With game shows "Let's Make a Deal" and "The Price is Right," "The Talk" and daytime drama "The Bold and the Beautiful," CBS Daytime continues to grow its audience year-over-year after just one week into the new television season (week of September 22-26) based on Nielsen Media Research live plus same day ratings data.
The final week of the 2013-2014 television season came to a close last week (week of September 15-19, 2014) and CBS Daytime ended the year on top for the 28th consecutive year! "The Bold and the Beautiful" attracted its largest audience since the 2006-07 television season, while "The Young and the Restless" scored its most watched season in viewers since the 2009-10 television season. Meanwhile, "Let's Make a Deal" and "The Talk" hit their best numbers ever in viewers as "The Price is Right 1" delivered its largest audience since the 2004-05 season and "The Price is Right 2" brought in its biggest audience since the 2006-07 season.
With the summer season right around the corner, CBS' "The Young and the Restless" is preparing for the heat with the power of feeling. In a newly released promo, the soap uses the word "feel" to get viewers interested in the stories taking place during the summer months. "Feel the rush. Feel the emotion. Feel the heat. It's your feel good show of the summer," text from the promo states, while reminding fans that it has been the #1 daytime soap opera for 25 years in the all important Nielsen ratings (households and total viewers only).
With the traditional 2013-2014 television season (September to May) now concluded, CBS Daytime has posted overall year-to-year growth in total viewers, while also posting 2014 May Sweep increases in viewers and in the key sales demos compared to the 2013 May Sweeps period.
It’s been a long time coming, but the date for the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards has officially been set: A spokesperson for the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences confirms that the ceremony will be taking place on Sunday, June 22 at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.
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.
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.
With its lineup consisting of soaps "The Young and the Restless" and "The Bold and the Beautiful," game shows "The Price is Right" and "Let's Make a Deal," and talker "The Talk," CBS Daytime posted double-digit growth during the fourth quarter in viewers compared to the year-ago period, while each series was up or even in Women 25-54 and Women 18-49. In fact, "Y&R" was first in both key women demos.
Aisha Tyler ("The Talk") and Wayne Brady ("Let's Make a Deal") are not only appearing daily in their successful CBS Daytime shows, but the two have also joined together to successfully re-launch "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" the former ABC series "where everything is made up and the points do not matter." Now airing on The CW for a summer run, "Whose Line" averaged 2.9 million viewers and 1.1/4 in Adults 18-49 for its two-episode premiere last night according to TVbytheNumbers. Per the website, show helped give The CW its best performance in Adults 18-49 rating in its given time period since February 1, 2011.
On Sunday, June 16, CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" and "The Young and the Restless" were the big winners at the 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards, which celebrated the best in soaps, talk, game shows and more. In celebration of their multiple Emmy wins, CBS has released promos for both "B&B" and "Y&R," which includes highlights for the entire CBS Daytime lineup. In addition to the CBS soaps, NBC has released a promo highlighting "Days of our Lives'" win for Outstanding Drama Series and Chandler Massey's (Will Horton) second win for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series.
Paris Jackson remains hospitalized after a suicide attempt. Marie Osmond weighs in, saying she relates, coming from an iconic show business family and having lost her own son to suicide:
In an interview published in the newest issue of Soap Opera Digest, Maria Arena Bell, the former executive producer and head writer of "The Young and the Restless," shares that the soap submitted episodes #9,999 and #10,000 as part of their Emmy reel in the category of Outstanding Drama Series for the "40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards."
Looking at how daytime television has become the pre-primtime of the entertainment landscape in more ways than one, Variety.com, now part of Penske Business Media, LLC (owners of Deadline.com and TVLine.com), has highlighted several of daytime's biggest stars in front of and behind the scenes who help make the daily drama, the fun & games and the topics of discussion millions of viewers tune into each and every weekday. Those featured in the article include Angelica McDaniel (Senior Vice President, CBS Daytime), Frank Valentini (Executive Producer, "General Hospital") Kelly Ripa (Tak Show Host, "Live with Kelly and Michael"; ex-Hayley Vaughan Santos, "All My Children"), Heather Tom (Katie Spencer, "The Bold and the Beautiful"), Katie Couric (Talk Show Host, "Katie"), Judge Judy Sheindlin (Judge, "Judge Judy"), Carla Hall and Clinton Kelly (Co-Hosts, "The Chew") and many more.
In a press release issued by CBS, the network is touting the ongoing solid performance of its daytime lineup consisting of "The Bold and the Beautiful," "The Young and the Restless," "Let's Make a Deal," "The Price is Right" and "The Talk." During the 2013 February Sweeps ratings period, each series increased in Total Viewers, as well as in the various women demographics from their same performance during the February 2012 Sweeps ratings period.