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!