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THE TALK Continues To Increase Ratings! So, Are Single-Host Talk Shows Going To Be A Thing Of The Past?

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With the success of CBS’ The Talk, and before that ABC’s The View, are these type of daytime talk shows the sure-fire hits of the times, while the single host talk series are a fading commodity?

Look no further than this new piece out today from The New York Post, which spoke to The Talk’s lead host, Julie Chen and CBS Daytime executive, Angelica McDaniel.  Chen believes The Talk has experienced significant ratings growth — it’s averaging over 2.3 million viewers, up 16 percent from last season — because its hosts offer diverse viewpoints in a “something for everyone” approach.

Julie Chen went on to say about her co-hosts and finding the right chemistry “What I strongly believe is that you have to find the right TV personalities to gel as a team on the air, which is a very difficult thing to capture. There are a multitude of reasons, but ego is the biggest reason — and what you have with us five ladies is that we all have egos, but we know how to bring out the best in each other.  We’re not in competition with each other.  That’s a very difficult thing with on-air personalities, whether they’re on-air news anchors or talk show hosts. You have to function as a team . . . and you never know the chemistry until you’re in it. It’s like dating.”

Angelica McDaniel also feels that CBS Daytime’s across the board appeal and ratings strength have helped grow The Talk, which was McDaniel’s creative baby!  “Unlike any other network, all of CBS daytime is up.  We have five personalities on The Talk — and, at the end of the day, talent is what really makes or breaks a show,” McDaniel says.

So is The Talk the afternoon talk show that is doing things right?  With across the board synergy for their daytime brand?  Looks like it!  Let us know your thoughts on the subject!

 

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Jules
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Still miss ATWT. To this day, it remains one of my all time favourite soaps (next to DAYS). Even at its worst, there was still so much to love about it.

I don’t watch much of The Talk, unless I know in advance there is a guest I want to watch (including soap stars) but overall, I can’t say they have me as a viewer, no matter how much I like Julie Chen and Ms. O. I’m still bitter over the loss of ATWT.

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That’s great for Julie Chen! Asian americans are very under represented and often discriminated and bullied by hollywood and the mainstream manhattan media complex. Look at how nbc bullied and humiliated part Japanese ann curry. nbc did that to ann curry bec she’s a woman who’s Asian american! the mainstream manhattan media complex and hollywood dehumanize Asian american women by portraying them as a. dragon lady b. hypersexualized for majority white males and c. docile and subservient and passive. nbc thought ann curry could be mocked and bullied bec she’s an Asian american woman and therefore she’s docile and subservient… Read more »

sue
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sue

the Talk – a ripoff of The View

Bill Wilson
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Bill Wilson

Single host talk shows a thing of the past??? Really???? Has Oprah been gone that long? Phil McGraw, Doctor Oz, and Ellen DeGeneres prove that there’s plenty of life in that format. It’s just like the chemistry issue … if you have the right host tied to the right format, it will do just fine. Too many people think that they’re the right host these days. Too few really are.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

AS THE WORLD TURNS belongs in that 2 PM slot. Or at the very least, another daytime drama. Sorry, it’s just how I feel.

Anne
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Anne

The Talk, and so many shows like it: cheap and awful. They are talking about NOTHING. Self-promotion, celebrity chatter, promoting other cheap awful shows. Why are you even acknowledging them? That ATWT is gone, and this crap is in the time slot it held for decades still rankles.

Brad
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Brad

Why are they touting as “Network’s fastest growing daytime show” and making a big deal out of 2.3 million viewers?! For starters, General Hospital is the fastest growing daytime show with ratings growing each week and growing from 2.2 million to almost 3 million daily viewers. Second of all The Talk’s ratings still don’t match As the World Turns. ATWT was averaging 2.4-2.5 million viewers a day. The talk’s growth isn’t that big a deal and it’s stayed at those numbers for weeks and hasn’t gone up anymore so I think it’s time to put the “Network’s fastest growing daytime… Read more »

Dmitri
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Dmitri

The Talk is awful. It is only being bragged about because it was not cancelled like The Revolution, and has higher ratings than The Chew and Katie. Maybe it will stay on, but I think CBS is getting the picture that Soap Operas are what daytime fans want, not crap like this!

susan M.
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susan M.

I AGREE WITH YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ethel
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ethel

the chew is NOT all that!! the only time the people in my circle watch is when they have soap stars on – i dvr the show when ever they have them on & fast forward thru everything is…………..

robert
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robert

Love The Talk. One of the few talk shows I like.

Ces
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Ces

The last thing I want to watch is a bunch of women bitching early in the morning; same reason I don’t want the View and yes, I’m a woman! Hate talk shows.

susan M.
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susan M.

I NEVER watched The Talk or any of the daytime talk shows…I rather watch MY STOREIS over these kind of shows any day……..

Ces
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Ces

ditto! Never watched the Talk or the Chew and don’t plan too. The one or two times I’ve watched the View was extremely annoying. No thank u. I like my TV dramas too 🙂

susan M.
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susan M.

TOO MUCH TALK FOR ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I rather watch DRAMA !!!!!!!

susan M.
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susan M.

