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THE TALK Shows Strong Gains In Ratings Spike!

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The one afternoon talk show that truly uses synergy well is CBS’s The Talk!   From consistently inviting guests from the network’s two daytime dramas, The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful, to promoting it’s primetime line-up, and throwing in a dash of current pop culture news and views, the series has just garnered a significant ratings spike for the week ending October 5th.

According to TV By The Numbers, “The Talk posted across-the-board increases in viewers and key women demographics versus the comparable week last year, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Oct. 5. The Talk was up +23% in viewers (2.25m from 1.83m), +13% in women 25-54 (0.9/06 from 0.8/05), +17% in women 18-49 (0.7/05 from 0.6/04) and +25% in women 18-34 (0.5/03 from 0.4/02).  Season-to-date, The Talk  is up +21% in viewers (2.29m from 1.90m), +11% in women 25-54 (1.0/06 from 0.9/05), +25% in women 18-34 (0.5/03 from 0.4/02) and even in women 18-49 (0.7/05).”

Last week’s numbers,  which come out later this Friday, shall be interesting to see as well!  Joshua Morrow of The Young and the Restless was a guest co-host and the series celebrated regular co-host, Sharon Osbourne’s 60th birthday during the ratings period.

So soapers, are you tuning in to The Talk?  Let us know your thoughts!

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Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Despite the series it replaced, my fave soap opera, I do love the ladies of ‘The Talk’. They’re much more interesting to watch than the snore fest that is ‘The View’. I hope they continue to gain and become the no.1 talk show for a group of women against their competition.

Ave
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Ave

I miss Hollie and Leanne. It was a shame they were fired 🙁

Dmitri
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Dmitri

I hate this show, but its no wonder they’re gaining viewers, because rival show Days sucks balls right now! People are tuning out of Days and watching Talk!

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Speak for yourself Dmitri. You must be watching General Hospital in reference to the suck balls show!

Glen
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Glen

Fortunately, this “ratings spike” isn’t hurting their new competition, GH, which was also up significantly from the same week a year ago (from a 1.7/5 and 2.2 million viewers the week of Oct. 3-7, 2011 to a 2.0/7 and 2.7 mil. this year). It’s good to see that there are enough viewers for both shows to thrive.

Shelly
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Shelly

Sorry, I refuse to watch it, or any other talk show that’s replaced a soap. Nope networks, you cannot and did not “train” me. I tune into GH at 2, instead. TV goes off at 3. I still miss my 2 all time favs, As the World Turns and Guiding Light. After ATWT, I really got into OLTL. That’s gone too (I continue to ask…why??).

gloria
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gloria

Agree Shelly. I cannot even stand the promos that run during B&B for this loud awful show. I guess I hate the VIew even more but will NEVER watch one second of anything but a soap during the day. DAMN IT. I LOVED ATWT, GL, OLTL, AMC, Loving, RH, Santa Barbara, every soap ever. I miss them all. I cherish & watch every second of every soap still on the air. It takes me hours to catch up on weekends but I record them in every room in my house on every possible device, I am a DIE HARD SOAP… Read more »

mary
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mary

I avoid talk shows now that they have over ran Tv.Not giving any ratings .They’ll just cancel more soaps.People that love soaps need to take a stand over talk shows taking over.Keep giving them ratings then they’ll just cancel more soaps.

MaryAnne
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MaryAnne

I did watch The Talk but since GH has moved to their new time at 2:00 in my area, I do not watch it any more, Love my GH WAY TOO MUCH !!!!! 🙂

SZima
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SZima

“The Talk” is on at the same time as GH in my area, but even with a DVR, I will never regularly watch this show. The ONLY time I record it is if a soap star is on and I only watch their segment. The rest gets deleted. I hate obnoxious Sheryl, and Julie lost all credibility with me when she started hosting “Big Brother”…another waste-of-time show. I don’t have an opinion about the rest of the gals, but they’re all just a bad as The View ladies when it comes to all talking at once and trying to out-yell… Read more »

Iakovos
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Iakovos

THE TALK is just not very good. And as for CBS and its newfound synergy, well, where was this cross-promotion and such for AS THE WORLD TURNS and GUIDING LIGHT? Although I am glad the Eye network is supporting THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS and THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, I lament the cancellations in recent years of my favorites.

I am forward thinking enough to hold out hope it will be CBS who will relight the daytime drama fire somehow. Everything old is new again, the song lyric goes!

Jared
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Jared

We don’t need any more TALK in daytime or in TV, period.

Zoyla Villareal
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Zoyla Villareal

When will Sharon lose her accent? How long has she lived here?

zv
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zv

When will Sharon lose her accent? How long has she lived here?

As The World Turns

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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REPORT: Clayton Echard Cast as the Next ‘Bachelor’ for its Upcoming 26th Season

After all the turmoil of the previous ‘Bachelor’ seasons, it looks like the ABC reality-dating competition may have found their man.

Multiple sources are reporting that Clayton Echard, who no one has seen yet, and who appears as a suitor in Michelle Young’s season of The Bachelorette, has actually been given the nod to be the lead in the new upcoming 26th season of the series.

On Wednesday, leaked photos appeared online of Echard with a camera crew by E! News  questioning if he would be the new “Bachelor.”

Variety is saying that their sources are saying Echard is ABC’s choice for the lead, but that no official announcement will be forthcoming especially since Young’s season of The Bachelorette which bows October 19th had not even begun.

What we can glean on Echard from his Instagram page is that he is 28-years-old and from Missouri and played college football at U of Missouri and was signed as pro to play with tight end with the Seattle Seahawks, but he is now an orthopaedic saleman.

So, will you be watching the new season of The Bachelor when it comes around most likely in January 2022? Comment below.

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