With each episode featuring different cast members from “The Young and the Restless” as the soap celebrated its 50th anniversary, CBS’ “The Talk” attracted its largest audience in more than a year during the week of March 20-24, 2023, Deadline recently reported.
The series averaged 1.64 million viewers for the week, marking its best performance among Total Viewers since at least the week of January 31-February 4, 2022. The show was on par with its season average in Women 25-54, scoring a 0.3 rating. Around 212,000 viewers came from the key sales demo.
Grouped by either their character’s relationships or age group, 15 cast members from “The Young and the Restless” appeared on the daily talk series hosted by Akbar Gbajabiamila, Amanda Kloots, Jerry O’Connell, Natalie Morales and Sheryl Underwood.
The Monday, March 20 episode was the most watched overall, averaging 1.75 million viewers. The episode, featuring actors Peter Bergman, Beth Maitland, Eileen Davidson and Jason Thompson, each portraying a member of the iconic Abbott family, was highlighted by a behind-the-scenes look from the show’s Television City studio as presented by O’Connell. The last time a single episode of the show attracted as many viewers was on May 23, 2022, when “The Neighborhood” star Max Greenfield appeared as a guest.
The rest of the week featured cast members Camryn Grimes, Bryton James, Michael Gaziadei, Christel Khalil, Melody Thomas Scott, Jess Walton, Sharon Case, Joshua Morrow, Michelle Stafford, Tracey Bregman and Christian Le Blanc.
Former NFL player Victor Cruz guest hosted the Wednesday, March 22 through Friday, March 24 episodes. Michelle Miller from “CBS Saturday Morning” appeared to discuss her new book entitled “Belonging: A Daughter’s Search for Identity Through Loss and Love.” Katee Sackhoff also appeared.
Now in its 13th season, “The Talk” airs weekdays at 2:00 p.m. ET/1:00 p.m. PT on CBS. The series is also available to stream live and On Demand on Paramount+.