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THE TALK Bests THE VIEW For The First Time In Total Viewers!

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CBS Daytime‘s The Talk outdrew ABC’s morning gabfest The View for the first time in the history of the afternoon series!

Amidst the changing and pending landscape of the co-host chairs of ABC’s long running series, the five-year-old CBS talk show edged ahead in total viewers, 2.95 million to 2.88 million, according to Nielsen estimates for the week of January 5th through January 9th making its the largest audience for The Talk  since February 2013!

The Talk, moderated by Julie Chen with co-hosts, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler, Sara Gilbert and Sheryl Underwood had previously beaten The View in demos, but this is the first time its original episodes have been more popular overall.  Last week, the shows tied in both women 18-49 (0.7 rating) and women 25-54 (1.0)

Clearly The Talk, with its take on the pop culture news of the day, topical guests, entertaining segments and host banter that clicks and is fun, irreverent, and at times poignant, is becoming the must-see talk series in the day-part.

So, which do you think is the better talker, The View or The Talk?  Comment below!

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MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I don’t watch either show, but I’m not surprised. The few times I’ve caught a bit of The Talk, it was far and away better than the shrieking loons on The View. The View is like nails on a chalkboard to me. I love news and current events, just not in that format or with those hosts. Time for The View to go!

robert
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robert

The Talk is much better. I cannot watch The View because I cannot connect with the hosts. They seem to have fun on The Talk unlike The View.

Abruzzfan
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Abruzzfan

The TALK is a cheap imitation. I have no interest in anything the women of that show have to say since none of them are very accomplished. The VIEW is making adjustments that are taking a little time to get just right.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Julie Chen is a news anchor and producer at CBS. She has been in the business for a long time and has very impressive “credentials.” Sara Gilbert is an actress and also a producer. Sharon, Aisha and Cheryl have all been in the entertainment business for quite a while…and together they make a very lively, non confrontational, non political, non racist panel…all unlike The View.

lisa
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lisa

I much prefer The Talk to The View – far less ego.

Amanda
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Amanda

Well-deserved. The Talk has really grown on me. It’s a lighter, much more pleasant show than The View. Honestly, The View has run it’s course and has become unwatchable, IMO.

I love gh
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I love gh

I love Whoopi, but her other hosts are not as engaging as the Talk. I really like it better. They all seem genuine and respectful of each other.

Jules
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Jules

I still miss ATWT. One of my favourites, and no amount of daytime love this show has for the genre can replace it.

Mama23
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Mama23

They should have left Bill Geddie in charge. This is not a hard news show. The segments are terrible. The big guest stars are sitting with one or two of the hosts unlike before where they were all sitting there. They had a couch that looked more comfortable than the stools. They spend too much time on what used to be “hot topics”. I’m betting 2 of the 4 are gone by the end of the season.

Charday
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Charday

I watch The Talk, but only when there’s a guest that I like, about once a month including this week with Patrick Stewart. Everytime I watch, I do like the show and don’t feel at the end like I wasted my time or with disgust like when I infrequently watch The View.

KateA
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KateA

They are both horrible. I just do not understand why anyone with a brain watches them. What a waste of air time!

Shelly
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Shelly

I’ve never watched the talk in retaliation for cancelling ATWT.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

That’s so funny, Shelly.
I do not watch THE TALK because of one phony Brit. She is not who she presents herself to be on screen. Think back, people. She had a reality show a few years ago. I was very young, but I remember it clearly. Trashy, foul-mouthed and crass, that’s what stayed with me….and, the show put the family on the map. This bunch has suddenly become pious. Ha! Now, we are to believe that a London urchin has ‘bought’ some class? ‘N’uff said’.

RGreen
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RGreen

I’ve watched The Talk since it premiered, manly because of Sara Gilbert. I’ve watched the View off & on for many years. IMO they are different shows even though at a glance, they have a very similar look. I still miss the days when Meredith Vieira was on The View, but it remained somewhat relevant up until a couple of years ago. It is a mess right now. I DVR both shows, but rarely watch more than the first 20 minutes of either anymore. I still find Sara Gilbert’s self deprecating attitude amusing and I appreciate her honesty. At the… Read more »

Michael
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Michael

The ladies on the View are really annoying.

