×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

CBS’ ‘The Talk’ Outdraws ABC’s ‘The View’ For the First Time

CBS’ “The Talk,” a daytime chatfest inspired by “The View,” was more popular than the ABC program in a week for the first time.

Amid a backdrop of more pending changes in the lineup of “The View,” the five-year-old CBS talkshow edged ahead in total viewers, 2.95 million to 2.88 million, according to Nielsen estimates for the week of Jan. 5-9. This is the largest audience for “The Talk” since last February.

The shows don’t go head-to-head, but the victory certainly gives “The Talk” some bragging rights in a week when it is also getting some latenight exposure on CBS.

“The Talk,” moderated by Julie Chen, had previously tied “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).

Last week was something of an atypical week for “The View,” as it was pre-empted in some Eastern and Central markets on Friday. Also, Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie Perez were missing from the panel.

Variety reported earlier this week that after only four months on “The View,” Perez will be leaving the ABC morning show. Perez had taken off the month of January to appear in the Broadway play “Fish in the Dark,” but it’s understood that she won’t be coming back to the Hot Topics table once she’s done.

More TV

  • Sean "Diddy" Combs Revolt TV

    Sean Combs Slams 'Illusion of Economic Inclusion' at Comcast Amid Byron Allen Fight

    Sean Combs has come out swinging against Comcast in a lengthy statement prompted by the cable giant’s legal battle with Entertainment Studios chief Byron Allen. Combs accused Comcast of maintaining “the illusion of economic inclusion” in its handling of a carriage agreement with Combs’ Revolt TV channel. Combs was critical of Comcast for failing to [...]

  • Oprah Winfrey during a tribute to

    TV News Roundup: OWN Orders Celebrity Relationship Series '#LoveGoals'

    In today’s TV news roundup, OWN orders a new unscripted relationship series and Disney Channel orders new seasons of “The Owl House” and “Sydney to the Max.”  DATES ABC will live broadcast the “2020 NCAA Gymnastics Championship Final” on April 18. The semi finals will air the day before at 1 and 6 p.m. ET. [...]

  • Sissy book cover

    Showtime to Develop Series Based on Jacob Tobia Memoir 'Sissy' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Showtime is developing a half-hour dramedy based on Jacob Tobia’s memoir, Variety has learned exclusively. Tobia is a non-binary LGBTQ rights activist, actor, producer, and author. Their memoir, “Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story,” was published earlier this year by Putnam Books at Penguin Random House. The series, currently titled “Sissy,” would follow Tobi Gibran, a non-binary college [...]

  • Invisible Stories from HBO Asia

    Singapore Festival: HBO Asia Tells ‘Invisible Stories’

    HBO Asia has expanded its burgeoning production slate with six-episode half-hour series “Invisible Stories.” The first two episodes of the show, “Lian” and “Chuan,” play at the Singapore International Film Festival on Nov. 28. The series is by writer and director Ler Jiyuan, who previously directed part of HBO Asia Original series “Grisse.” “Like 80% [...]

  • Jane Galloway Heitz

    'Glee' Actress Jane Galloway Heitz Dies at 78

    Jane Galloway Heitz, known for playing the character of Lillian Adler on “Glee,” has died, according to an obituary posted in the Chicago Tribune. She was 78. The actress only appeared in person twice on the Fox show, once in the pilot and on another occasion in 2015, as her character’s image appeared in a [...]

  • Days of Our Lives Bill Hayes

    'Days of Our Lives' Renewed for Season 56 at NBC

    Daytime soap opera “Days of Our Lives” is nearing a deal for a renewal for a 56th season at NBC. According to an individual with knowledge of the situation, the deal for the new season is not done yet but all signs point to it being closed soon. The news comes less than two weeks [...]

  • Survivor

    'Survivor' Mishandling Sexual Harassment Is Irresponsible and Infuriating (Column)

    Watching the Nov. 20 episode of “Survivor,” you’d never know that the show’s currently muscling its way through one of the biggest, ugliest controversies of its 20-year run. There were no explicit mentions of the sexual harassment controversy that had swallowed the Nov. 13 merge episodes whole, giving the impression that the show would rather [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content