratings Michael? It’s not even a soap opera. What will be next? A thread praising the ratings of The Chew?

the talk is a very good show. the ratings are hitting the roof david. also love the chew, all my children and one life to live, will never come back. at least we can still watch gh days of our lives, young and the restless and the bold and the beautiful. i am happy that all the soaps, are up in the ratings. we are all happy. the soaps are indeed alive.

I know some ATWT fans are still bitter because it was cancelled and
replaced by The Talk. I cheer for its success because it promoted Y&R
and B&B by having their stars on The Talk.

Jake M.

Glad for CBS. I know some fans of YR are still complaining about the show (mostly Delia) and I don’t like Phelps at all, but I know she’ll eventually be gone, so I’ve stopped with all the negativity about it.

It’s not bad at all. Some fans from other shows call it “boring”, but the show has always moved slow. I’d NEVER want it to resort to anything remotely resembling GH, nor do I want any of the crazy storylines that sometimes were present under MAB.

So if you don’t enjoy it…please turn it off…but also stop with the constant complaining about the show and only pointing out the negative. If people continue to do that, it just proves that if they really can’t find anything good about it they shouldn’t watch for now.


The Bold and the Beautiful’s Jacqueline MacInnes Wood to Visit ‘The Talk’

Hot on the heels of this week’s shocking and controversial episodes of The Bold and the Beautiful, three-time Daytime Emmy-winner, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy Forrester) is one of the guests on the upcoming Monday March 4th episode of The Talk.

Wood, has been at the epicenter of the storyline, which saw this past Monday that Steffy presumably stabbed and killed villainess Sheila Carter (Kimberlin Brown) to her death. Following Sheila’s apparent demise, Steffy’s husband Finn (Tanner Novlan), who is the biological son of Sheila, finds out his wife stabbed his mother.

Instead of showing more concern for his wife almost being attacked by Sheila, Finn has shown his ‘inner-Sheila and can’t seem to get over the fact that Steffy ‘killed’ his birth mom, which is causing trouble in their marriage and as fans ultimately believe, will lead Finn into the arms of Hope (Annika Noelle).

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Clearly, Jacqui will have plenty to ‘talk’ about with The Talk co-hosts: Akbar Gbajabiamila, Amanda Kloots, Natalie Morales, Jerry O’Connell and Sheryl Underwood.

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In addition to Wood, The Talk will also welcome actor Scott Caan (son of the late James Caan) who will be on-hand to promote the premiere of his Fox series, Alert: Missing Persons Unit which begins its new season on Tuesday night, March 5th.

The Talk airs on CBS and streams live and on demand on Paramount+ weekdays at 2:00 p.m. ET/1:00 p.m. PT.

So, are you rooting for Steffy in this one? Should she break-up with Finn? Will Sheila be revealed alive in a few months? Comment below.

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Steve Burton’s ‘General Hospital’ Return Previews Jason Has Blood on His Hands

Monday, March 4th is the day that Steve Burton returns to General Hospital in the pivotal role of Jason Morgan. The story of Jason’s re-emergence on the canvas has been kept under wraps.

However, PEOPLE has a first-look photo, and in it, Jason has blood on his hand. Not only does he have crimson on him, but he is dressed in black and standing behind a dumpster.

When viewers last saw Jason it was back in November of 2021, when a tunnel collapsed on him as he was attempting to save his brother Drew (Cameron Mathison). For the past two plus years, every one in Port Charles has believed that Jason had died.

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Burton’s initial run as Jason was from from 1991 till 2012. After exiting and signing on with Y&R to play Dylan McAcoy, the actor eventually returned to the daytime drama that was his home in 2017. Later, during the Covid-19 pandemic, he was let go from the series by the end of 2021 for not adhering to the Disney/ABC vaccine mandates at that time.

While away from GH, he rejoined the cast of Days of our Lives in 2023, resuming his original soap role of Harris Michaels that he played in 1988 and the year prior on the Peacock limited-series Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem Chapter Two. With the tape schedule well ahead of streaming, Burton will be doing double duty for a short term, where fans can catch him on DAYS, and now on GH.

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Previously, Burton said on his upcoming GH storyline, “I got to talk to the head writers. This story is going to be sick. It’s gonna be awesome. So, make sure you keep watching, because the pieces of the puzzle are gonna be fit for when I return.”

Fans should also make sure to catch today’s Friday, March 1st episode of GH as Jason’s return story begins to unfold.

So, what do you think will be how Jason returns to GH starting next week on all-new episodes of GH? Comment below.

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EXCLUSIVE: Jacob Young, Joan Collins and Nadia Bjorlin to Prague to Film ‘Murder Between Friends’

On Thursday night during the Michael Fairman Channel’s livestream interview centering around Jason Cook’s (ex-Shawn, DAYS and ex-Matt, GH) latest movie Four For Fun which stars Brytni Sarpy (Elena, Y&R) and Jacob Young (ex-JR, AMC, ex-Rick, B&B and ex-Lucky, GH), revealed another upcoming film project with some very familiar faces.

Jacob Young shared an exclusive that he is set to direct, produce and star in a Agatha Christie-like murder mystery feature film aptly tiled Murder Between Friends.

Speaking on the upcoming project, Jacob said, “I’m flying at the end of the March to Prague to direct, produce and star in a film with Joan Collins (ex-Dynasty). Nadia Bjorlin (ex-Chloe, Days of our Lives) is in it, and Toby Alexander Smith from Eastenders (ex-Gray Atkins). Plus, a couple of my Broadway friends and a very well known Czech actress (Hana Vagnerova).”

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According to Jacob, the production start date is April 1st. He added on the premise of the film, “It’s very Agatha Christie sort of ‘Knives Out’ without having a hundred million dollars to shoot it, but still will be a lovely film nonetheless.” Young said the plan is to finish all principal photography by April 17th.

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IMDb has more on the film. It shared that former All My Children star Trent Garrett (ex-Asher Pike) is listed as co-directing the feature. Mark Rozzano is listed as writer of Murder Between Friends.

So, what do you think about this upcoming feature from Jacob that will feature Joan Collins, Nadia Bjorlin et al? Share your thoughts in the comment section. 

Then below, check out the full livestream conversation with Jason Cook, Brytni Sarpy and Jacob Young on ‘Four For Fun’ and their notable soap roles.

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