Last week as Julie Chen, Aisha Tyler, Sara Gilbert, Sheryl Underwood and Sharon Osbourne each revealed a never-before-known secret to the audience and to each other on the season four premiere of The Talk, the series was cleaning up in the ratings department! In fact, the CBS afternoon talker delivered it’s largest weekly audience ever, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending September 15th!
The Talk averaged 2.80 million viewers, up +20% over last year’s premiere audience of 2.33 million viewers. Among women 25-54, The Talk averaged 1.2/08, also up +20% over last year’s 1.0/06 and matching its all-time high in the demo.
And according to the Hollywood Reporter, “This is the closest The Talk‘s audience has ever come to its main competitor, The View. The momentum of The Talk‘s growth during such a pivotal year for The View should prove to be one of the more interesting daytime ratings stories over the 2013-14 season. ”
So after watching season four premiere of The Talk, or if you just watched our video clip coverage of the reveal of the co-hosts secrets which one touched you the most? Aisha Tyler’s fertility struggles? Julie Chen’s eye surgery to look less Asian? Sara Gilbert’s story of dating then co-star Johnny Galecki and telling him she was gay, and living with the secret? Sharon Osbourne having a fling with Jay Leno? Or Sheryl Underwood admitting her twin had died shortly after birth, and that her mother stabbed her father? Comment below!