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15 January 16th, 2015 THE TALK Bests THE VIEW For The First Time In Total Viewers!


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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  1. MBmomof3 says:

    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!


  2. robert says:

    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.


  3. Abruzzfan says:

    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 replied

    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.


  4. lisa says:

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


  5. Amanda says:

    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.


  6. I love gh says:

    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.


  7. Jules says:

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


  8. Mama23 says:

    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.


  9. Charday says:

    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.


  10. KateA says:

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


  11. Shelly says:

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


    CeeCee replied

    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’.


  12. RGreen says:

    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 opposite end of the scale is Julie C. who is as phony as can be and rarely adds anything meaningful to the discussions, but is not offensive. Sharon Osbourne is the loose cannon and within 24 hours she frequently contradicts whatever she said the day before, but she does add an energy that the panel needs. Aisha tends to project a know it all attitude, but at least she does have an opinion on the various topics. Sheryl is almost always over the top and I share almost none of her views, but she seems to have a good heart so that counts for something. I prefer The Talk to The View.


  13. Michael says:

    The ladies on the View are really annoying.


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