Jerry O’Connell Nears Deal To Join ‘The Talk’

Jerry O’Connell, a favorite among daytime TV fans, is nearing a deal to become a full-time co-host on The Talk, a person with knowledge of the conversations says. He’ll effectively replace Sharon Osbourne, who left the CBS show in March. A second individual says negotiations between O’Connell and the talk show have been on and off since at least May.

Relationships Help Daytime TV Soldier On

TVNewsCheck‘s Michael Depp talks with Stu Weiss, founder of Studio City/PXL about daytime television’s best ongoing value proposition — the longstanding relationships viewers forge with its offerings.

Daytime TV’s Dark Side

Long before Ellen DeGeneres’ show came under fire, culture problems were rife at several shows produced by Telepictures: “What you had at ‘Ellen’ are showrunners who came from notoriously toxic environments.”

Daytime, Cable News Get Viewing Boost

With people staying home to avoid spreading the coronavirus, total TV viewing time is up 85% in late March, compared to a year ago, and daytime and cable news are the biggest beneficiaries, according to a new analysis of data from Samba TV.

Super Soap: ‘General Hospital’ Turns 55

Just as there have been advances in the field of medicine over the past 55 years that have resulted in people living longer, so, too, have there been changes and improvements at General Hospital that have kept the long-running soap opera thriving in today’s crowded TV landscape.

‘Jane The Virgin’ Star Baldoni Preps Talk Show

The Men’s Room will be based on Justice Baldoni’s real-life social media presence and set in a trendy Los Angeles restaurant. While the talk show space has been dominated by daytime shows with female casts like The View and The Talk, Baldoni says, the time is right for men to enter the genre, partly because of the increased conversation around gender equality. He says he would like to see the show air on HBO or Netflix.

Daytime TV’s Newest Star? Sean Spicer

He is no match for The Young and the Restless. But he is beating The Bold and the Beautiful. Sean Spicer’s daily briefings, carried live by the major cable news networks, are drawing an average 4.3 million viewers, according to Nielsen.


Temperature Check: The State Of Daytime TV

Daytime’s still losing luster but here’s an interesting trend: Lifestyle shows by local affiliates offering advertisers prominent placement. Compass Point//McCann’s investment team talks about the state of daytime television from a media perspective.


Why Daytime TV Is A Talk-Obsessed Hell

Daytime soaps once ruled the mainstream networks, but they have been replaced by the far cheaper marketplace of opinion, quizzes and judgment as handed down in very brown courtrooms. For over 12 hours, from the opening bell of the morning shows to the showbiz gossip shows after the evening news, this wonderland of banter, bitching and shiny bazaar is populated by sunny smiles and Botoxed brows as rich, cosseted presenters vie to reassure they are just like the moms and stay-at-homes watching them.

‘Katie’ Crashed, But Viewers Love Daytime

New shows struggle to win over the loyal audiences that daytime TV promises.


Obama Campaign Turns To Daytime TV Ads

Spending represents a shift away from advertising during local news broadcasts, long considered a natural spot for campaign ads because they draw the most politically active audience.

Angelica McDaniel To Head Daytime At CBS

Daytime TV Less Soapy, More Talky

In the television world of Pine Valley, change doesn’t mean progress. But with All My Children‘s whole town packing up to move from ABC to the Internet after Friday’s series finale, who knows what comes next? A revival of the game show genre? A Last Comic Standing hosted by NBC news anchor Brian Williams? Stranger things have happened; take a look at the emerging daytime landscape.

New Daytime Contenders Up Against ‘Judy’

Daytime television may have lost Oprah Winfrey, but new entrants — including CNN anchor Anderson Cooper — may have an even bigger competitor to face: Judge Judy. Judge Judy, with tough-talking Judge Judy Sheindlin sitting on the bench, is the most popular syndicated program on television and the most-watched daytime show. Over the last five years, the audience of Judge Judy has ballooned by nearly a third to more than 8 million while The Oprah Winfrey Show fell by the same amount, down to 5.6 million in its final season this year.

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