How WATCH ABC Changes Will Affect Viewing of 'GH,' 'The View' and 'The Chew'; Shows Also on Hulu Plus

How WATCH ABC Changes Will Affect Viewing of ‘GH,’ ‘The View’ and ‘The Chew’; Shows Also on Hulu Plus

 
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Cliff Lipson/CBS

During first quarter 2014, CBS’ full daytime lineup was up 13% compared to first quarter 2013, per Nielsen Media Research data. Additionally, “The Talk” and “Let’s Make a Deal” delivered their largest-ever first quarter in total viewers and key women. Meanwhile, “The Young and the Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful” delivered their largest audiences since first quarter 2008, with “Y&R” averaging 5.51 million viewers, up 11% from last year, and “B&B” averaging 4.02 million viewers, up 10% from last year. “The Price is Right” was also attracted its best numbers since 2004 and 2005, respectively.

With an average of 2.92 million viewers tuning in daily, “Talk” was up 17% year-to-year while matching its best first quarter performance in the key Women 25-54 demo with a 1.1/06 (rating/share).

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Axelle/Bauer-Griffin; Jason Merritt/Getty Images; Angela Weiss/Getty Images

As Aisha Tyler said yesterday on “The Talk,” John Mayer has a history of being a little bit of a stomp-around, and according to a recent Perez Hilton story about his breakup with singer Katy Perry, he’s living up to the reputation!

According to the gossip site, the reason Perry broke it off with Mayer was because of his cheating ways: It seems he’s been busy sexting “General Hospital’s” Kelly Monaco (Sam McCall), whom he reportedly met years ago!

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@MelodyThomasSco/Twitter

On Friday, March 28, “CBS Sunday Morning” correspondent Mo Rocca was on hand to film scenes alongside “The Young and the Restless” actresses Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman) and Amelia Heinle (Victor Newman) for an upcoming appearance on daytime TV’s top rated drama series. News of Rocca’s appearance came to light when the correspondent tweeted a picture of himself with the ladies while noting he’ll be portraying the role of Milton the accountant in scenes scheduled to air on Wednesday, April 30, per a tweet by Scott. 

Rocca’s appearance on “Y&R” isn’t his first time appearing during the daytime hours on the network. Rocca most recently appeared in an October 2013 episode of “The Talk,” during a segment in which he shared America’s favorite family recipes with the co-hosts.



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Sean Smith/JPI Studios

Soap opera ratings for the end of February may have been a little low (as Soap Opera Network reported here), but as for the month as a whole? “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless” kicked some major you-know-what!

According to Nielsen live plus same day ratings, both CBS sudsers championed during February Sweeps, boasting their largest February audiences since 2008! “Y&R” averaged 5.28 million viewers, up 13% from last year, while “B&B” averaged 3.88, up 8% since last year.

What’s more, “The Talk” and “Let’s Make a Deal” delivered their best February sweeps performances ever! “The Talk” averaged 2.94 million viewers, and “Let’s Make a Deal” averaged 3.23 million viewers. “The Price Is Right” was also up in ratings since last year, averaging 5.46 viewers.

Congratulations, CBS!



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Lisette M. Azar/CBS

Lisette M. Azar/CBS

Real life brother and sister duo Heather Tom (Katie Logan, “The Bold and the Beautiful”) and David Tom (Billy Abbott, “The Young and the Restless”) appeared on yesterday’s episode “The Talk,” and if you missed the exciting clip, you’re in luck!

CBS has released a video of the siblings’ appearance with hosts Sara GilbertSheryl UnderwoodAisha TylerSharon Osbourne and Julie Chen. Watch below to view the actors chatting about everything from how they got their start to how their soap alter egos will survive their latest onscreen drama.

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The Bold and the Beautiful Mast Head by Soap Opera Network

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Sean Smith/JPI Studios

Sean Smith/JPI Studios

Sean Smith/JPI Studios

Cupid may be fluttering around shooting love arrows left and right, but it seems he hasn’t been able to successfully connect “The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Katie (Heather Tom) and Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) — at least, not yet! But does Katie even truly care for Ridge? Or is her attraction based out of revenge toward her sister, Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang), who swooped in and dated her former hubby, Bill (Don Diamont)? And what about the Logan sister’s relationship: Will they ever be as close as they once were, or have these recent matters of the heart permanently decimated their sibling bond? Read on to find out!

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Sean Smith/JPI Studios

Sean Smith/JPI Studios

Huge congratulations are in order for CBS Daytime, as the network’s entire lineup managed to attract its largest weekly audience in more than eight years!

According to Nielsen ratings for the week of Monday, January 27 through Friday, January 31, “The Talk” averaged 3.19 million viewers — its largest weekly audience ever — while “Let’s Make a Deal” part one attracted 3.71 million viewers, and “Let’s Make a Deal” part two attracted 4.22 million viewers — also the show’s highest ratings ever. With 6.08 million viewers, “The Price Is Right” part one posted its highest ratings since December of 2004, while “The Price Is Right” part two garnered 7.12 million viewers, its highest since December 2005.

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Sean Smith/JPI Studios

CBS Daytime is proving that it just won’t stop when it comes to high ratings, with the latest Nielsen live plus same day numbers showing another increase for “The Young and the Restless” and record breaking numbers for “The Talk!”

According to a CBS press release, “The Bold and the Beautiful” delivered a weekly audience of 4.14 million viewers for the week ending Sunday, January 12. Meanwhile, “The Young and the Restless” had its best week since January 2010 with a whopping 5.47 million viewers.

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Sony Pictures Television

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Sonja Flemming/CBS

The recent behind-the-scenes drama over at “The Young and the Restless” has created quite a storm, but a little bit of sunshine broke through the clouds today when CBS announced it has renewed the 40-year-old soap opera through 2017. Fans of the show have taken to Twitter to congratulate the cast and crew, and they’re not alone in the celebration: The actors are also thrilled that the sudser they call home received the official extension.

“This is amazing news!” Daniel Goddard (Cane) tweeted. “You, our amazing fans, will get to enjoy ‘Y&R’ for years to come!”

Added Joshua Morrow (Nicholas): “Huge thank you to all of our fans… U appreciate what we do… U stick with us through our ups and downs… our rich history lives on because of u!”

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CBS Broadcasting, Inc.

CBS Broadcasting, Inc.

During the CBS portion of the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour this morning, Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment, announced the early renewals of the network’s full daytime lineup consisting of soap operas “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless,” game shows “Let’s Make a Deal” and “The Price is Right,” and talk show “The Talk.” The renewal for next season (2014-2015)  follows a season full of growth for the network in viewers and the all important key women sales demos for all of its daytime programs. “Y&R” was renewed through the 2016-2017 season, the network said.

“The return of all five of our CBS Daytime shows is a credit to the collaborative spirit of the casts, crews and staff who work tirelessly to make their creative vision come to life,” said Angelica McDaniel, Senior Vice President, CBS Daytime. “A special thank you goes out to our loyal fans for watching and for making us #1 in daytime.”

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