'The Talk' ratings plunge to lowest daytime program following Sharon Osbourne's exit

The CBS talk show returned to its regular programming schedule 四月に 12, following a nearly month-long hiatus after an on-air spat between Osbourne and co-host Sheryl Underwood resulted in the former reality star leaving the show for good.

ザ・ Soap Opera Network reports that the ratings for “その話” during the week of April 12-16 dipped to the No. 13 spot, the last place on the list, in both the Women 18-49 demographic (A 0.23 評価) and the Women 25-54 demographic (A 0.35 評価).

But the outlet notes it had “持続” this spot, meaning ratings already had plummeted prior to Osbourne’s departure.

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Sharon Osbourne, 68, 'decided to leave' the long-running daytime talk show following her on-air spat in March with co-host Sheryl Underwood.

Sharon Osbourne, 68, ‘decided to leavethe long-running daytime talk show following her on-air spat in March with co-host Sheryl Underwood. (フレイザーハリソン/ゲッティイメージズ)

Shakeup at “その話” first took place back on March 10, when Osbourne was locked in a heated discussion about race, spurred by her previous support Piers Morgan after he left “グッドモーニングブリテン” over differing opinions about メーガン・マークル following the Duchess of Sussex and ハリー王子‘s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey.

The debate prompted CBS to launch an internal investigation into the episode, and it was placed on hiatus more than once.

In the first episode since its return, Underwood, 57, opened up about the “トラウマ” she said she’s been dealing with amid her public fallout with Osbourne, 68, but noted that she was eager to get back in front of the show’s devoted audience to explain her side of the matter.

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I feel like I’ve been in, お気に入り, PTSD because it was a trauma,” Underwood explained. “And I feel like I want to get past this because I really wanted to get back to work with my friends and my colleagues and the crew … but I also wanted to get back to the audience.

Carrie Ann Inaba announced on Twitter on Monday she is taking an absence of leave from the CBS syndicated show due to focus on her 'wellbeing.'

Carrie Ann Inaba announced on Twitter on Monday she is taking an absence of leave from the CBS syndicated show due to focus on her ‘wellbeing.(Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)

The comedian also leaned into the issues at hand and told viewers that she and the remaining members of “その話” NS “honestly discuss what occurred and explore some of our feelings,” adding that the crew wouldalso show you how anyone can become more comfortable discussing important issues and having difficult conversations.

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Underwood lamented that she feared being seen by others asthe angry black womanand thus, chose to keep calm during the heated exchange with Osbourne.

その間, just this week, 共同ホスト Carrie Ann Inaba announced she is taking a leave of absence to focus on her wellbeing. スター, 53, did not disclose any additional details, including how long her leave will be in effect or what health struggles she may be facing. 過去には, Inaba has been open about her struggles with Sjögren’s Syndrome, fibromyalgia, Lupus and more.

Her temporary departure leaves “その話” with only three co-hosts following Sharon Osbourne’s recent exit. Underwood, 57, will remain on air with Amanda Kloots and Elaine Welteroth.

フォックス・ニュース’ Julius Young and Nate Day contributed to this report.

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