‘The Talk’ Ratings Down 27% From Last Season – Could Sharon Osbourne Flap Give It a Lift?

Tony Maglio
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Sharon Osbourne probably wouldn’t see it this way, but all the buzz surrounding her on-air defense of Piers Morgan could actually be a good thing for “The Talk.” At least in terms of ratings, which have been in decline since last September. Season-to-date, the CBS series ranks eighth among daytime talk shows in total viewers. It ranks 11th among adults 18-49 and 13th in adults 25-54. Those rankings include the third and fourth hours of the “Today” show. That’s not much to “Talk” about. Also Read: Sharon Osbourne Calls 'The Talk' Fight About Piers Morgan the 'Biggest Setup Ever' (Video) “The Talk” is currently averaging 1.509 million total viewers, down 27% from the previous television season. Of those, 243,000 viewers come from the adults 25-54 demographic and 159,000 in adults 18-49. Meanwhile, ABC’s “The View” is averaging 2.978 million total viewers, which is up 14% from the previous season and ranks it in first place among the daytime talk show competition. Of that tally, 395,000 viewers come from the adults 25-54 demographic and 266,000 viewers in adults 18-49. In both age demos, “The View” ranks fourth among all daytime talk shows. “The Talk’s” decline is a pretty rough one, but...

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