I am still pissed that The Chew is still in AMC’s timeslot!!! Their show is getting old ! And I NEVER watched it & never will!!!! Don’t need tips on cooking recipes & how to make this and that….BORING!!!! NO THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SZima
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SZima

Hate the Talk. Just another bunch of women yelling over each other trying to be heard. And they have nothing to say. Too sad.

susan M.
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susan M.

DITTO!

susan M.
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susan M.

Our stories over these kind of shows any day…

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TONIGHT: 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards on CBS

Who will take home the gold at Sunday night’s 73rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards?  Well, from the looks of it .two heavy favorites going into it are Ted Lasso in the comedy categories, and The Crown in the dramatic categories, but as we have seen on previous Emmys there may be upsets afoot.

Other leading contenders through the night will include the series: The Mandalorian, WandaVision, The Handmaid’s Tale, Saturday Night Live, Lovecraft CountryThe Queen’s Gambit and Mare of Easttown.

Cedric the Entertainer will host the three-hour special on CBS beginning at 8 pm EST emanating from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles.  Pandemic and all there will be a return to an opening number.

 

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The broadcast’s executive producer, Ian Stewart, confirmed an opening number, when he previously told Deadline, the number “is going to be a lot of people participating, singing, rapping.  It’s hopefully going to be a very impactful start, a ton of fun.”

The Primetime Emmys will have nominees in attendance, with a more limited amount virtually, and those who have tickets can stay in the venue through the whole show, unlike the Grammys or Oscars were those nominated were ushered in and out.  Look for the Emmys to take place outside the theatre under a tent.

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One Life to Live alum Renée  Elise Goldsberry (Ex-Evangeline) will be competing in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for her role in Hamilton.  Another OLTL alum, Jonathan Groff (Ex-Henry), is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for his role in Hamilton, as well.

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In the Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, Sterling K. Brown tries to win another Emmy for his role as Randall Pearson on This Is Us.   To view all the nominees, head on over to the TV Academy’s website.

This past June, CBS also aired the 48th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in a pre-packaged show for broadcast due to Covid-19 restrictions.

So, who are you rooting for to win the gold at the 73rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards? Comment below.

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Soap Vet Exec Prod and Director, Chris Goutman, Virtual Interview On Tap

The former executive producer of Another World and As the World Turns, Chris Goutman, will appear on a very special episode of The Locher Room next Friday, September 24th.

To celebrate the virtual interview show’s 200th episode, the Emmy Award-winning producer and director will join Alan Locher beginning at 3 p.m. EST / 12 p.m PST.   You can watch it live here.

Having started his career in the soaps an actor appearing on The Doctors, Search for Tomorrow, The Edge of Night and Texas, Goutman moved on to becoming a director and eventually an executive producer.  Chris has directed episodes of nine different daytime dramas.

Goutman currently serves as the Artistic Director, Associate Professor at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

So, will you be tuning-in to see what Chris has to say about his time on AW and ATWT and more? Comment below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Sonny Remembers Carly Just as She Is Marrying Jason

After nine months of being “Mike”, Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) had a major breakthrough as his memory is all coming back to him now (as the Celine Dion song says), and in the process the Tan-O has burned to the ground, signaling the the probable end to the Nixon Falls arc of the story.

As the story picked-up on Thursday, Nina’s (Cynthia Watros) plot to keep Sonny for herself and away from Carly majorly backfired on her.  Not only does Phyllis (Joyce Guy) now know that Nina lied about “Mike’s” identify the entire time, but Peter August (Wes Ramsey) is running wild and free heading back to Port Charles to claim his baby and Maxie (Kirsten Storms), after setting fire to the building.

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Since “Mike” ran in to save Nina and got hit by a beam in the process, he is alone in the burning Tan-O enveloped by flames, but that triggers the beginning of his memory coming back.

Meanwhile, back in Port Charles, Jason (Steve Burton) and Carly (Laura Wright) are at their wedding, with the five family mob bosses present with a plot of their own and everyone wondering if Jarly will say “I do'”.    The two light a candle together for those loved ones no longer with them … ah, Sonny!

Back the burning Tan-O, Sonny is visited by the vision of the real Mike (Max Gail) who tells him it’s time for him to go home now.  A conflicted Sonny tells Mike he is very happy in Nixon Falls with Nina, but Mike tells him he needs to know his past in order to move forward.  When Sonny has flashes of his violent past it frightens him, and he says whatever family he has is better off without him in their lives.

Jax (Ingo Rademacher) tries to text Maxie while still in Nixon Falls with Nina to watch out for Peter, but she is attending and managing Carly and Sonny’s wedding, so she doesn’t pick up the phone!

Inside the Tan-O, Sonny sees a vision of woman, who when she turns and faces him is Carly. While Sonny is lying on the floor and is engulfed in flames and trapped, Mike tells Sonny he can die as “Mike” or live on as the man he truly is, Sonny.  It is then Sonny calls out “Carly!”

So, what did you think of the episode? Do you think Carly and Jason will get married? Will Sonny tells Nina he remembers? What will Nina’s next move be? Are you glad Sonny seems to have his memory back? The episode featured another strong performance by Maurice Benard.  Share your thoughts below.

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