CBS Daytime Soars to Largest Weekly Audience In More than 8 Years; 'The Young & the Restless' Has Best Week Since 2008, 'The Bold & The Beautiful' Since 2007

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February 6th, 2014


via press release:

"The Talk" and "Let's Make a Deal" Hit Series Highs


"The Price is Right" Delivers Largest Audience Since the Mid-2000s


"The Bold & the Beautiful" Hauls in Biggest Audience Since 2007 While "The Young and the Restless" Has Best Week Since 2008


            CBS Daytime soared to its largest weekly audience in more than eight years as the Network's entire lineup hit ratings milestones, according to Nielsen ratings for the week ending Feb. 2.


For the week, CBS Daytime averaged 4.79 million viewers, it largest weekly viewership since the week ending Dec. 30, 2005.  Among women 25-54, CBS Daytime averaged 1.6/09, its largest average since the week ending Feb. 21, 2010.


Among the Network's daytime programs, both THE TALK and LET'S MAKE A DEAL delivered series highs in viewers while matching their series-best women demographics.  For the week, THE TALK averaged 3.19 million viewers, its largest weekly audience ever and matched its best women 25-54 ratings (1.2/07).  Both LET'S MAKE A DEAL 1 (3.71m) and LET'S MAKE A DEAL 2 (4.22m) delivered their largest weekly audience to-date.


THE PRICE IS RIGHT 1 posted its largest weekly audience (6.08m) since the week ending Dec. 31, 2004, while THE PRICE IS RIGHT 2 had its largest audience (7.12m) since the week ending Jan. 1, 2005.


The Network's daytime dramas also delivered milestone weeks, with THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL soaring to its largest audience (4.17m) since the week ending April 13, 2007 and THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS scoring its best weekly audience (5.73m) since the week ending Feb. 29, 2008 and its best women 25-54 ratings (2.3/12) since Feb. 4, 2011.

  • DaysFanSince83

    Why do the worst shows do so well in the ratings??

  • GabrielleFan

    Y&R is a fantastic show and deserves everyone of those viewers. The show is on fire and Jill Farren Phelps deserves so much of the credit. She’s doing a wonderful job! Very happy for Y&R

  • Derrick

    Go CBS especially Y&R and B&B……………….

  • Patrick Ferrando

    I’m not a Phelps fan, but I AM a huge YR fan and a viewer since the late ’70’s. I’m so glad that the show, and soaps in general are returning to healthier numbers. I do think that this year’s winter weather has had a part in a larger audience, however, even if the numbers drop off in the next couple of weeks this is still a huge success story for CBS. Great news!

  • TV&MovieBuff

    JayTN — The site has added the ABC press release now too.

  • TV&MovieBuff

    So happy for CBS and esp. Y&R and B&B. So glad to see them doing well.

  • moshane58

    Great for Y&R and B&B. Notice the different press release for ABC and none mention GH…Not surprised

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