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'The Bold and the Beautiful' and 'The Young and the Restless' Begin the New Year with Their Largest Audiences Since Last February


The Talk outdelivered The View in viewers for the first time ever with first-run episodes and tied in key women demos, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week of January 5-9, 2015.

While The Talk previously tied The View in key women demographics, this marks the first time original episodes have also finished first in viewers.

The Talk averaged 2.95 million viewers, up +9% from last week and marking its largest weekly average audience since the week of February 8-12, 2014. The Talk beat The View by +2% in viewers (vs. 2.88m). In key women demographics, both shows averaged 1.0 in women 25-54 and 0.7 in women 18-49.

CBS's daytime dramas also opened the year strongly as The Bold and the Beautiful delivered 4.05 million viewers, its largest weekly audience since the week of February 1-5, 2014, while The Young and the Restless scored its biggest audience since the week of February 15-19, 2014 with an average of 5.11 million viewers.

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