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The Talk Has Steady Ratings Even After Panel Change

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The Talk Ratings Are Steady

Looks like viewers didn't think it was a very big deal that Leah Remini and Holly Robinson Peete bounced from the show, as it's holding steady in numbers — almost exactly like the ratings it had last month with the two still there.

With Leah Remini and Holly Robinson Peete off the show, and Sharon Osbourne, Sara Gilbert, Molly Shannon, Julie Chen and Sheryl Underwood leading the chat fest, here’s where we’re at after the first two days of the show’s second season: The Talk delivered a 1.8 household rating on Tuesday and a 1.9 on Wednesday.

That’s right in line with the last full month of The Talk ratings in July (1.9 average) and up slightly from the last in-season month in May (1.7 average). So no big audience surge for the new Talk panel, but no drop off either.

We loved the idea of Molly joining the cast, so we're pleased to hear that others are enjoying her as well!

The show is just as good! Love it!

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24 comments to “The Talk Has Steady Ratings Even After Panel Change”

  1. 1

    Well I just think that it stinks that they got ride of Leah and Holly. I really miss them. I will no longer watch. I like Molly Shannon…. but the way they treated Leah and Holly was just plain wrong. Too bad I really loved that show. Well guess it's on to Anderson Cooper's new show.

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    I agree that it was terrible—why not get ride of the ones that have 2 jobs. Leah could be a bit much and silly at times but Holly was always good. I think people will leave as soon as something comes on opposite the show that is decent. I was beginning to like the show as well if not better than The View—-not anymore!

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    I agree with you guys. Leah and Holly were what made the show as far as I'm concerned. I have no interest in watching now. And I too think viewership will eventually fall off. CBS did them WRONG! Probably all Chenbot and her husband. I really dislike her.

  4. 4

    I'm not surprised the ratings were't bad. Most of the viewers had no idea of the cast change. It hasn't been reported anywhere because CBS has chosen to ignore that the former popular hosts existed. Let's see how te ratings are in a couple of weeks, especially after Sharon becomes MIA!

  5. 5

    Just proves that the whole ratings system is BS! I stopped watching, and so did everyone I knew that actually watched in the first place!

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    Also, they are pretending a 1.9 is a success now? That is what ATWT was getting when it was pulled off the aIr by CBS!

  7. 7

    When it premiered they said it would be different from the View because it would be from the prospective of Mothers. Well, Sheryl Underwood has no kids. Holly has a special needs kid but I guess they don't care about that viewpoint anymore. Sara hardly says anything, Leah would have to drag stuff out of her. But Perez would pitch a fit of they got rid of the lesbian.
    I think they are trying to create conflict like the View. Sheryl refers to herself as a God-fearing black Republican. How long before you start hating her Perez?

  8. 8

    I can't believe that nobody meantioned their departure.
    I like the show.
    But calling it "The Talk" & you don't even explain the changing of hosts.

  9. 9

    U R truly an IDIOT! "Yeah, we're making major changes and we hope to drop slightly or stay the same???" MORON!! Drink that CBS PR lemonade much Perez?

  10. 10

    LOL "just as good". Viewers are only curious. The ratings will drop…the show is sh!it without Leah

  11. 11

    The show is now horrible. I dvr'd it everyday last year. I loved Leah–she MADE the show. There is no way you can make a ratings comparison from August to September and call it success. The show was in repeats! It is unwatchable now!

  12. 12

    Went to the season opener on Tuesday,fell asleep during the show. The worst ever. Get rid of Julie,she is the biggest snob and bore.

  13. 13

    I am so angry with the decision that has been made regarding Leah Remini. CBS YOU ARE MAKING A HUGE MISTAKE! I looked forward to watching The Talk every day and DVR'd every episode. Leah is the only reason this show was fun to watch. She might be loud, inappropriate, and sometimes even annoying, but she's real and her difference of opinion is what made the show half way interesting. Why when something works does some executive butt their stupid ass in?! I have a feeling this isn't even about what the viewers want, this is some insecure woman that sits at the table with Leah, who doesn't get the spotlight she thinks she deserves. I guarantee this show will not survive another season. So when it gets cancelled, don't make excuses about ratings or sponsors. It will be because LEAH REMINI is no longer on the show making people laugh, think, and relate to life. YOU F'ED THIS UP CBS!!!

  14. 14

    Perez, did they pay you to put that press release out? Factor in the fact that a significant amount of people were watching just to see if the cowards said anything (and they didn't) and a lot figured that Holly and Leah were on vacation like Mrs. O always is and has people filling in for her. The reason I watched the show was because despite all their individual quirks and annoyances, as a whole they all seemed like they had good chemistry and were strong women. When they got rid of the two in such a backstabbing, cowardly way they lost me as a viewer.

  15. 15

    I too was shocked that they made NO mention of Leah and Holly being gone. When "The View" looks back at their 15 yr past, they ALWAYS acknowledge who came before and who went and why. If "The Talk" lasts, will they do the same when they look back? Obviously not because they can't even acknowledge it right now. I like Molly and find Sheryl very funny but it's not the same.

  16. 16

    Yes, I too am curious to know how much Julies' hubby paid Perez to post this???? I really enjoyed The Talk last season, and was so sad to hear they let Lean and Holly go. I gave the show 2 days of my time, but without the "regulars" I was bored to death; haven't wasted my time to watch it since, seriously, why bother? Sara Gilbert had a vision for this show - and she NAILED IT - with that original cast of 5!! Sara must be heartbroken that Julie and company (Mr. Moonves) took her idea and ruined it!! Hindsight is 20/20, but I bet Sara wishes she had chosen a different network for her vision.

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    no wonder the viewers haven't dropped off. I never realized Leah and Holly were gone until today. I thought maybe they were still on vacation. There was no announcement. what happened? Can anyone tell us? Were they fired over break? At least when someone was fired on the view (or "quit") there was an announcement. The thing i liked about The Talk was that the women were truly friends. I hate the new format!

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  20. LuSea says – reply to this


    I sure did not know of the change when Leah and Holly left or why they are gone we do not know. But I tried watching it a couple of times but it has no sing to it now. Since Julie sleeps with the CEO as she has let it be known she will stay, But people will watch because of Sharon - she is good and she should be the host of the show. Julie is not all that great. I do not watch it any more - We will see how long the show last and if it does it is because of Sharon - the best thing on the show now.

  21. 21

    I don't think the talk should get to excited yet.

  22. 22

    Re: purplesprings – I have not watched, and doubt many others have and if they have they won't for long.

  23. 23

    I love this show with or without the changes.. Just finished watching today and I still think is pretty funny..

  24. 24

    Once i saw the Kris Jenner, mother of the porn star, I stopped watching. You can have her on but get rid of Holly and Leah? Sad. Thank goodness for cable. click