Published On: Wed, Apr 28th, 2021

The Talk ratings plummet as it  becomes the lowest-rated daytime program

The Talk ratings plummet as it becomes the lowest-rated daytime program as the show returns following Sharon Osbourne’s dramatic exit

The Talk returned with original episodes for the first time since Sharon Osbourne’s abrupt exit from the show, and the ratings have plummeted even further.

The CBS syndicated talk show returned on April 13, its first episode in nearly a month after Osbourne’s abrupt exit, after getting into a heated argument with Sheryl Underwood over her support for Piers Morgan.

The Talk had been suffering from slipping ratings even before the hiatus, but Soap Opera Network reports it has now fallen to become the lowest-rated daytime show. 

Ratings plummet: The Talk returned with original episodes for the first time since Sharon Osbourne’s abrupt exit from the show, and the ratings have plummeted even further

Sharon quits: The CBS syndicated talk show returned on April 13, its first episode in nearly a month after Osbourne's abrupt exit, after getting into a heated argument with Sheryl Underwood over her support for Piers Morgan

Sharon quits: The CBS syndicated talk show returned on April 13, its first episode in nearly a month after Osbourne’s abrupt exit, after getting into a heated argument with Sheryl Underwood over her support for Piers Morgan

The ratings report for the week of April 12-16 revealed The Talk came in last place in both the Women 18-49 demographic (0.23 rating) and the Women 25-54 demographic (0.35 rating).

It was reported in mid-March, just after Osbourne left the show over the drama with Underwood, that the show was averaging 1.505 million total viewers, down a whopping 27% from the previous season where it averaged 2.057 million viewers.

It ranked last among the 13 daytime programs in all ratings categories, while The View has taken advantage, up 14% from last season as of March.

Ratings: The ratings report for the week of April 12-16 revealed The Talk came in last place in both the Women 18-49 demographic (0.23 rating) and the Women 25-54 demographic (0.35 rating)

Ratings: The ratings report for the week of April 12-16 revealed The Talk came in last place in both the Women 18-49 demographic (0.23 rating) and the Women 25-54 demographic (0.35 rating)

Sharon was the last original cast member left, who co-hosted the first season in 2010 with Julie Chen (who left after Season 8), Sara Gilbert (who left after Season 9) and a trio who only lasted the first season – Marissa Jaret Winokur, Holly Robinson Peete and Leah Remini.

The show is now hosted by Sheryl Underwood, Carrie Ann Inaba, Amanda Kloots and Elaine Welteroth, with some fans stating they were ‘boycotting’ the show in Osbourne’s absence.

‘I have boycotted the show due to the unfair treatment of Sharon Osbourne! So much for free speech in America!’ a fan wrote

Last original: Sharon was the last original cast member left, who co-hosted the first season in 2010 with Julie Chen (who left after Season 8), Sara Gilbert (who left after Season 9) and a trio who only lasted the first season - Marissa Jaret Winokur, Holly Robinson Peete and Leah Remini

Last original: Sharon was the last original cast member left, who co-hosted the first season in 2010 with Julie Chen (who left after Season 8), Sara Gilbert (who left after Season 9) and a trio who only lasted the first season – Marissa Jaret Winokur, Holly Robinson Peete and Leah Remini

‘I will miss Sharon Osbourne on The Talk. It was obvious that she truly loved and respected the other cohosts,’ another added.

Osbourne left the show after a heated discussion with Underwood over Piers Morgan’s controversial comments about Meghan Markle, following her and Prince Harry’s interview with Oprah Winfrey.

Osbourne was called ‘racist’ for defending Morgan, which lead to her leaving the show, with Osbourne opening up on her departure during an April episode of Real Talk with Bill Maher.

Missing Sharon: 'I will miss Sharon Osbourne on The Talk. It was obvious that she truly loved and respected the other cohosts,' another added

Missing Sharon: ‘I will miss Sharon Osbourne on The Talk. It was obvious that she truly loved and respected the other cohosts,’ another added

She added her former co-hosts are, ‘b****es and that’s the way it is,’ while calling them, ‘disgruntled ladies’ later in the interview.

Carrie Ann Inaba also announced yesterday she was taking, ‘a leave of absence’ from The Talk to ‘focus on her well-being.’

The co-host added she was, ‘suffering recent autoimmune flare ups’ as a reason for her taking a break from the show. 

Disgruntled: She added her former co-hosts are, 'b****es and that's the way it is,' while calling them, 'disgruntled ladies' later in the interview

Disgruntled: She added her former co-hosts are, ‘b****es and that’s the way it is,’ while calling them, ‘disgruntled ladies’ later in the interview

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