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Christian LeBlanc Marks 30 Years as Y&R’s Michael Baldwin; Soap Plans Special Episode to Air in January

Three-time Daytime Emmy-winner, Christian LeBlanc, is celebrating today his 30th anniversary in the role of Michael Baldwin.

He began his portrayal of the legal eagle troubled bad boy back on November 26th, 1991. Since that time the character of Michael has evolved into one of the fan favorites in Genoa City.

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The Young and the Restless has revealed that coming in early January 2022, Christian and “Michael Baldwin” will have a special episode dedicated to them to honor the milestone.

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LeBlanc has won the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Daytime Emmy in 2005, 2007, and 2009 for his riveting performances.

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To make the occasion on Friday, Christian and Y&R celebrated his 30 years with a special look-back video of some of his most memorable moments where LeBlanc provided commentary.  You can check it out below.

Share your congrats to Christian for 30 years on a job well-done on The Young and the Restless via the comment section.

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As the World Turns and Guiding Light Favorite, Lisa Brown, Passes Away at 67

In just more heartbreaking news in the soap world in 2021, we have lost another beloved performer.  Lisa Brown, who was so noteworthy for her spunky and emotional turns as Guiding Light’s Nola Reardon from 1980-1985, and later as Iva Snyder on As the World Turns from 1986-1994, has died.

Brown passed away this week on November 24th at the age of 67 following a brief illness.  The news came via the As the World Turns Facebook Fan Group and Soap Opera Digest.

This comes just two months later following the death of her former on-screen love interest Michael Tylo (Ex-Quinton, Guiding Light), who passed away in late September.

Those that followed Lisa’s career know she also starred in the Broadway Musical 42nd Street, while still playing Nola each and every day on Guiding Light.

She is survived by her children: James “Buddy” Nielsen, and daughter Victoria from her first husband Tom Nielsen (Ex-Floyd, GL) in addition to her two grandchildren, Penelope Ruiz-Nielsen and Brayden Hopf, and her second husband Brian Neary.

 

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Brown’s on-screen ATWT daughter, Martha Byrne  (Ex-Lily) simply tweeted, “My heart is broken.”

Share your condolences to Lisa’s family, and let us know of your remembrances of this wonderful actress who gave us so many memorable moments throughout her career via the comment section below. But first, watch Lisa in some of her classic scenes from ATWT and GL.

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TONIGHT: ‘The Magic’ Holiday Movie Featuring Kristos Andrews, Katherine Kelly Lang, Charles Shaughnessy, and More

You can catch some of your favorite soap stars and notables from The Bay in the holiday motion picture drama,The Magic, premiering Thanksgiving night on Popstar!TV at 8pm EST/PST.

The Magic stars Kristos Andrews (Pete/Adam, The Bay) along with, Charles Shaughnessy (Victor, GH), Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke, B&B), Brandon B. Brown, along with Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominee Sally Kirkland and Golden Globe and Oscar nominee Eric Roberts (Ex-Vance, Y&R).

The Bay’s Gregori J. Martin also directed, wrote, and produced this holiday film.

In story, hotshot attorney David Kane (Andrews) has lost the Christmas spirit and closed his heart to love following a tragic loss fifteen years earlier. Now, with the help of his guardian angels, twin sisters Mary Lou and Misty (The Bay’s Bianca and Chiara D’Ambrosio), David soon finds himself falling for paralegal Carolina Castillo (Alejandra Espinoza) and learns to believe in the magic of Christmas all over again.”

If you don’t catch it tonight, The Magic will also be available on digital and on demand starting December 10th on Popstar!TV and other streaming platforms to follow.

You can check out the trailer for the film below.

So, will you be checking out The Magic? Share your thoughts via the comment section.

THE MAGIC – Official Trailer (HD) from LANY Entertainment on Vimeo.

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