CBS may have struck out with the ratings race during the final presidential debate, but good news is here: The Talk has seen the most growth among any daytime network series this season.
The series, which was created by Sara Gilbert, stars Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood and Aisha Tyler.
The Talk has seen its average viewership rise 17 percent from last year at this time, from 1.957 million to 2.294 million. That is an increase of 337,000 viewers - pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty good (TM Larry David).
The Talk's top rival, The View, has lost 349,000 viewers (nine percent of their audience) since last year at this time. Those numbers are pretty close - maybe the The Talk has stolen some of The View's thunder among stay-at-home moms? Of course, The View still dominates with 3.398 million viewers.
In the key 18-49 demo among women, The View still beats the The Talk, with a 1.0 rating against a .07. It holds a similar lead in the women 25-54 demo, with a 1.3 rating versus The Talk's 1.0. Those numbers, like the overall viewership, have risen for The Talk but fallen for The View.
Previously Holly Robinson Peete, Marissa Jarey Winokur and the sexy Leah Remini co-hosted The Talk. Remini should host almost everything, in my opinion. Damn that Kevin James!