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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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Jules

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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bc

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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Chrishell Stause Makes a Return to Days of our Lives

You just never know who you will find in purgatory on Days of our Lives! And now, in a surprise return, Chrishell Stause reprises her role of Jordan Ridgeway in all new episodes on the Peacock streaming soap opera.

In the latest promo released on Friday, Chrishell is seen in the ‘afterlife’ as Kate Roberts runs into Jordan, her old arch-nemesis! Let the games begin.

Stause, who is one of the mainstays of the Netflix reality series, Selling Sunset, comes back to her old stomping grounds at DAYS just as Kayla (Mary Beth Evans), Marlena (Deidre Hall) and Kate have ‘died’ and have all landed in this white space which could be heaven, or is it really hell, or somewhere in between?

Chrishell made her DAYS debut back in August of 2013 and exited the series on March 9th of 2015.  Stause returned in 2019 until Jordan finally met her demise. She returned again in 2020 in a series of flashbacks.

Watch the promo for next week’s episodes of DAYS below.

Now let us know, what do you think of Chrishell returning to DAYS to raise some hell for Kate and company? Comment below.

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Zach Tinker (Sonny, Days and Fenmore, Y&R) has joined the cast of CBS’ freshmen drama Fire Country.  Primetime viewers previously saw him on the season premiere of ABC’s Big Sky.

According to Deadline: Tinker will make his series debut this weekend in a special episode that airs immediately following the AFC Championship game on Sunday night, January 29th.

In Fire Country, Tinker takes on the role of Collin, who is said to be a  humble, charming, and talented probie firefighter.  In addition, it turns out the Collin is the son of a firefighting hero and he now is trying to live up to dear old dad’s name.

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The series is centered around young convict Bode Donovan (Max Thieriot) who joins a firefighting program that returns him to his small Northern California hometown, where he and other inmates work alongside elite firefighters to extinguish massive blazes across the region.

Will you be checking out Zach in his new role on CBS’ Fire Country? Comment below.

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It’s not ending well for Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes. The former GMA3 co-hosts, who had their affair come to light publicly, have been let go by ABC after a lengthy mediation session on Thursday.

Now, the network has severed all ties with Robach and Holmes and they will receive payouts of their contracts.

According to TMZ: the long mediation session was “extremely contentious,” with ABC reps accusing both Amy and T.J. of various forms of misconduct, which one source characterized as “a witch hunt.”

They go on detail that Amy and T.J were told that they did not handle their romance appropriately by waiting too long to disclose it to ABC executives.

ABC expressed that their “behavior on set” was “uncomfortable” for some ABC staff.

Page Six is also reporting that their source shared from the talks, that unless ABC reaches a satisfactory departure agreement with both Amy and T.J., they would both be looking at filing lawsuits against the network.

In additional accusations, ABC said alcohol had been found in Robach’s dressing room.  However, that was disputed as ABC executives had gifted liquor bottles to Robach and other on-air ABC talent. Robach was also accused of showing up “drunk” to work after attending the College Football National Championship last year.  Amy claims she was just tired.

So, what do you think of Robach and Holmes being given the hook by ABC and being show the front door? Comment below.

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